Snow Hill, MD- Vaccines are vital to protect children from potentially serious diseases. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s doctor to determine which vaccines are needed and schedule an appointment as needed. Changes in Maryland law in 2015 expanded the vaccine requirements for schools to include all kindergarten- fourth grade students to have two varicella vaccinations, and students in seventh – eleventh grade to have one Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and one meningococcal (Menactra or Menomune) vaccination.
We would like to hear from residents about ways to make Worcester County a more walkable place. Please take a few minutes to participate in the survey below. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Walk Leader in your community, contact us at 410-632-0056. Thank you!
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The Maryland Good Samaritan Law effective October 1, 2015, provides protection from arrest as well as prosecution for certain specific crimes and expands the charges from which people assisting in an emergency overdose situation are immune. If someone calls 911 in an effort to help during an overdose crisis, or they are experiencing an overdose, their parole and probation status will not affected, and they will now not be arrested, charged, or prosecuted for:
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance
- Possession or use of drug paraphernalia
- Providing alcohol to minors
Click the video below to watch Worcester County Health Department's Public Service Announcement about the Good Samaritan Law
Lives can change, or end, in a moment. Make your moments count. If you're going to drink, don't drive.
To learn more about the dangers of drunk driving and binge drinking, and for prevention, treatment and recovery resources, visit worcesterhealth.org. Click the image below to see our new Public Service Announcement. A special thank you to the Maryland State Police Berlin Barracks for their help with this campaign.