Immunization Requirements

  • Students must be up to date with these immunizations PDF to be enrolled in and attend school.

    Note that

    • Children in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade must have two doses of chicken pox (varicella) vaccine
    • Students in 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade must have one dose meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine and one does of “Tdap” vaccine to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis

    Here are resources if your child needs immunizations (also called "vaccinations" or, sometimes, "shots"):

    Call your child’s health care provider. He or she can fill out this form PDF (or generate a form like this by computer), which you can bring to your child's school.

    Visit a Baltimore City Health Department clinic or call 410-396-4454.

    If your child attends one of these schools, he or she can visit the school's health center:

    • Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts
    • City Springs Elementary/Middle School
    • Collington Square Elementary/Middle School
    • Dr. Carter G. Woodson Elementary/Middle School
    • Forest Park High School
    • Harford Heights Elementary School
    • Heritage Early Learning Center
    • KIPP Harmony Academy
    • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High Schools
    • New Era Academy
    • Northwestern High School
    • Patterson High School
    • Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
    • Tench-Tilghman Elementary/Middle School
    • The REACH! Partnership School
    • Vanguard Collegiate Middle School
    • William S. Baer School

    Note that while students must be enrolled at the school, they do not need to be enrolled at the school-based health center to receive immunizations; immunizations will be provided to any student enrolled at the school, as long as supplies last.

    Check with your child's school for additional information or assistance.

    If your child is up to date with required immunizations, then you simply need to provide those records to your child’s school.

    Important forms and other resources