2023-24 School Year: Immunization Requirements for Students Entering Grades 7-12

Thu, 03/30/2023 - 1:20pm

Attention 6th Grade Parents

Effective school year 2023 – 2024 Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene requires all incoming 7th through 12th grade students in the state of Maryland to have one Tdap and one Meningitis vaccine BEFORE entering school. 

Some students may have already received these immunizations, but the Health Room may not have the updated immunization record. Please contact your child’s health care provider and send or fax an updated copy of your child’s immunizations to the Health Room. The fax number at the school is 410-489-7473.  You may choose to send a copy of your child’s updated immunization record via email to denie_gorbey-creese@hcpss.org . 

If your student requires additional immunizations, parents should contact their health care provider as soon as possible to make an appointment for the student to obtain the required vaccines. Please provide the school with an updated copy of your child’s immunization record (complete with the provider’s signature) once vaccinations have been completed.   

Failure to provide proof of updated immunizations by the first day of school will result in your student being excluded from school. If you have any questions or if you need any assistance, please contact the health room at 410-313-1282.