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Two additional vaccinations required for students in Carroll County
Two additional vaccinations required for students in Carroll County

Although it's still mid-summer, the first day of school is not far off. In addition to choosing a backpack in which to carry their new pencils and notebooks, some Carroll County students also have to get additional immunizations before they can start school on Aug. 25. Maryland is requiring all students entering kindergarten and seventh grade to receive additional vaccines before starting the 2014-2015 school year. All children in kindergarten through 12th grade must be vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, varicella (chickenpox), meningitis and pertussis (whooping cough). The new requirements include one dose of varicella...

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