Child’s Proof of Immunization
All TECCA students
must provide evidence of Massachusetts' required immunizations on a Commonwealth of Massachusetts official immunization form or on a health care provider/Health Department printout. Many Massachusetts medical offices and clinics can now update your child's immunization record automatically using an electronic immunization registry, known as the Massachusetts Immunization Information System.
These forms must be signed or stamped by a health care provider..
When Do I Need to Provide My Immunization Records?
Immunization records must be presented prior to enrolling in Connections Academy.
Not Sure What Immunizations Are Required?
Under the Massachusetts School Immunization Law, children are required to receive certain immunizations in order to attend public elementary and secondary schools. For more information about the required number of doses and the ages at which vaccines must be given, review the
Guide to Immunizations Required for Grades K–12.
Where Can I Get Immunizations for My Student?
Immunizations can be obtained from doctor’s offices, clinics, or hospitals. Pediatricians and family doctors or their nurses or medical assistants can give your student the shots they need to meet the requirements for school enrollment. In addition, some large chain pharmacies offer immunizations for older children and adults.
What if I Need Assistance Paying for Vaccines?
If you need assistance paying for shots/vaccinations, you may be able to get free or reduced immunizations through this program:
A student may be exempt from immunizations for medical reasons or for religious beliefs. An exemption may be temporary or permanent and may be for specific vaccines or all vaccines. The following documents must be submitted for students seeking an exemption from immunizations:
- Medical Exemption: A licensed physician who feels a vaccine is not indicated for a student because of medical reasons should submit to the school (via the patient’s family as needed) a written statement documenting the medical exemption.
- Religious Exemption: A parent or guardian may have a child exempted from required immunizations if immunization is contrary to his/her beliefs. Parents must submit a signed statement indicating that such immunization is contrary to their beliefs.