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Flu vaccine clinics will be held for Newton Public Schools students (K through grade 12) and staff in each building from late September until mid-November. Only the flu shot will be available. Flumist (nasal spray) will not be offered this year, per new interim CDC recommendations.
Newton students who do not attend the Newton Public Schools may come to a school clinic to be vaccinated. Contact the school nurse at the school you which to be vaccinated at to schedule a time.
Dates will be posted in the fall for clinics for Newton residents from fall through early winter.
Massachusetts law (M.G.L. c. 111, Section 24M) requires providers to report immunization information to a computerized immunization registry known as the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS). The MIIS stores immunization records for you and your healthcare provider and can help prevent outbreaks of disease like measles and the flu. All information in the MIIS is kept secure and confidential. The MIIS allows information to be shared with health care providers, school nurses, local boards of health, and state agencies concerned with immunization. You have the right to object to the sharing of your immunization information across providers in the MIIS. For more information, please ask your healthcare provider, visit the MIIS website at www.mass.gov/dph/miis or contact the Massachusetts Immunization Program directly at 617-983-6800 or 888-658-2850.
Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS) Fact Sheet
MIIS Objection Form
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