May 16, 2022

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Immunization Clinics Announced for Rising 7th-Graders


The St. Mary’s County Health Department will offer Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough) and meningococcal (meningitis) vaccines for currently enrolled sixth-graders (rising seventh-graders) at school-located immunization clinics during the week of April 18, 2022.

Tdap and meningococcal immunizations are required for children attending school (entering seventh grade) in Maryland. These clinics are offered free of charge (no out-of-pocket cost, co-payment, co-insurance, etc.) to participants.

Advance registration and parental consent is required. Students must be age 11 or older and currently enrolled at the school hosting the immunization clinic to register. Clinics will be hosted on the following dates and locations during the school day, parents do not need to be present.

  • April 19: Margaret Brent Middle School and Chesapeake Public Charter School
  • April 20: Spring Ridge Middle School
  • April 21: Esperanza Middle School
  • April 22: Leonardtown Middle School

Registration will close on April 7, 2022. To register or for more information, click here or call 301-475-4330.

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