According to the Baltimore County Public Schools website, effective with the 2014-2015 school year, students entering Grade 7 are required to receive MCV4 (Meningococcal) and Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccinations, in addition to the existing school immunization requirements.

Baltimore County Public Schools is encouraging parents to provide their rising Grade 7 students’ schools with updated immunization records before Wednesday, August 27, the first day of the new school year.

Parents who received notice that their child’s immunization records are missing the MCV4 and Tdap vaccinations should contact their child’s health care provider for up-to-date records. Students who do not submit an updated copy of their immunization records will be excluded from school.

The Baltimore County Department of Health is hosting numerous back-to-school immunization clinics in August; information about these clinics is available here.