Prince George’s County Schools Offer Vaccines to Meet New State Requirements

As reported in the Washington Post, Prince George’s county school officials have been offering free vaccinations and scrambling to remind parents of the Oct. 31 deadline to prove that their children have been vaccinated against measles, mumps, whooping cough and other communicable diseases. As described,

Starting this school year, Maryland public schools require proof that students entering kindergarten have received two chicken pox vaccinations, and students starting the seventh grade must have received the Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and meningococcal vaccinations. . .Nurses are administering vaccines to students at 15 middle schools in Prince George’s County this week as the county makes a final push for students to get their required vaccinations before Friday’s deadline. More than 3,000 students in Prince George’s still needed their vaccinations as of last week and they are in danger of not being able to attend school after the deadline.

For more information, see Thousands of students without vaccinations could be barred from Maryland schools and Nurses in Prince George’s will administer vaccines at 15 schools from the Washington Post, and our previous post on Conduit Street, New Vaccine Requirements in Maryland Schools.