|Kevin M. Maxwell, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
September 10, 2014
For Immediate Release
Office of Communications
PGCPS TO HOST FREE IMMUNIZATION CLINICS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is encouraging parents and care providers of students in kindergarten and Grade 7 to be ready and be healthy by ensuring that their child is up-to-date on needed immunizations.
Immunization requirements in the State of Maryland have changed for the 2014-2015 school year for students in kindergarten and Grade 7. For the current school year, all kindergarten students must receive two doses of the chickenpox vaccine, which is also known as the varicella vaccine. All students in Grade 7 are required to receive a single dose of the TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccine and a single dose of the meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine.
All kindergarten and Grade 7 students must receive these immunizations by Tuesday, September 16. Without medical verification of receiving the required vaccinations, unimmunized students will not be permitted to attend school until the required records have been provided.
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will host free immunization clinics Saturday, September 13, for all students in need of immunizations. The clinics will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the following locations:
Bladensburg High School
4200 57th Avenue
Fairmont Heights High School
1401 Nye Street
Capitol Heights, MD
Northwestern High School
7000 Adelphi Road
Oxon Hill High School
6701 Leyte Drive
Oxon Hill, MD
All four sites will provide free immunizations.
Area pharmacies, store clinics, and health care providers are offering required immunizations that may be covered by health insurance, offered at full price or on a sliding scale.
The following health care providers will see children without health insurance:
Children’s Hospital: 202-476-5000
Mary’s Center: 202-545-2095
Greater Baden Medical Services (at the following three locations):
Oxon Hill: 301-686-1171
Capitol Heights: 240-492-2500
About PGCPS: Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, over 125,000 students and nearly 18,000 employees. With an annual budget of $1.795 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities. PGCPS is nationally recognized for its innovative programs and initiatives, including the expansion of Advanced Placement courses and partnerships with businesses and institutions of higher learning.
Prince George’s County Board of Education