• IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS


     
     
    All students are required to be immunized according to state laws and regulations. According to Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Regulation 105 CMR 220 entitled “Immunization of Students Before Admission to School”, no student shall attend preschool through 8th grade without a certificate of immunization or a copy of school immunization record which documents successful immunization in accordance with Department of Public Health (DPH) recommended schedule.
     

    Preschool students require the following immunizations:

    • DTap/DTP vaccine-4 doses
    • Hepatitis B vaccine-3 doses
    • Polio vaccine - 3 doses
    • Hib vaccine - 3 doses
    • MMR vaccine- 1 dose
    • Varicella vaccine - 1 dose OR physician-certified history of varicella disease
     

    Kindergarten students require the following immunizations:

    • DTap/DTP vaccine-5 doses
    • Polio vaccine - 4 doses
    • Hepatitis B vaccine- 3 doses
    • MMR vaccine- 2 doses
    • Varicella vaccine - 2 doses OR  physician-certified history of varicella disease
     

    Grades 1-8:

    • DTap/DTP vaccine- 5 doses
    • Polio vaccine - 4 doses
    • Hepatitis B vaccine - 3 doses
    • MMR vaccine - 2 doses
    • Varicella vaccine - 2 doses OR physician-certified history of varicella disease   
     

    Grade 7

    • Tdap-1 dose 
     

    Immunization Exemptions:

     
    There are two situations in which children who are not immunized may be admitted to school:
     
    1.  Medical Exemption Form:  If a physician submits documentation attesting that an immunization is medically contraindicated.
     
    2.  Religious Exemption Form:  If a parent/guardian submits a written statement that immunizations conflict with their sincere religious beliefs.
     
     
    Medical and Religious exemptions MUST BE RENEWED ANNUALLY AT THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.
     
     
     
Last Modified on February 26, 2019