Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is removing the requirement for flu vaccination for attendance in schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Per the Department of Public Health, “preliminary data shows 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. Given the intensive Commonwealth-wide efforts regarding COVID-19 vaccination, DPH wants to alleviate the burden to obtain flu vaccination and focus on continuing our COVID -19 vaccination efforts.”
DPH and School Health continues to strongly recommend that faculty, staff and students receive the seasonal flu vaccine each year.