Physical Exam & Immunization Requirements

  • PHYSICAL EXAM REQUIREMENTS
     
    We encourage the performance of the physical examination by the student's own physician. A copy of this exam, and updated immunizations, should be provided to the school nurse.
     
    Physical examinations are required:
    • within one year prior to entrance to school or within 30 days after school entrance.
    • at intervals of either three or four years thereafter. In Amesbury that schedule is grades 4, 7 & 10. 
    • a student transferred from another school system shall be examined as an entering student.    
    • students under 16 and over 14 years of age requesting employment certificates.
    • prior to a student’s participation in competitive athletics, on an annual basis.

     

    (105 CMR 200.000: PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN )

    Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements 2018-2018

    Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements 2018-2019 Page1

    Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements 2018-2019 Page2

     

     As always, please check with your child’s primary care provider for further information regarding Massachusetts school entry

    immunization requirements.

    For those physicians who need a form for the documentation of physicals, the following link will provide a Massachusetts Department of Public Health approved format.