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Are you ready for Back to School?

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A Public Health Order has been issued by the Governor's Office mandating ALL K-12 schools in Virginia to require masks.

For comprehensive Back to School information from the Virginia Department of Health, visit

Your Child and COVID-19


Getting Your Child Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine
Children need protection from COVID-19 for their health and the health of family and friends. New variants and more in-person activities mean the virus is still being transmitted, and kids are still getting sick. With vaccines now available to children 5 years old and up, getting the vaccine is the best thing you can do for your child's health. Here is a checklist as you prepare for your child's COVID-19 vaccination:

  • Be sure your child is up to date on all routine vaccinations. See below.
  • Ask your pediatrician any questions you may have about the vaccine and your child.
  • Schedule the vaccine appointment by visiting or calling 1-877-829-4682. Be sure you choose the Pfizer vaccine, the only one currently approved for children ages 5-17 in the U.S. You will need to schedule the second dose after the first has been administered.
  • Keep the paper vaccination card. Take a photo of it and keep the original in a safe place. Do not laminate it in case more information is needed later. DO NOT share a photo of it on social media to protect your child from identity theft.

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Vaccination Requirements for School


Print the vaccine schedules: VDH-Vaccine-Schedule