Immunization Program

Back-to-School Vaccination Clinics

Free vaccinations will be available for school-aged children (pre-K through high school) who are missing any required school vaccines. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are allowed. Parents must be present and bring an ID and immunization record (if available).



  • Tdap—Students in 7th through 12th grade who have not received a Tdap vaccine between ages 11 and 12 are eligible. The vaccine is valid if received at 10 years of age.
  • Meningococcal (MCV4) – Students in 7th through 12th grade if they have not received an MCV4 vaccine between ages 11-12, second dose at age 16-18 years.
  • Meningococcal B – At 16-18 years of age, followed by a second dose one month later.
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – Beginning at 9 years of age.
  • Varicella (chickenpox) – First dose on or after first birthday, then a second dose at 4-6 years of age. Note: two (2) doses of varicella vaccine are required for students entering Kindergarten through 10th grade and for previously unvaccinated students 13 years and older. Medical diagnosis of varicella disease is acceptable in place of vaccination.
  • Flu (injectable) – Any child 6 months of age and older (available beginning sometime in late August or early September 2024)
  • COVID-19 – The new updated 2023-2034 formula – Beginning at 6 months of age.

Please call to find out the dates and times:
Dennis Avenue Health Center - 240-777-1050
Germantown Health Center - 240-777-3380
Silver Spring Health Center - 240-777-3160
School Health Services Immunization Center - 240-740-4430

For more information about back-to-school immunization requirements for the 2024-2025 school year, please visit the Maryland Department of Health website.  
For information on vaccines and immunizations, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .

Vaccines for Children Program

DHHS offers childhood immunizations throughout the year by appointment only for eligible children through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program,  Immunizations are available at the Dennis Avenue Health Center, the Germantown Health Center, the School Health Services Immunization Clinic at the Rocking Horse Road Center and the Silver Spring Health Center. Call the specific location to make an appointment.

To be eligible for the VFC program, children must be 18 years and younger and meet at least one of the following:

  • Does not have health insurance.
  • Has Medical Assistance.
  • Has health insurance that does not cover vaccines.
  • Is Alaskan native or American Indian.

Documents To Bring

If the child is covered by Medical Assistance, bring the child's Medical Assistance card.

Eligibility Requirements

Children age 18 years or younger must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Child does not have health insurance.
  • Child is covered by Medical Assistance.
  • Child has health insurance that doesn’t cover vaccines.
  • Child is Alaskan native or American Indian.

Children with private health insurance should schedule immunization appointments with their primary health care provider.

Fees and Payments

There is a vaccine administration fee, based on a sliding fee scale set by the State of Maryland Department of Health and based on family size and income. A child will not be denied a vaccination based on inability to pay the administration fee.


1. How do I get a copy of my child’s Immunization record?

  • First ask your school nurse for a copy of your child's immunization record. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) maintains an immunization record for each enrolled student.  If the record is not available through the school, call 311.  The County’s Immunization Program will follow up, may search the State’s Immunization Registry, and will call you back.
  • Check the Maryland Department of Health's web portal, Maryland residents can access their vaccination records online at no cost. Users can view and print official copies of their vaccination records and those of their family members without contacting their health care provider.

2. Where should I call for an appointment for adult vaccinations?

Currently, we do not provide adult vaccinations, but we can provide information on local community clinics that offer vaccinations for a fee. Call 311 for more information.