Back to School Vaccine Information

Sat, 08/22/2020 - 2:51pm

All children must have the required State of Maryland immunizations in order to attend school. Parents are responsible for providing proof of immunization to the school prior to the student attending or proof of an appointment for necessary immunizations within 20 calendar days of the first day of school. The Maryland Department of Health has not lifted the requirement for immunizations, which are still required for entry into school. At this time, the state has not given any exemption to families in districts utilizing virtual instruction. To help our students obtain the necessary vaccines, HCPSS Health Services continues to partner with the Howard County Health Department (HCHD) and the Maryland Partnership for Prevention (MPP) to offer several immunization clinics for any student who may need them. These clinics will take place outdoors at some HCPSS school buildings during the week of September 21. Multiple vaccines will be offered at no cost to families. Parents/guardians must complete the online consent process prior to the clinic dates. More details are forthcoming. More information on immunization requirements can be found online.