(August 10, 2017, Salisbury, MD) There are new immunization requirements for children entering certain grades.Students will be excluded from school if they do not show proof of required immunizations.
The new immunization requirements for the 2017-2018 school year are:
· Children entering Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades must have 2 doses of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine.
· Children entering 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grades must have 1 dose of TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) and one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine.
The Wicomico County Health Department will hold free, walk-in immunization clinics for children in these grades who live in Wicomico County at its Fritz Health Center, 300 W. Carroll St., Salisbury, MD. No appointment is necessary.Parents/guardians must bring the child’s most recent vaccination record. The dates and times for the clinics are:
August 16 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
September 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, and 28 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
October 2, 3, 4, and 5 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
For more information about the clinics, vaccines, or requirements, call the Wicomico County Health Department at 410-543-6943.
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT CONTACT: Cara Rozaieski
FOR CONTINUOUS RELEASE (410) 251-5214
August 10 – October 5, 2017
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS SCHEDULED
Parents and guardians: Don’t let your child be kept out of school because they don’t have the required vaccinations. There are new immunization requirements for most grades this coming school year.
The Wicomico County Health Department will hold free, walk-in immunization clinics for children who live in Wicomico County. Parents or guardians must bring the child’s most recent vaccination record. While no appointment is necessary, clinics will be held only on certain days and times.
For more information about the new requirements, the grades affected, and the vaccination clinics, call the Health Department at 410-543-6943.