Health equity initiatives in Montgomery give families and students an opportunity to receive vital services when resources are scarce.
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will hold free vaccination clinics during the months of August and September to help parents prepare for the school year. Immunization locations have been set up at 12 participating facilities around the county for qualifying children ages 18 or younger. Childhood immunizations are available throughout the year but during the months leading into the school year, increased opportunities across the county helps to lower barriers for families needing to fulfill requirements.
Available vaccines include Tdap, meningococcal (MCV4), meningococcal B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Varicella (chickenpox). And while there is a vaccine administration fee, no child will be denied a vaccination based on inability to pay the administration fee. The county follows state guidelines by administering a sliding fee scale that is set by the State Department of Health and is based on family size and family income.
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will hold free child vaccination clinics during August to help parents prepare for the 2023-2024 school year.
— Montgomery County DHHS (@MoCoDHHS) August 8, 2023
More information can be found on the Montgomery County DHHS website. Details on how to receive copies of immunization records, how to make appointments, and eligibility requirements are all available.