Medical Requirements

The Attleboro Publics Schools adhere to Massachusetts Regulations, 105 CMR 200.000 & 220.000 which require a Physical Examination and up-to-date Immunizations prior to school entry.

School immunization requirements exist to protect students and members of their community from serious vaccine-preventable diseases by ensuring high vaccination rates.

Requirements apply to all students including individuals from another country attending or visiting classes or educational programs as part of an academic visitation or exchange program. Requirements apply to all students, even if over 18 years of age.


*NEW REQUIREMENTS for 2021*

Meningococcal Requirements

 


Grade 7-8

1 dose; 1 dose MenACWY (formerly MCV4) required. Meningococcal B vaccine is not required and does not meet this requirement.


 

Grade 11-12

2 doses; second dose MenACWY (formerly MCV4) must be given on or after the 16th birthday and ≥ 8 weeks after the previous dose. 1 dose is acceptable if it was given on or after the 16th birthday. Meningococcal B vaccine is not required and does not meet this requirement.

2021-2022 Massachusetts School Immunizations Requirements

 

Preschool: 1-4 doses of Hib 4 doses of DTaP 3 doses of Polio 3 doses of Hepatitis B 1 dose of MMR 1 dose of Varicella
Kindergarten and/or Upon Entry to Attleboro Public Schools
5 doses of DTaP

4 doses of Polio

2 doses of MMR 2 doses of Varicella or history of chickenpox 

3 doses of Hepatitis B

1 Lead Test (prior to Kindergarten only)
Prior to Grade 7: 1 dose of Tdap

1 dose of MenACWY

Prior to Grade 8:
1 dose of MenACWY
Prior to Grade 11 & 12:

2nd dose of dose of MenACWY (on or after 16th birthday)

Immunization Clinics: Contact Attleboro Health Department
Physical Examination (PE)

All Physical Examinations must be performed by a Licensed Medical Physician, a Physician’s Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner practicing under the provisions of existing state law.  PE required:

Prior to:
Pre K Kindergarten Grade 5 Grade 9
Upon entry to Attleboro Public Schools
Annually for High School Sports

*Parents/guardians with insufficient or no health insurance are asked to contact the school nurse. 
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