Central Shenandoah Health District Holding In-School Spring Vaccination Clinics for Middle and High Schoolers

March 18
Media Contact: Laura Lee Wight
Population Health Manager

Central Shenandoah Health District Holding In-School Spring Vaccination Clinics for Middle and High Schoolers

(STAUNTON, Va.)The Central Shenandoah Health District will be holding in-school vaccine clinics for rising 7th and 12th graders within Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County Public School Districts this spring. The types of vaccines available at these clinics are HPV, Meningococcal ACWY, and Tdap. The Code of Virginia requires children entering daycare, and public or private schools to give proof of vaccination before enrolling in school. The vaccines should be given based on the schedule recommended by the CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Academy of Family Physicians.

The locations and dates of these in-school vaccine clinics are below.

  • Harrisonburg High School: March 22
  • Broadway High School & JF Hillyard Middle School: April 29
  • Turner Ashby High School & Wilber Pence Middle School: April 30
  • Spotswood High School & Montevideo Middle School: May 3
  • East Rock High School & Elkton Middle School: May 3
  • Harrisonburg City Middle School: May 6
  • Harrisonburg High School: May 10

These vaccines are available at no cost for those with and without insurance. Those who qualify for the Vaccine for Children Program will not be billed. If a student has insurance, they must provide their insurance information since insurance will be billed. Parents must complete and submit to the school a signed consent form for their children to receive any vaccines at these clinics. Signed consent forms should be turned in to the children’s school prior to the clinic date. Without a signed consent form, children cannot receive any vaccinations.

“In-school vaccine clinics are one of the most convenient ways for children and parents to prepare for the next school year,” said Dr. Elaine Perry, acting health director. “They don’t require you or your student to take time out of your summer, helping you cross off a to-do earlier in the year, and ensuring your child starts their next school year on time.”

Only students enrolled in the individual schools and their corresponding clinics may attend these in-school clinics. School required vaccines are also available at your local health department; Call ahead to make an appointment.

Call your local health department for more information, and see when your child is due for their next vaccine here: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/11/2021/03/VDH-Vaccine-Schedule.pdf