October 29, 2020
Greetings from the Health Office!
I hope that everyone is having a healthy and safe start to the 2020-2021 school year! As you may be aware, influenza (Flu) vaccinations are now mandatory for all children in Massachusetts public schools. Children must receive their annual flu vaccination by December 31, 2020. This mandate includes both remote academy and hybrid students. Getting your annual flu vaccine is an important step in preventing flu- related illnesses this season. Once your child has received his/her flu vaccination, a copy of this record must be sent to the MRE health office. For questions regarding this influenza requirement, please visit https://www.mass.gov/news/flu-vaccine-now-required-for-all-massachusetts-school-students-enrolled-in-child-care-pre .
Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations require a physical examination, including documentation of immunizations, and vision screening in kindergarten, fourth grade, seventh grade and tenth grade, and for transfer students into any grade. This good health practice exists for the prevention and early detection of health problems as well as for the protection of all children in the public school system. For all students currently in 4th grade or 5th grade students that did not submit a physical due to the school closure this spring, please forward a copy of this physical exam at your earliest convenience.
You may send in, email or fax a copy of these immunization records and/or physical exams to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via secure nurse fax at 978-965-3967. Please don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your commitment to keeping our MRE community safe this cold and flu season!
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