Important Student Vaccination Information

 Maryland State requires students receive vaccinations on a schedule determined by the CDC in order to attend preschool programs and schools (Attachment C). Students may be exempted from these requirements if a healthcare provider states that the vaccinations are medically contraindicated or for religious objections.

· Students entering Kindergarten, or Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 must provide documentation that they have received two doses of Varicella vaccinations and two doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccinations, in addition to those they would have received between birth and age five years.

Parents/guardians may contact their healthcare provider for a copy of their children’s vaccination records to verify which vaccinations have been received to date. In addition, parents/guardians can view and print their children’s vaccination records at the Maryland Department of Health Center for Immunization website: https://md.myir.net/ All healthcare providers in Maryland now are required to record vaccinations administered on ImmuNet, Maryland’s secure immunization information system.

Important Dates

· August 31, 2020: First day of school. Students must provide documentation that they have received the required vaccinations unless parents/guardians provide documentation of an exemption. Students may enter school if they have not received their vaccinations yet, but parents/guardians can provide documentation that an appointment to receive required vaccinations has been scheduled within the next 20 days.

· September 21, 2020: Students who have not provided documentation of required vaccinations must be excluded from school until such documentation is produced.