Immunization

Please find the Massachusetts School Immunization Requirement for 2018-2019 below.

Immunizations Certificate of Immunization

  • Diphtheria/Pertussis/Tetanus (DPT/TD) - 5 Doses
    A booster of Tdap is required for 7th grade
  • Polio Vaccine - 4 Doses
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) - 2 Doses before entrance to Kindergarten
  • Hepatitis B - 3 Doses
    For entrance to Kindergarten
    For entrance into 7th grade - All students K-11
  • Varicella - 1 or 2 doses, depending on age, 2 doses are now required for entrance into Kindergarten and grade 7
  • Tuberculin Test as required by Board of Health Criteria
  • Lead Screening is required for entrance into Kindergarten

A private physician's examination, which includes immunization information, is required for all students upon entrance into K, 4, 7, 10 and all transfer students and any student who is participating in a school sponsored sport at the middle or high school level.


Mandatory Health Screening Programs

  1. Physical Examination: Due at the beginning of the school year for grades K, 4, 7 and 10. All students must have a current Physical Examination on file (within the last 365 days) before participating in any sport.
  2. Lead screening: The Department of Public Health regulations require that all children entering kindergarten present documented evidence of lead screening.
  3. Vision: Done annually in the fall in grades K-5, 7 and 9.
  4. Hearing: Done annually in the fall in grades K-3, 7 and 9.
  5. Postural Screening: Done annually in the spring in grades 5-9.
  6. Height, Weight and BMI Calculations: Done annually in grades 1 ,4, 7 and 10.
  7. SBIRT Screening: Done annually in the fall in grades 7 and 9.