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.