Dear Parents, you will receive a letter from the school nurse if your student has not completed the immunizations required by DC Public Schools.
DC Law requires each student attending a DC public school or public charter school to present valid written immunization certification, documenting that he or she has been successfully immunized in accordance with current Department of Health immunization requirements, to his/her school before the first day of classes.
Unless you obtain a medical or religious exemption, DC law requires your child to receive immunizations against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, mumps, measles, rubella, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type (Hib), hepatitis B, and varicella in order to attend school. Students who are 11 years of age or older are also required to receive a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine or submit an opt-out form each school year, which is available on DC Health's website.
Immunization compliance is documented by submitting a completed Universal Health Certificate, religious exemption, and/or HPV Opt-Out to the school at the time of enrollment. Please note that medical exemptions must be documented by a physician on a student’s Universal Health Certificate or other doctor’s note. Religious exemptions must be requested through DC Health.
More information can be found at dchealth.dc.gov/service/immunization-forms.
For more information about immunization expectations, please visit OSSE’s website.
Here we share information about the Vaccination Centers in the District: 2023 District Pediatric Vaccine Locations