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Influenza Vaccine CHANGED 1\21\21

Influenza Vaccine Update

 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is removing the flu vaccination requirement 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 adhered to mask-wearing and social distancing due to COVID-19. Given the intensive Commonwealth-wide efforts regarding COVID-19 vaccination, the DPH wants to alleviate the burden of obtaining 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. 

 

The updated immunization schedule can be found here.