July 31, 2014

New Immunization Requirements for Students Entering Seventh Grade; Free Vaccinations Available August 23

Parents of students entering seventh grade are reminded that new immunization requirements announced earlier this year require students to have one Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and one meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination.

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services staff will provide free Tdap and MCV4 vaccinations to incoming seventh-grade students at the Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Back to School Fair on Saturday, August 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MCPS’ Carver Educational Center, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville.

Appointments are required and can be made online at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/vaccineclinic. A parent or designated adult must be present with a parent-signed consent form at the time of the vaccination.

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.