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    ~Norwell Middle School Health Services~

    Kelly Roche
    Middle School Nurse
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    Students entering Grade 7 year must be fully immunized (105 CMR 220.00) and have a current physical exam (M.G.L. c.71, s.57) on record, completed during 6th grade or the summer before 7th grade.

    Students entering grade 7 will need:

    • Hepatitis B - 3 doses

    • Tdap Booster - Grade 7 

    • DTaP/DT/Td/Tdap - 4 doses DTaP/DTP or >3 doses Td; plus 1
      dose Tdap

    • Polio - 4 doses (4th dose must be given on or after the 4th birthday and ≥6 months after the previous dose, or a 5th dose is required. 3 doses are acceptable if the 3rd dose is given on or after the 4th birthday and ≥6 months)

    • Varicella - 2 dose or physician documented history of chickenpox disease

    • Meningococcal - 1 dose, 7th graders

    • MMR - 2 doses 


    Many times families ask whether their child can return to school if they have a certain illness, especially if it's considered contagious. 

    Please click on Norwell Public Schools protocol which is reviewed and signed by our school physician, Dr. Donna Zambuto annually. 

    There is also very helpful information on Should you keep your child home from school?
    Information on Infectious Diseases Protocol  

    The FLU: A Guide for Parents from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health   

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact  kelly.roche@norwellschools.org



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