Admission Physical and Vaccination Records:
Our Lady of Good Counsel School’s admission policy related to vaccines and state health assessments is as follows: We will not be accepting students, even for virtual learning, with religious or personal exemptions from Virginia State required school vaccinations for admission to our school. Medical exemptions for vaccination will be accepted with physician documentation of medical reason for delayed schedule or inability to vaccinate. Please direct any questions regarding the vaccination policy to the school nurse.
Virginia State Required Immunizations - Virginia has passed legislation requiring additional vaccinations for school admittance effective July 1, 2021. These requirements will affect the 2021-2022 school year and must be submitted to the school nurse by August 1, 2021. For more information about the new legislative requirements, please go to https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title32.1/chapter2/section32.1-46/.
VDH Vaccine requirements for school admission: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/
Minimum Immunization Requirements
Summary of effective July 2021, Virginia State Requirements for vaccination for school admission require:
- Three (3) hepatitis B vaccine (HepB).
- Three (3) diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Dtap). One dose shall be administered on or after the fourth birthday.
- Booster dose (Tdap) shall be administered prior to entry into the seventh grade.
- Two or three primary doses of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine
- Two (2) live attenuated measles (rubeola), mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
- Two (2) varicella vaccine.
- Three (3) or more polio vaccine (IPV). One dose shall be administered on or after the fourth birthday.
- One to four doses, pneumococcal conjugate (PCV).
- Two (2) hepatitis A vaccine (HAV).
- Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). The first dose shall be administered prior to entry to seventh grade.
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV): Effective July 1, 2021, a complete series of 2 doses of HPV vaccine is required for all students both male and female. The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the 7th grade. After reviewing educational materials approved by the Board of Health, the parent or guardian, at the parent’s or guardian’s sole discretion, may elect for the child not to receive the HPV vaccine.
The following guidelines are outlined in the Office of Catholic Schools Policies and Guidelines and Virginia Health Guidelines Manual.
- OLGC does NOT provide medications for student use
- Medication forms are required for each Prescription and Over The Counter (OTC) medications administered in school. Prescription medications, herbal and OTC medications taken 4 or more consecutive days also require a licensed healthcare provider's (LHCP) written order. No medication will be accepted by school personnel without the accompanying completed medication authorization form.
- ALL medication must be transported to and from school by a parent/guardian.
- All medication must be in their original container and properly labeled. (NO baggies will be accepted).
- Students are NOT permitted to self medicate unless the student has prior written approval to self-carry a medication (inhaler, Epi-pen).
- Within one week after expiration of the effective date on the order, or on the last day of school, the parent or guardian must personally collect any unused portion of the medication. Medications not claimed within that period will be destroyed.