Montgomery County to Host Free Spring ‘Back-to-School’ Vaccination Clinic on Friday, March 29

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced it will hold a free, “back to-school” vaccination clinic for school-aged children (pre-K through high school) from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, March 29, at the Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring. Full details below:

Free vaccines are available to Montgomery County school-aged children who are missing any required immunizations. The Dennis Avenue Health Center is located at 2000 Dennis Ave., in Silver Spring.

“It is important to keep children healthy, and ensuring they are up to date on required immunizations should be a top priority,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “This is a great opportunity for parents to take advantage of the free vaccinations offered at this upcoming clinic.”

No appointment is needed. A parent must be present and bring an ID and immunization record if available.

The “back-to-school” vaccine offerings include:

  • Tdap
  • Meningococcal (MCV4)
  • Meningococcal B
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)

For questions relating to this upcoming clinic, contact the DHHS Immunization Program at 240-777-1050.

Visit the Immunization Program website for more information on locations where year-round appointments are available.

Maryland law requires students to be vaccinated against a variety of diseases. Visit the Maryland Department of Health’s website to learn more about vaccination requirements for the 2024-2025 school year.

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Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

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Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

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