Baltimore Vaccination Deadline: Thousands of Students Could Be Barred From Classroom

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Today is the deadline for Baltimore City school students to meet vaccinations requirements or they will be barred from the classroom.

By Maryland law, kids must be up to date on shots by the 20th day of school or they’ll stay home. In Anne Arundel county, 84 students still aren’t vaccinated and are barred from school. In Baltimore County, 345 kids have been out since Tuesday and in Baltimore City, about 3800 students don’t meet requirements.

“If a child is in school who is not immunized, that child can then get diseases that are then spread to other children,” said Dr. Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner, but parents don’t need to wait until school starts to get kids into the doctor’s office.

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