According to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Health Services Regulations, schools may not knowingly admit students without proper documentation of age appropriate immunity against vaccine preventable diseases (COMAR 10.06.04). New state immunization requirements mandate that all students entering Grades 7 must have one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine) and one dose of meningococcal vaccine.
Please contact your health care provider to ensure that your child’s immunization is up to date this summer to prevent their exclusion from school upon resumption come September 4, 2018. You can go to your primary care provider now to get your child immunized for the 2018/2019 school year. Other options include going to the local health department clinics, pharmacies, grocery stores and urgent care centers. Parents of students without insurance should contact the Prince George’s County Health Department at 301-583-3000. Please send all immunization records to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continue to enjoy your summer!!!
CMIT South Nurse