Sunday, August 18, 2019

Immunization REQUIRED for Prince George's County Schools

Attention Prince George’s County Public School Parents!

Does your child have their immunizations for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year? Current sixth-grade students will need the Tdap and Meningitis vaccines to enter 7th grade on September 3, 2019. Enrolling kindergarten students will need two doses of Varicella (chickenpox vaccine). NOTE: Students who do not have the required immunizations will be excluded from school: No Shots, No School, No Exceptions! >>Visit the State Law and Exclusion page for more details

Now is the time to act! Get your child immunized before the start of school! You can go to your primary care provider now to get your child immunized for the 2019/2020 school year. Other options include going to the local health department clinics, pharmacies, grocery stores, and urgent care centers. >>Visit the Upcoming Clinics page for summer clinic information

Temporary Admission to School

Maryland State Law (COMAR requires all students enrolled in prekindergarten through Grade 12 to receive age-appropriate immunizations. The school must have proof of immunizations before allowing a student to begin school. If evidence of the required vaccines is not provided, the student will be excluded from school. Students without the required documentation will be temporarily admitted and given twenty (20) calendar days from the date of admission to provide evidence of immunization compliance.

Download Maryland Immunization Requirements Download Immunization Certificate (Click on the link below)

To be temporarily admitted to or retained in a preschool or school, the student’s parent or guardian shall present evidence of the student’s appointment with a health care provider. The date of the appointment may not be later than twenty (20) calendar days following the date the student was temporarily admitted or retained. The student will be excluded from school the next day following the appointment date if the parent fails to provide evidence of required immunizations.

Requirements for the 2019-20 school year are:

2 doses of Varicella vaccine for entry into Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd 3rd, 4thAND 5th grades
1 dose of Tdap vaccine for entry into 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11thAND 12th grades
1 dose of Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine for entry into 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11thAND 12th grades