Immunization

Please find the Massachusetts School Immunization Requirement for 2022-2023 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 before entrance to Kindergarten and Grade 7

    • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR*)

      • 1 Dose before entrance to Pre-K
      • 2 Doses before entrance to Kindergarten and Grade 7

        * or official documentation of disease/immunity             

    • Hepatitis B

      • 3 Doses before entrance to Kindergarten and Grade 7
    • Varicella*

      • 1 Dose before entrance into Pre-K
      • 2 Doses before entrance into Kindergarten and Grade 7
        * or official documentation of disease/immunity
    • Meningococcal - MenACWY (formerly MCV4)

      • Grades 7-9 require 1 Dose
      • Grades 11-12 require 2 Doses 

    • 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.