The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that public school students receive a series of immunizations, which is described below.

Preschool Entry Requirements

  • At least 4 doses DTaP/DTP
  • At least 3 doses Polio
  • 1 dose MMR
  • 3 doses Hepatitis B
  • 1 to 4 doses Hib
  • 1 Lead Test
  • 1 dose Varicella or physician-documented case of chickenpox

Kindergarten Entry Requirements

  • 5 doses DTaP/DTP
  • 4 doses Polio
  • 2 doses MMR
  • 3 doses Hepatitis B
  • 1 Lead Test
  • 2 doses Varicella or physician-documented case of chickenpox

All Other Grades

Immunizations are required according to Massachusetts State Guidelines and vary at each grade level.  These requirements can be reviewed on the state website. Consult with your school nurse for more detailed information.

Additional Requirements for School Entry

All prospective Haverhill Pubic School students must have a physical examination within one year of entry.