Immunization & Health Physical Information

 


IMMUNIZATIONS/ HEALTH PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

The following immunizations are required for all public school students in the  state of Maryland:

          

Prekindergarten

            2 MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella)

            1 Hib

            3 Polio (OPV)

            4 DTap/DTP/DT

                1 PCV (Prevnar)- not required for children

                  older than 59 months (5 years) of age

            3 Hepatitis B

           1Varicella (Chickenpox)

Kindergarten

           4 DTaP/DTP/Tdap/DT/Td

           3 Polio (OPV)

           2 MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella)

           3 Hepatitis B

           2 Varicella (Chickenpox)

Grades 1-6

                4 or 3  DTaP/DTP/Tdap/DT/Td

                 3  Polio (OPV)

                 2  MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella)

                 3 Hepatitis B

                 1 or 2 Varicella (Chickenpox)

Grade 7

              New requirement for 2014-2015 school year
              1 Tdap booster
              1 Meningococcal

Maryland State Board of Education encourages a health physical assessment by a licensed health care provider for all new student enrollments.

 

Maryland (House Bill 1221) requires that parents/guardians of children enrolling in prekindergarten, kindergarten and first grade are required to provide the school with copy of the blood lead testing report at the time of enrollment.

 

Immunization regulations in Maryland changed with the 2014-2015 school year, and those changes remain in effect. As a result, all Wicomico County Public Schools (WCPS) students entering Kindergarten must receive a 2nd dose of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine.

Parents are encouraged to check their child’s health record to ensure he or she meets the new state requirements by the beginning of the new school year. Some health insurance plans offer an electronic copy of the immunization form that can be submitted to school staff. Parents are responsible for providing each school with their child’s updated vaccine record.

Click on the link at left for flyers in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole detailing free walk-in Mass Immunization Clinics offered by the Wicomico County Health Department.

Parents should contact their child’s primary care provider if they have any questions.