Immunizations and Documentation

Virginia State Required Immunizations

Students entering Pre-K, Kindergarten, or transferring to The Basilica School of St. Mary, must have a completed School Health Entrance Form, to include the child's physical and the minimum immunization record dated within one calendar year of the first day of school, in their health file. Students entering other grades should have a Confidential Health History Form completed with updated immunization records (if applicable) the first day of school. Please ask your physician for a copy to provide to the school health office.

For reference, please read Commonwealth of Virginia Certification of Immunization Requirements.

Students entering the Sixth Grade

Tdap: Effective July 1, 2006, a booster dose of Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, diphtheria, and Pertussis) is required for students entering the 6th grade, if at least five years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine. Documentation MUST be provided to the clinic prior to the first day of school.

Tdap Letter and Tdap VDH Fact Sheet

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV): Effective October 1, 2008, the HPV vaccine is required for females and recommended for males. The HPV is a two dose series of vaccines for students under the age of 15. This vaccine provides protection against cancers that are caused by HPV infections. Please consider the information provided prior to immunizing your child. The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the 6th grade.


Parents who choose not to immunize their child/children must complete a Certificate of Religious Exempt Form. This form must be notarized.

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