August 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 26, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Aug. 26, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot will lead a promotional tour of Silver Spring Restaurant Week this evening.  The elected leaders plan to kick off the tour at 5 p.m. with a happy hour social at […]

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August 25, 2015 | Cindy Peña

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Back to School – Get Your Vaccinations! (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials are urging all parents to make sure their students are properly vaccinated as the school year begins.  Free vaccines will be offered at the MCPS Back to School Fair on August 29th, as well at Montgomery County health clinics and in selected MCPS middle schools throughout the month of September. All […]

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July 23, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Second Rabid Bat Captured in Gaithersburg This Month

For the second time this month, Gaithersburg animal control officers were called to a residence for the report of a bat inside the home that later tested positive for the rabies virus. The latest incident happened on July 21st at 3:30 p.m. at an occupied condominium in the 800 block of Quince Orchard Boulevard. Animal […]

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July 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Rabid Bat Found in Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg city officials are reminding residents to vaccinate their pets against the rabies virus after a rabid bat was found in an apartment on Dalamar Street on July 10th. According to a city news release, the bat was captured, euthanized and tested for rabies. Test results confirmed that the bat was infected with the rabies […]

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June 16, 2015 | Krista Brick

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County Health Officer Gives Update on Ebola, TB and School Vaccination Requirements

The county’s health officer updated the Montgomery County Council Tuesday on the topics of Ebola, tuberculosis and school vaccinations. Dr. Ulder Tillman gives a public health briefing to the county council about twice a year. Of the 11,001 Montgomery County Public Schools’ sixth graders entering seventh grade in August, 7,098 still do not have the required  Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-acellular […]

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February 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Leventhal Touts Measles Vaccinations and Has Questions for MCPS (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal touts the importance of getting the measles vaccination and says he has questions for Montgomery County Public Schools officials about policy on this matter and how a family may opt out of the vaccination. Take a look:

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September 11, 2014 | Krista Brick

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MCPS Schools Hosting Clinics to get Seventh-Grade Immunizations (Video)

UPDATED, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.- There is just one day left to make sure your seventh-grader meets the new immunization requirements and there are a couple clinics open today to help you. Thursday, September 11 – Benjamin Banneker Middle School, 14800 Perrywood Road, Burtonsville – Rocky Hill Middle School, 22401 Brick Haven Way, Clarksburg – Silver […]

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September 2, 2014 | Krista Brick

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Thousands of MCPS Students Still Need Vaccinations

Parents of about 4,200 7th graders are not compliant with Montgomery County Public Schools’  new vaccinations requirements. Montgomery County Heath and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson said those students got a letter late last week letting them know that they did not have the necessary vaccinations needed to attend school. All Maryland school students entering 7th grade […]

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