Immunization Requirements for the 2018-2019 School Year
All incoming seventh grade students must receive vaccination against Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal meningitis (MCV4) prior to the start of the 2018–2019 school year. In addition, all students newly enrolled in MCPS in Grades 8 through 11 are required to have one Tdap and MCV4 vaccination. Students will be required to provide documentation of the required Tdap and MCV4 immunizations.
Parents should contact their doctor to make sure their child is properly immunized and submit a copy of the documentation to the child’s school health nurse as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday, Sept. 4, the first day of the 2018–2019 school year.
To ensure all students have a chance to receive the necessary immunizations, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will hold free vaccination clinics for students in 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11th grades.