• Immunizations

    State Law And Exclusion From School

    Temporary Admission to School 

    Maryland State Law (COMAR requires all students enrolled in prekindergarten through Grade 12 to receive age-appropriate immunizations. The school must have proof of immunizations before allowing a student to begin school. If evidence of the required vaccines is not provided, the student will be excluded from school. Students without the required documentation will be temporarily admitted and given twenty (20) calendar days from the date of admission to provide evidence of immunization compliance. 

    To be temporarily admitted to or retained in a preschool or school, the student’s parent or guardian shall present evidence of the student’s appointment with a health care provider. The date of the appointment may not be later than twenty (20) calendar days following the date the student was temporarily admitted or retained. The student will be excluded from school the next day following the appointment date if the parent fails to provide evidence of required immunizations.

    Immunization Updates

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     Attention Prince George’s County Public School Parents: Does your child have their immunizations for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year?  Current 6th grade students will need the Tdap and Meningitis vaccines to enter 7th grade on September 6, 2017. Enrolling Kindergarten students will need two doses of Varicella (chicken pox vaccine).  But guess what? There is no need to wait and get caught in the summer rush, not able to get an appointment before the school year begins or have your child excluded from school on the first day.

    Now is the time to act!  You can go to your primary care provider now to get your child immunized for the 2017/2018 school year.  Other options for you include: going to the local health department clinics, local pharmacies, grocery stores and urgent care centers. 

    If you have questions, please feel free to contact your child’s school or the Office of School Health at 301-749-4722.  

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