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DPH removes the flu vaccine requirement
DPH removes the flu vaccine requirement
Paul Haughey
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Families,

On Friday of last week, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health notified the Commonwealth that the requirement for flu vaccination for attendance in childcare/preschool, primary, secondary and postsecondary education was removed.  Preliminary data show 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.   As a result, the flu vaccine reuirement is no longer.  

 The Department of Public Health continues to strongly recommend that everyone age six months and older receive their seasonal flu vaccine each year. 

The updated schedule can be found here.

On behalf of everyone within the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District, please continue to adhere to the Covid-19 requirements, which include maks wearing, social distancing (6 feet), hand washing and dsinfecting often.  Thank you for your continued support and partnership of our regional school district!  

Sincerely Yours,

Paul S. Haughey, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools