PGCPS LogoPrince George's County Public Schools
  • Immunizations Requirement for 2017-2018

    August 20, 2017

    Dear Parents, 

    This is a reminder that up to date immunizations are a requirement for entry into school. Maryland State immunizations regulations have changed for the 2017-2018 school year. When school begins on September 6, 2017 ALL students enrolled in grades K through 12 must have two Mumps and Rubella (MMR) doses.

    Mumps and Rubella are serious diseases. Mumps can cause deafness and meningitis (an infection of the brain and spinal cord). Rubella (German Measles) if contracted while pregnant can lead to lead to a miscarriage or serious birth defects. You or your child can catch these diseases if you are exposed to someone who has them because they are spread through the air. Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccines can prevent these diseases. In the United States this vaccine is given as a Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR). 

    If you have additional questions please contact your primary care provider. For those families without health insurance, contact the Division of Maternal and Child Health Immunization Program at the Prince George’s County Health Department at (301) 583-3300. Please be wise and have your child immunized prior to the beginning of the school year. 

    Wishing you a safe and healthy school year!