What do we need from you?
A certificate of immunization
Certificate of Immunization means either:
(a) a form or letter signed and dated by a physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or designee which specifies the month and year of administration and the type/name of the vaccine(s) administered to the student; or
(b) a dated report from the Massachusetts Immunization Information System which specifies the month and year of administration and the type/name of the vaccine(s) administered to the student.
(If done at a pharmacy please ask for proof of vaccination or a certificate of vaccination and turn that in.)
Where can I get the flu shot?
This year in the state of Massachusetts almost all pharmacies are able to give the flu shot to children 3 and older. Call ahead to verify! I myself have called Walgreens and CVS and both have verified this is accurate. The only exception is an hour during lunch and an hour before close which is why we suggest calling ahead! (Before going to a Big Y or other grocery store pharmacy please call ahead, I called a few who were not aware they were able to vaccinate children under 11 this year.)
Of course your doctors office is a good place to start, if you have an upcoming physical then request to have the flu shot done then. If you cannot get to a doctors office then please use a pharmacy.
The flu shot takes about two weeks to become effective. So the earlier you get your flu shot the earlier you will have protection!
Help us help you and keep our students healthy!