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Parents of Students Entering Seventh Grade Reminded of New Immunization Requirements; Free Immunizations Offered in August and September
Parents of students entering seventh grade are reminded that there are immunization requirements announced in 2014 that require students to have one Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and one meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination.
Montgomery County Health and Human Services staff will provide free Tdap and MCV4 vaccinations to incoming seventh-grade students at several locations throughout the County beginning in late August. Eighth and ninth grade students entering a Maryland school for the first time should also receive the vaccinations in order to comply with the requirements. No appointment is necessary. A parent or designated adult must be present. Please bring a copy of the child’s immunization record to the clinic.
The clinics will be held:
Saturday, August 27th; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dennis Avenue Health Center
2000 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring
Germantown Health Center
12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown
Tuesday, September 13th; 4 -7 p.m.
Clemente Middle School
18808 Waring Station Road, Germantown
Benjamin Banneker Middle School
14800 Perrywood Drive, Burtonsville
Eastern Middle School
300 University Boulevard, East, Silver Spring
Wednesday, September 14; 4 – 7 p.m.
Gaithersburg Middle School
2 Teacher’s Way, Gaithersburg
Argyle Middle School
2400 Bel Pre Road, Silver Spring
Francis Scott Key Middle School
910 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring
Thursday, September 15; 4 – 7 p.m.
Rocky Hill Middle School
22401 Brick Haven Way, Clarksburg
Briggs Chaney Middle School
1901 Rainbow Drive, Silver Spring
White Oak Middle School
12201 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring
In addition, there are four locations that will offer expanded hours for their regularly scheduled immunization clinics. For more information on that clinic schedule, please go to http://bit.ly/2aJeNgK.
For more information on immunizations, call the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services’ Immunization Program at 240-777-1050 or School Health Services at 240-777-1550.
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Media Contact: Mary Anderson, 240-777-6534
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