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Baltimore County Department of Health
Immunization Action Program
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130

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


Parents, the school year is approaching. Make sure your children have their vaccines. Attend one of our many back to school immunization clinics (PDF). View the 2016 to 2017 Maryland school year vaccine requirements for children enrolled in preschool programs and in school.

Immunizations save lives and prevents serious complications from infections. Getting immunized protects you and those around you. View the immunization schedule for all ages.

Infant Immunizations

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

As of August 2014, all seventh-grade students in Maryland were 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 29, 2016        

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