Immunization Requirements for the 2018-2019 School Year

All incoming seventh grade students, as well as eighth, ninth and tenth and eleventh grade students that are new to the state, must receive vaccination against Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal meningitis (MCV4) prior to the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Students not in compliance with Maryland vaccination requirements will be excluded from attending school until they provide documentation of the required Tdap and MCV immunizations. The requirements are in place throughout the State of Maryland.

Parents should contact their doctor to make sure their child is properly immunized and submit a copy of the documentation to the child's school health nurse as soon as possible.

To ensure all students have a chance to receive the necessary immunizations, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will hold free clinics for children in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10, 11 in July and August.  

View the Clinics Schedule

 

For more information about the clinics, contact 240-777-1050 . A parent or designated adult must be present with a parent-signed consent form at the time of vaccination. For more information about the state requirement (including exemptions), visit  https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/OIDEOR/IMMUN/Pages/back-to-school-immunization-requirements.aspx or contact DHMH.IZInfo@maryland.gov .