The Charles County Department of Health will hold immunization clinics to administer the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) and tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. All Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) seventh-grade students must be vaccinated against meningococcal meningitis and tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis before the start of the 2021-2022 school year on Aug. 30. Parents are encouraged to make an appointment with their child’s doctor for immunizations. If an appointment cannot be made, parents can schedule an appointment at one of the upcoming health department clinics. Students can be admitted to school without completed immunizations with proof of an appointment for immunization(s) within 20 calendar days of their first day of school.
The clinics* will be hosted from 1 to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the week of Aug. 23. The schedule is as follows:
- Aug. 23 — Matthew Henson Middle School, 3535 Livingston Road, Indian Head (for Henson and General Smallwood Middle School students);
- Aug. 24 — John Hanson Middle School, 3165 John Hanson Drive, Waldorf (for Hanson and Benjamin Stoddert Middle School);
- Aug. 26 — Milton M. Somers Middle School, 300 Willow Lane, La Plata (for Somers and Piccowaxen Middle School students); and
- Aug. 27 — Mattawoman Middle School, 10145 Berry Road, Waldorf (for Mattawoman and Theodore G. Davis Middle School students.)
*Students can sign up to attend any clinic, regardless of the school they attend.
Parents and guardians must complete a consent form and schedule an appointment through PrepMod, an online scheduling system used by the health department, before arriving at a clinic.
- To fill out a consent form for the Aug. 23 clinic at Henson, click here.
- To fill out a consent form for the Aug. 24 clinic at Hanson, click here.
- To fill out a consent form for the Aug. 26 clinic at Somers, click here.
- To fill out a consent form for the Aug. 27 clinic at Mattawoman, click here.
Click here for more information about state vaccine requirements for children.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.
CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).