Immunization

Our Mission

The Division of Immunization has as its mission the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with vaccine-preventable diseases.

Important Update

Back to School Immunizations

As summer comes to an end and families prepare for students to return to school, now is the time to make sure your child is properly immunized! Back to school immunizations are available at your local health department, doctor's office, and many pharmacies.

Recommended vaccines for your child, by age >>

View all back to school immunization requirements >>

 

Hepatitis A

Virginia is experiencing an increase in cases of hepatitis A, an infectious disease that affects the liver. Hepatitis A is spread person to person by a virus, and some groups are at an increased risk for becoming ill. These include injection and non-injection drug users, persons who are/were recently homeless, persons who are/were recently incarcerated, and men who have sex with men (MSM).

Hepatitis A can be prevented by a vaccine. VDH is working in partnership with community stakeholders and medical providers to identify and respond to cases and to provide vaccine to help control the spread of illness. Read more >>

IAC Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll

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On July 16, 2013, the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) launched the Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that have attained high coverage rates for administering hepatitis B vaccine at birth.Congratulations to our Virginia hospitals:

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital-Norfolk, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 93% birth dose rate 1/1/2018 – 12/31/2018 (2nd yr honor roll status)

Riverside Regional Medical Center-Newport News, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 94% birth dose rate 1/1/2018 – 12/31/2018 (5th yr honor roll status)

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital-Onancock, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 95% birth dose rate 1/1/2018 – 12/31/2018 (5th yr honor roll status)

University of Virginia Health System-Charlottesville, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 92% from 7/1/2014-6/30/2015

Learn more about the IAC Birth Dose Initiative, CLICK HERE!