Vaccination Clinics Scheduled Today in Silver Spring and Gaithersburg
All Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) seventh grade and eighth grade students must be vaccinated against Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal meningitis (MCV4) prior to the start of the 2015-2016 school year.
According to an MCPS news release, 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, but no later than Monday, Aug. 31, which is the first day of the 2015-2016 school year.
To ensure all students have a chance to receive the necessary immunizations, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is holding free vaccination clinics for incoming seventh grade students on June 15th, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the following schools:
Eastern Middle School, 300 University Blvd., East, in Silver Spring
Lakelands Park Middle School, 1200 Main Street in Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg Middle School, 2 Teachers Way in Gaithersburg
An additional vaccination clinic will be held at the MCPS Back to School Fair on Saturday, August 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville.
Appointments are required and can be made online. A parent or designated adult must be present with a parent-signed consent form at the time of vaccination.
These clinics are open to any Grade 7 student, regardless of which school they attend.