Required Childhood Vaccinations

The Annotated Code of Maryland ( states that all Maryland students who are new to MCPS, as well as those entering Grade 7, are required to provide documentation that they have received the required vaccinations at the appropriate interval in order to attend school. This applies to students who are new to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) entering Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, Grade 7, or who are transferring from another school district at any grade level. Maryland State law requires that in order to attend preschool programs or schools, students must receive vaccinations on a schedule determined by the Center for Disease Control. Students may be exempted from these requirements if a healthcare provider states that the vaccinations are medically contraindicated, or for religious objections. Maryland State law requires that families provide proof of vaccinations within 20 days of the first day of school, which is Monday, August 29, 2022.


Parents/Guardians may contact their healthcare provider for a copy of their children's vaccination records to verify which vaccinations have been received to date, or may view and print their children's vaccination records at the Maryland Department of Health Center for Immunization website: All healthcare providers in Maryland are now required to record vaccinations administered on lmmuNet, Maryland's secure immunization information system. Hard copies of the vaccination records are to be submitted to your school's assigned School Health Services (SHS) health room staff.


Principals will receive a list of students who have not provided documentation of required vaccination from their assigned SHS staff member. Students on this list will be excluded from school until such documentation is provided.


Important Dates
Monday, August 29, 2022: Students must provide documentation of required vaccinations unless parents/guardians provide documentation of an exemption. Students who have not received their vaccinations may enter school if they provide evidence of an appointment to be vaccinated by Monday, September 20, 2021.
Monday, September 19, 2022: Students who have not provided documentation of required vaccinations must be excluded from school until such documentation is provided.


Immunizations 22-23 Memo - Vaccination Requirements:


Vaccination Clinic Access tor Families: