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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 11 and up) can also get many of these vaccines from a pharmacist.

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 410-876-4443 for an appointment. Para obtener ayuda en español, llame al 410-876-4990.

The Health Department is also partnering with Carroll County Public Schools to offer two free back to school vaccination clinics to help children receive their required vaccines:

  • Thursday, September 8th (Deadline to register: September 7th)
  • Wednesday, September 14th (Deadline to register: September 13th)
  • Location: West Middle School
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Appointment only – no walk-ins
  • Vaccines offered: Tdap, HPV, MCV, Men B, Varicella
These clinics are open to all children in the county (public, private and homeschool) aged 4 – 18 regardless of insurance. Check back for registration links when they become available.
The Health Department will also partner with the Carroll County Public Schools and Maryland Partners for Prevention to offer free in-school flu vaccination clinics at all schools between October 18th and October 20th. More information will be sent to parents/guardians in the fall.

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.

How to Obtain Services

Who can get services?

Carroll County children from birth through age 18.

 

How do I get services?

Call 410-876-4942 for more information. Call 410-876-4920 for an appointment.

 

Hours

Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

 

Cost

Fees based on income (sliding scale).