Attention Prince George’s County Public School Parents! Does your child have their immunizations for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year? Current sixth-grade students will need the Tdap and Meningitis vaccines to start 7th grade on August 31, 2020. Enrolling kindergarten students will need two doses of Varicella (chickenpox vaccine).
Now is the time to act! Get your child immunized before the start of school! You can go to your primary care provider now to get your child immunized for the 2020-2021 school year. Other options include going to the local health department clinics, pharmacies, grocery stores, and urgent care centers.
Currently, there is a surge of measles cases in the United States, including five cases in Maryland. We are sharing this important health notification for the protection of your children, your family, and the PGCPS community.
Measles is a disease which causes fever, cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and a rash. It can cause more serious problems such as lung, ear, and brain infections, and in rare cases, death.
It is extremely contagious and can live in the air for several hours in a location where an infected person has been. Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect your child from measles. Please review your child's shot record to ensure they are up to date with required immunizations.