FLU SHOT UPDATE
An update on the Flu Vaccine Requirement for Students. On Friday, January 15, the Department of Public Health (DPH) sent a message to school nurses removing the flu vaccination from the Immunization Requirements for School Entry. While DPH continues to strongly recommend that everyone age 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu vaccine each year, DPH’s message stated that preliminary data show that this has been a mild flu season to date, presumably as people have received their seasonal flu vaccine and have been adhering to mask-wearing and social distancing due to COVID-19. If your student has already received the flu vaccine, you may still send in vaccination paperwork to our school nurse for their records.
More information can be found here. https://www.mass.gov/info-details/school-immunizations#school-and-camp-requirements-