Immunizations play an important role in protecting our health, and the health of our families and communities. You have the power to protect yourself and your family with vaccines that prevent serious diseases like measles, the flu, whooping cough, pneumonia, and cancers caused by HPV.
Remember, vaccines aren’t just for young children. The Virginia Department of Health encourages everyone to talk to your doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional to ensure that you and your loved ones of all ages are up to date on all recommended vaccines.
- Immunization schedules for all stages of life may be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/.
- Immunization requirements for entry into public schools in Virginia are available at www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/.
- Use this guide to see which vaccines are recommended for your family – Growing Up with Vaccines: What Should Parents Know?
- Local health districts may offer extra hours or special clinics this summer for back to school vaccinations. For questions, please contact your local health department office. Locate contact information for your closest office at www.vdh.virginia.gov/health-department-locator.
- Read the press release.