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Baltimore County Department of Health
Immunization Action Program
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130
Email: clinicalservices@baltimorecountymd.gov

Phone: 410-887-2705 (general questions)
Phone: 410-887-2718 (school requirements)
TTY users call via Maryland Relay

New Immunization Requirement for School-Age Children
If your child is entering seventh grade in the next school year please be sure to see the section, school-age immunizations for new requirements.

Back-to-School Immunization Clinics
To assist parents in getting their children immunized before the start of the 2014 to 2015 school year, the Baltimore County Department of Health will provide recommended vaccines at no cost for children up to age 18 who are eligible under the Vaccines for Children program. Learn more about free immunizations for children. (PDF)

 

Infant Immunization

Immunization is one of the best ways parents can protect their infants and children from potentially serious diseases. Over the years, immunization has saved millions of lives. Today, we can protect children younger than two years old from 14 serious diseases. Listed below are 14 diseases prevented by vaccines given to infants and young children:

  • Bacterial Meningitis

  • Diphtheria

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Influenza

  • Measles

  • Mumps

  • Pertussis (whooping cough)

  • Pneumococcal disease

  • Polio

  • Rubella (German measles)

  • Tetanus (lockjaw)

  • Rotavirus

  • Varicella (chickenpox)

If your baby is in need of an immunization, call 410-887-2705 to schedule an appointment.

School-Age Immunizations

Beginning in August 2014, all seventh-grade students in Maryland will be required to have two additional vaccines:

  • Tdap: Also called Boostrix and Adacel, this is a booster vaccine that prevents three diseases - tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). The Tdap vaccine is often given at the 11-year-old check-up.
  • Menactra: Also called Menevo or MCV, this vaccine prevents against several strains of meningococcal meningitis. The meningitis vaccine is recommended for children who are 11 years old.

If your child needs one or more vaccines, please schedule an appointment with your child's health care provider to obtain the needed vaccines or contact the Department of Health Immunization Action Program at 410-887-2705.

International Travel

Certain vaccines are recommended to protect travelers from illnesses present in other parts of the world and to prevent the importation of infectious diseases across international borders. Which vaccinations you need depends on a number of factors including your destination, whether you will be spending time in rural areas, the season of the year you are traveling, your age, health status, and previous immunizations. To receive vaccines for international travel, contact the agencies below.

  • Passport Health: 410-727-0556
  • Maryland Vaccination Services: 410-879-4977

Revised July 15, 2014

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