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 Nursing Program
 Snow Hill Health Center 
 
 Phone: 410-632-1100
 

 Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

altImmunizations are an important and easy way to prevent many serious diseases that affect both children and adults.










Services


The health department provides services to reduce the number of cases of diseases that are preventable with vaccines. These services include:

  • Education and outreach to increase awareness of immunization recommendations and requirements.
  • Computerized tracking to ensure children age 3 and under receive immunizations, preventative services, and remain in medical care. 
  • Childhood immunization services for residents 18 years of age or younger, who lack a primary medical provider or who are uninsured. Parents may call the health department to make an appointment for their children to receive the following childhood immunizations: hepatitis A and B, rotavirus, seasonal influenza, pneumococcal (PCV), polio (IPV), measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP), human papillomavirus (HPV), haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), and meningococcal vaccinations.
  • The health department provides adults age 19 and older with tetanus, varicella, measles, mumps, rubella, flu, pneumonia, hepatitis A and B and meningococcal vaccinations.
  • Anyone who plans to travel overseas may contact the health department to receive the recommended immunizations, find out about other health precautions to take while traveling.
  • Immunizations required as part of the immigration process are also available.

Maryland Back to School Immunization Requirements

See the charts below from the CDC on recommended immunizations based on age and other factors.


Who can get this service?
  • Adult services are available to anyone 19 years and older.
  • Youth services are available to anyone 18 years and under.

Where is this service provided?

How much does this service cost? 
  • Costs vary. Please call to ask about the costs of immunizations.
  • Childhood immunizations are available at no charge if the child is uninsured.


Immunizations schedules for Persons Birth to 18 years.


Catch Up Schdule



Adult Schedule, by Vaccine and Age Group



Recommended Vaccinations for Indicated Adults based on Medical and Other




Adult Contraindications




These services are provided by the Nursing Program.


Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 15:36
 

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Salisbury, MD. – Dorchester, Somerset, Sussex, Wicomico and Worcester counties invite 
the public to Emergency Preparedness Night on August 23rd at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
 
The Delmarva Shorebirds will play against the Asheville Tourists at 7:05 p.m.
Representatives from local health departments, emergency management agencies, and 
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Come out to the ballpark to support the Shorebirds and learn how you can be better 
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Baltimore, MD (August 11, 2014) --State and local officials have been working since last year to prepare Maryland parents and schools for new school immunization requirements for students entering kindergarten and 7th grade this fall.  All kindergartners must have had two chickenpox (varicella) vaccinations.  All 7th graders must receive a pertussis booster (Tdap) and dose of meningitis vaccines.  School officials and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) are urging parents to make sure their child is appropriately immunized against these diseases prior to the start of school.  Children may be excluded from school if they do not have these vaccinations.
“We have spent the past year helping parents and schools prepare for these school immunization requirements,"  said Dr. Laura Herrera, Deputy Secretary for DHMH Public Health Services.  "We want to be sure all Maryland children start the school year with up-to-date vaccinations and are ready to learn.”
Immunizations are one of public health’s greatest triumphs.  With the exception of safe water, no other health strategy-- not even the creation of antibiotics--has had such a tremendous effect on reducing disease.  Despite the availability of safe and effective immunizations, thousands of cases of vaccine-preventable diseases occur in the United States every year.  Consider the following facts about varicella, pertussis and meningitis: 
 
Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease that can be spread before a person knows they have the disease.
Chickenpox can lead to serious complications, including pneumonia and brain damage.
One out of five people who get meningococcal meningitis experience serious complications, such as the loss of limb(s), permanent hearing loss, or mental impairment.
In recent years, adolescents (11-18 yrs) and adults (19 yrs and older) have accounted for an increasing proportion of pertussis cases. 
Infants who are at highest risk for complications and death due to pertussis are often infected by older siblings, parents or caregivers who might not even know they have the disease.
 
In preparation for the new requirements, local health departments are holding special back-to-school clinics throughout the state.  Parents should call their doctor or local health department to learn if their child needs any of the school-required vaccinations and make arrangements to receive the missing vaccines so their child will not be excluded from school.
 


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