• The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has updated the immunization requirements for children enrolled in public schools. 

    Starting September 2016

    • all children entering kindergarten, grades 1 through 5 and grades 7 through 12 are required to have two doses of Varicella vaccine.
    • the final dose of polio vaccine must be given on or after the 4th birthday
    • 1 dose of Tdap is required for all students in grades 7 - 10

    An additional recommendation - an annual flu shot for all school children.

    Waivers for immunizations, including religious waivers, must be revewed annually.

    Physical exams are required for children enrolled in:

    • preschool
    • kindergarten
    • 4th grade
    • 7th grade
    • 10th grade
    • those participating in athletics
    • those new to the Nantucket Public School System