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Immunization Reminder for WCPS Students

Posted August 15, 2019

Hagerstown, MD (August 15, 2019) - In order for a student to attend Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) for the 2019-2020 school year, the following required vaccinations must be completed and submitted to a child’s school health room:

* Two doses of MMR for a student who has turned five, including pre-kindergarten students who turn five during the school year

* Two doses of Varicella vaccine for entry into kindergarten and grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

* One dose of Tdap vaccine for entry into grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

* One dose of Meningococcal vaccine for entry into grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

Students may be excluded from attending the first day of school who do not have up-to-date immunizations unless evidence is presented of an appointment for immunizations scheduled within the following 20 days. Many students have already received these required vaccines during a well-child visit to the primary care provider. Parents and guardians can find out if a child has had these vaccines by looking at the child’s vaccine record or checking with the family's primary care provider.

Immunizations can be obtained from primary care providers, the Washington County Health Department (call for an appointment at 240.313.3210 and bring your child’s immunization record) or CVS Pharmacy Minute Clinic on Potomac Avenue, Hagerstown (call 866.389.2727 for hours of operation). No appointment is needed at CVS, but a parent/guardian must be present.

Additional information about vaccines and immunization records is available from each school’s health office or from the Office of School Health at 301.766.8723.