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Rising 7th or 12th grader? Immunization clinics set for all HCPS middle and high schools

The new school year starts August 19th, and vaccinations are required for enrollment.

Trevor Dickerson

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Henrico County Public Schools and the Virginia Department of Health’s Richmond and Henrico Health Districts will hold a free vaccination clinic at each HCPS middle and high school to provide required vaccines for students entering seventh or 12th grade in 2024-25. No reservation is needed for the winter and spring clinics. Virginia requires students to be immunized against various illnesses to enroll for the new school year. Parents and guardians do not need to accompany students if a signed consent form has been returned.

Immunization restrictions and requirements for 2024-25 enrollment:

  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY): The vaccine is required for students entering seventh and 12th grade. Only rising seventh and 12th-grade students may receive vaccinations.
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine (Tdap): The booster vaccine is required for students entering seventh grade and those entering 12th grade who have not received a dose of this vaccine after age 7. Students ages 11 or older may be vaccinated.

To receive a vaccination, students must currently be in sixth or 11th grade and enrolled at the school hosting the immunization clinic at the time the vaccine is provided.

While parents and guardians are welcome to accompany students to the clinics, parents and guardians need not be present if a signed 2024 Adolescent Vaccine Consent Form has been returned to their school nurse.

A complete list of immunization requirements for school enrollment can be found at the Virginia Department of Health website at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/.

HCPS winter/spring immunization clinics:

  • Feb. 9: Douglas Freeman High School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • Feb. 13: Deep Run High School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • Feb. 13: Holman Middle School (12:15-3 p.m.)
  • Feb. 23: Glen Allen High School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • Feb. 23: Achievable Dream Secondary at the Oak Avenue Complex (12:15-3 p.m.)
  • Feb. 27: Hermitage High School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • March 8: Highland Springs High School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • March 12: Varina High School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • March 22: Henrico High School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • March 26: Elko Middle School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • March 26: Academy at Virginia Randolph (12:15-3 p.m.)
  • April 9: Fairfield Middle School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • April 12: Mills Godwin High School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • April 16: Hungary Creek Middle School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • April 19: J.R. Tucker High School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • April 23: Pocahontas Middle School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • April 26: Quioccasin Middle School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • April 30: John Rolfe Middle School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • May 3: Short Pump Middle School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • May 7: Tuckahoe Middle School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • May 10: L. Douglas Wilder Middle School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • May 14: Brookland Middle School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • May 17: George Moody Middle School (8:30-11:30 a.m.)

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.