Potomac Brief: New Immunization Requirements for Entering Seventh Graders

Potomac Brief: New Immunization Requirements for Entering Seventh Graders

Parents of students entering seventh grade are reminded that there are immunization requirements announced in 2014 that require students to have one Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and one meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination.

Montgomery County Health and Human Services staff will provide free Tdap and MCV4 vaccinations to incoming seventh-grade students at several locations throughout the county beginning in late August. Eighth and ninth grade students entering a Maryland school for the first time should also receive the vaccinations in order to comply with the requirements. No appointment is necessary. A parent or designated adult must be present. Bring a copy of the child’s immunization record to the clinic.

The clinics will be held:

Saturday, Aug. 27; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Dennis Avenue Health Center

2000 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring

Germantown Health Center

12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown

Tuesday, Sept. 13; 4 -7 p.m.

Clemente Middle School

18808 Waring Station Road, Germantown

Benjamin Banneker Middle School

14800 Perrywood Drive, Burtonsville

Eastern Middle School

300 University Boulevard, East, Silver Spring

Wednesday, Sept. 14; 4 – 7 p.m.

Gaithersburg Middle School

2 Teacher’s Way, Gaithersburg

Argyle Middle School

2400 Bel Pre Road, Silver Spring

Francis Scott Key Middle School

910 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring

Thursday, Sept. 15; 4 – 7 p.m.

Rocky Hill Middle School

22401 Brick Haven Way, Clarksburg

Briggs Chaney Middle School

1901 Rainbow Drive, Silver Spring

White Oak Middle School

12201 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring

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.