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Immunization Information

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.

Norwood Public Schools health services has partnered with Shaw's Osco Pharmacy located at 95 Washington Street (Cobbs Corner) in Canton, MA. Clinics will be offered at Norwood Public Schools monthly during the school year. Clinic dates, times and pre-registration information will be announced in the district news and by Parent Square. Should your primary care provider not have the vaccine your child needs, or you are having difficulty finding a convenient appointment time you may reach out to the pharmacy directly by calling 781-298-4400. They will be able to tell you if they carry the vaccine you need and if your insurance will cover the cost. The pharmacy hours are 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays

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, scanned and emailed, 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.

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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