Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials announced on August 19,2020 that the influenza immunization (flu shot) will be required for all students Kindergarten through grade 12 by December 31, 2020, regardless of whether the district is providing instruction in-person, using a hybrid or remote learning model.
The new vaccine requirement is an important step to reduce flu-related illness and the overall impact of respiratory illness during the Covid-19 pandemic. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the influenza virus. That’s why it’s best to get vaccinated before influenza viruses start to spread in our community.
Please send a copy of the dated immunization record to the school nurse. You may also scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your understanding in this important matter.
Natalie Petrucci BSN, RN, NSCN