The county Health Department will send nurses into schools beginningnext week to inoculate students in the sixth and seventh grades against measles.
The free MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine will be offered to all students who have not received a second dose as recommended.
To receive the shots, students must return a consent form and questionnaire signed by a parent or legal guardian.The form will be distributed at least one week before the scheduled inoculation.
Phase I of the schedule is:
* Southampton Middle School, Jan. 10 at 9 a.m.
* Bel Air Middle School, Jan. 10 at 1:30 p.m.
* Aberdeen Middle School, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m.
* Havre de Grace Middle School, Jan.17 at 1:30 p.m.
* Edgewood Middle School, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m.
* Magnolia Middle School, Jan. 24 at 1:30 p.m.
* North Harford Middle School, Jan. 31 at 9 a.m.
* Youth's Benefit Elementary, Jan. 31 at 1:30 p.m.
Clinics for fifth-grade students will be scheduled inFebruary and March.
For more information, call Dr. Beverly Stump or Richard O'Neill at the Health Department, 838-1500; John Mead, school system director of pupil services, 838-7300; or the child's school.