Vaccines Available

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 1:25pm

Important News from the Health Room:

Next month, we will be holding in-school immunization clinics for 11th and 12th graders, offering Tdap, Meningitis, MenB, and HPV vaccinations.  These vaccines may be required or recommended for college entry or employment.  The vaccines will be offered at no cost to you.  There is no co-pay or deductible. However, we will bill your insurance company, if you have insurance.

Below is information about the vaccines that are being offered.  If you would like your child to be vaccinated, you must register online.  

REGISTER ONLINE by APRIL 10, 2020.

Having your child vaccinated at school saves time and makes sure he/she is protected from serious diseases.  Thank you.

                                              Your Child Might Need…

Vaccine Name

Why is it Needed?

When is it Needed?

Meningococcal Meningitis (MCV4) Booster

Meningitis is very contagious and can be deadly. Prevents four types of meningitis.

First dose at 11 or 12 years old.  Second dose recommended five years after the first dose.

Meningococcal Meningitis Type B (MenB) Vaccine*

It is responsible for most college outbreaks of meningitis.

First vaccination at about 16 years old.  The second one is needed at least six months later.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine

Prevents nine types of cancer. One of only two vaccines that can prevent cancer.

For males and females 9 to 26 years old.  Depending on age, two or three vaccinations needed at least six months apart.

Tdap Vaccine

Prevents tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.

Now, if you didn’t get one after 11 years old.

When you fill out the consent form, initial beside all vaccines you would like your child to receive.  We will check school records and the Maryland immunization registry, ImmuNet, see which ones are needed.