JLCB: INOCULATIONS OF STUDENTS

FILE: JLCB
 
Students entering Lexington Schools for the first time, at any grade or through transfer from another school system, will be required to present a physician's certificate attesting to immunization against diphtheria, whooping cough, poliomyelitis, tetanus, measles, and such other communicable diseases as may be specified from time to time by the Department of Public Health. The only exception to these requirements will be made on receipt of a written statement from a doctor that immunization would not be in the best interests of the child, or by the student's parent or guardian stating that vaccination or immunization is contrary to the religious beliefs of the student or parent.
 
Established by law.
LEGAL REF.:
M.G.L. 76:15

Lexington Public Schools, Lexington MA
Adopted by Lexington School Committee: July 2015
 
CROSS REF.: