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JUNE 2014 Newsletter 


MASBHC is proud to be participating in United Way of the National Capital Area's Do More 24! - a local movement that leverages the power of the crowd to support our region's nonprofits through focused, online giving. On June 19th from midnight to midnight, you have the opportunity to support the causes you care about by making a donation of $24 or more to nonprofits that serve our region. 

Be sure to mark your calendars and check out MASBHC's Do More 24 donation page on June 19th

New Back to School Immunization Requirements
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Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, there are new school immunization requirements, as outlined in COMAR These new requirements will impact Kindergarten and 7th grade students. Please see the chart below for the new requirements and below for additional resources. When your patients come for these newly-required vaccinations, please take the opportunity to administer other recommended vaccines, such as HPV (3 doses), Influenza, and Hepatitis A vaccines. While these vaccinations are not required for school entry, they are recommended for adolescents by CDC, AAP, AAFP, and the Maryland Medicaid Program.  


Grade Level

New immunization Requirement

Kindergarten Students

Varicella: Two (2) doses of Varicella vaccine are required for Kindergarten

7th Grade Students

Tdap: A single dose of Tdap vaccine  is required for all students entering 7th grade

7th Grade Students


Meningococcal (MCV4): A single dose of MCV4 vaccine  is required for all students entering 7th grade 



Click here to read the full DHMH memo to VFC Providers about the new 2014-2015 school immunization requirements. 


Click here to visit the DHMH "Back to School" website for more information. 


If you have any special vaccine-related needs or require technical assistance, contact the Vaccines for Children Contact Center via email at



MASBHC is launching a new website next month and we want it to reflect all the positive contributions of school-based health centers all over the state. We want to hear from you about any happenings and success stories at your school-based health center. Email MASBHC Project Manager, Sapna Hencinski at with your story and any accompanying photos. Your story may be featured on the MASBHC blog.

MASBHC 2014 Conference Recap 


MASBHC's 2014 Annual Spring Conference, The Changing Landscape of School-Based Health Care, was held on May 15th at the Rockland Conference Center located at the Stevenson University's Owings Mills Campus. The conference had over 130 attendees, 2 Keynote Speakers, 8 breakout sessions, and 11 vendor exhibits


For a full conference recap visit the MASBHC Blog



2014 Official Conference Brochure


2014 Workshop Presentations


Thank you to all our speakers, vendors, conference participants, and a special thank you the MASBHC TA Committee for putting together a great conference for Maryland School Based Health. 



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