County schools urge student vaccination review before Aug. 26
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 09:01
    Baltimore County Public Schools encourages parents and guardians to check their child’s immunization records with a family doctor, the Baltimore County Department of Health [BCDH] or the Maryland Department of Health and Hygiene before the new school year begins on Monday, Aug. 26.
    There are no changes to state immunization requirements for the 2013-14 academic year. The second MMR and varicella vaccine required for students enrolled in kindergarten is not required for students registered in pre-k programs.
    For more information about school immunization requirements, visit
    Students may be eligible for free immunizations if they do not have health insurance or insurance for vaccines, if they have Medical Assistance and/or Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Progam insurance, or if they are of Alaskan or Native American descent.
    Throughout the summer, the Eastern Family Resource Center and several Baltimore County walk-in clinics will host free immunizations for eligible students. For a complete list of participating clinics and hours of operation, call the BCDH at 410-887-2705.