The Anne Arundel County Department of Health, in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Anne Arundel County schools, is making second-dose measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)vaccine available free to middle school students countywide.
During October, the county Department of Health will sponsor free MMR immunization clinics in middle and junior high schools
around the county. Currently, all students must have had at leastone dose of MMR before entering school. A second dose has been recommended by the U.S. Public Health Services and should help prevent themore frequent outbreaks of measles and mumps that have occurred in the county.
Parents will be notified through the child's school of the date, time and place of the clinic, and parents will be requestedto complete and return a permission slip for the child.