Health Services – Vaccines for Children
Making sure that your children get their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things you can do to keep them – and others – healthy!
The state of Maryland requires that children enrolled in school receive routine vaccines that protect against diseases like measles, whooping cough, and polio. Maryland’s Vaccine Requirements for Children
Your children can get their required vaccinations from their doctor. Older children (usually age 3 and up) can also get many of these vaccines from a pharmacist. For a list of pharmacies offering childhood vaccines, download the Children’s Vaccination Resources 2022 Please note it is important to call ahead to check vaccine availability and insurance coverage.
Immunization exemptions for medical contraindication or religious objection must be documented on the Maryland Immunization Certificate.
If your child does not have access to a healthcare provider for vaccines, the Health Department’s Children’s Immunization Clinic can help. We provide vaccines to children who are uninsured, underinsured, have Medical Assistance, or who are American Indian or Alaskan Native, from birth through age 18. Call 410-876-4949 or 410-876-4920 for an appointment. Para obtener ayuda en español, llame al 410-876-4990.
- COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children age 5+ can be found on our COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Links page.
- Locations for flu vaccinations, recommended for everyone 6 months and up, can be found on our Finding a Flu Vaccination page.
For more information on children and vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s child vaccination page.
For information on the HPV vaccine, visit our HPV page.
To learn more about Maryland’s back-to-school vaccination requirements, visit the Maryland Department of Health’s school vaccination page.