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HCPS students can get required immunizations at free summer walk-in vaccination clinics

Henrico County Public Schools and the Virginia Department of Health’s Richmond and Henrico Health Districts will hold a series of free walk-in vaccination clinics in June and July. HCPS students entering seventh or 12th grade can get free vaccinations at any of the four clinics to meet school attendance requirements, regardless of insurance status.

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 series of free walk-in vaccination clinics in June and July. HCPS students entering seventh or 12th grade can get free vaccinations at any of the four clinics to meet school attendance requirements, regardless of insurance status. Registration is available to guarantee an appointment time, however walk-ins are welcome as resources allow. Virginia requires students to be immunized against various illnesses to attend school for the 2024-25 school year.

Depending on age and grade, students can visit the clinics to get vaccinated for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis; meningococcal conjugate; and human papillomavirus. A parent or guardian must accompany participating students. Only students may be vaccinated at the four clinics. Please bring an ID and insurance information, if available. You can fill out a consent form ahead of time or on site. Only students may be vaccinated at the four clinics. Please bring an ID and insurance information, if available.

Immunization requirements for 2024-25 school attendance:
  • MenACWY vaccine: The vaccine is required for students entering seventh and 12th grade. Only rising seventh and 12th grade students may receive vaccinations during summer clinics.
  • Tdap vaccine: The vaccine is required for students entering seventh grade. Students ages 11 or older may be vaccinated.
  • HPV vaccine: Students ages 11 or older may be vaccinated. The vaccine is not required for school attendance.
HCPS summer vaccination clinics:
  • June 24: 9 a.m. to noon at Henrico High School (302 Azalea Ave., Henrico, Va.). Register for this clinic at https://tinyurl.com/HCPSClinicHenrico2024 or by calling 804-205-3501. Walk-ins are welcome as resources allow.
  • June 26: 9 a.m. to noon at Quioccasin Middle School (9400 Quioccasin Road, Henrico, Va.). Register for this clinic at https://tinyurl.com/HCPSClinicQMS2024  or by calling 804-205-3501. Walk-ins are welcome as resources allow.
  • July 10: 9 a.m. to noon at Elko Middle School (9501 Elko Road, Henrico, Va.). Register for this clinic at https://tinyurl.com/HCPSClinicElko2024 or by calling 804-205-3501. Walk-ins are welcome as resources allow.

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