Home‎ > ‎Announcements‎ > ‎

NEW! Massachusetts DPH Removes Student Influenza Vaccine Requirement for Attendance

posted Oct 29, 2020, 2:14 PM by APS Webmaster   [ updated Jan 17, 2021, 1:20 PM ]
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is removing the requirement for flu vaccination for attendance in childcare/preschool, primary, secondary and postsecondary education.  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.

DPH continues to strongly recommend that everyone age six months and older receive their seasonal flu vaccine each year.

Jana Ferguson
Assistant Commissioner
MA Department of Public Health