Hello From the Health Office!
Important information for parents/guardians of 6th graders:
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has the following requirements
for all students entering Grade 7 in September 2019
- Tdap A single dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis vaccine
- MMR 2 doses
- Varicella A physician-certified history of chicken pox disease or 2 doses
- Hepatitis B 3 doses
A copy of an up-to-date physical examination
will also be required for all students before entering
Many of the above vaccines may have been administered while your child was in elementary school. Please check with your healthcare provider to be certain that your child's immunizations are up-to-date and documented in his/her record. Send a copy of the physical exam and updated information record to your elementary school health office and the information will be included in your child's health record when it is transferred to the Junior High School in June. If you do not have the necessary paperwork completed before the end of school in June, send it to the school nurse at the Junior High School (16 Charter Road) by August 28, 2019.
Feel free to contact us with any questions!
Diane Spring RN and Victoria Reierson RN