Get a Flu Shot!

Aug 26, 2020.  The MA Dept. of Public Health recently mandated "Flu Shots" for every student in this announcement:

Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, influenza vaccine will be required for all students. Influenza vaccine is always important to receive to reduce the risk of getting sick with influenza, reduce the severity of disease if one does get sick (including the risk of hospitalization) due to influenza, as well as preventing the spread of influenza to others. During the COVID-19 pandemic, influenza vaccine will be especially critical to reduce the overall impact of respiratory illness on the population, protect vulnerable populations from severe illness, and decrease the overall burden on the healthcare system

PreK-College Immunization Requirements are listed here

Postsecondary Requirements for undergrad / graduate students up to age 30 are listed in this link

We urge you to contact your pediatrician to discuss influenza vaccine arrangements for your child.  Please also watch for a parent survey on this topic in an upcoming Superintendent's newsletter.