- HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR HOME INSTRUCTED CHILDREN.
Section 22.1-271.4 of Virginia law states, “…any parent, guardian … having control or charge of a child being home instructed … shall comply with the immunization requirements provided in Section 32.1-46 in the same manner and to the same extent as if the child has been enrolled in and is attending school.
Upon request by the division superintendent, the parent shall submit to such division superintendent documentary proof of immunization in compliance with Sec. 32.1-46. No proof of immunization shall be required of any child upon submission of (i) an affidavit to the division superintendent stating that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the parent’s or guardian’s religious tenets or practices; or (ii) a written certification from a licensed physician that one or more of the required immunizations may be detrimental to the child’s health, indicating the specific nature of the medical condition or circumstances that contraindicates immunization.”