Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 76, Section 12, specifically prohibits admitting a student without a Physician's Certificate documenting that the child has been successfully immunized against Measles/Mumps and Rubella; Diptheria, Pertussis and Tetanus; Polio; Hepatitis B; HIB; Varicella and Meningococcus. A religious or medical exemption must be documented in writing and submitted to the school nurse each year.
Report of a physical examination within a year of school entrance and in grades 1,4,7 and 11 is also required by Massachusetts General Laws.
Immunization and physical examination information may be mailed to, or dropped off in the school health office or faxed to the school nurse.
Please use the guidelines below to insure that your child is fully immunized before the start of the school year.
- Immunization Requirements for Preschool
- Immunization Requirments for Grades K-6
- Immunization Requirements for Grades 7-12
To examine the science behind vaccinations, the recent return of preventable diseases, and the risks of opting out you might be interested in this link to a hour long PBS NOVA program:
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- NPS Nursing Staff Directory
- The Flu: A Guide for Parents (opens in new window)
- Immunization Information
- Information on Various Student Health Issues
- School Health Services & Screenings
- Student Health Issues; Procedures, Forms & Releases
- When to Keep Your Child Home
- Suicide Prevention & Intervention Resources
- INTERFACE Mental Health Referral (opens in new window)
- Parent Support Groups (opens in new window)
- Parental Notice and Consent to Access MassHealth (Medicaid) Benefits (opens in new window)
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