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



                2 MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella)required for children 60-71 months

                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)


               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 as of 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. For students entering grade 7, an additional Tdap and meningococcal are required.

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

    For more information on required immunizations go to the website and click on the letter "I".

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