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ACTION REQUIRED - VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION TO FLU SHOT MANDATE

On August 19th, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health introduced a new immunization requirement for an annual influenza vaccine for all children attending childcare/preschool, grades K-12 and postsecondary institutions, public or private. The requirement will go into effect for the 2020-2021 school year, and students must be in compliance by December 31st, 2020.

What does this mean?

Your child will not be able to attend school in Massachusetts if you do not want them to receive a flu shot annually.

·      Even if you are in compliance with all other vaccination mandates, your child will not be able to attend school without a flu vaccine.

·      This requirement is not temporary or tied to the COVID-19 state of emergency. The requirement will apply annually moving forward.

·      K-12 remote learners will still be required to comply with all vaccination mandates, including the new influenza mandate.

·      This requirement applies to all schools at all age levels, public or private. There are no schools that are exempt.

We are asking the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Massachusetts Legislature, and Leadership to repeal this mandate immediately. Please help us by voicing your opposition to this new immunization requirement.

ACTION REQUIRED - VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION TO FLU SHOT MANDATE

On August 19th, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health introduced a new immunization requirement for an annual influenza vaccine for all children attending childcare/preschool, grades K-12 and postsecondary institutions, public or private. The requirement will go into effect for the 2020-2021 school year, and students must be in compliance by December 31st, 2020.

What does this mean?

Your child will not be able to attend school in Massachusetts if you do not want them to receive a flu shot annually.

·      Even if you are in compliance with all other vaccination mandates, your child will not be able to attend school without a flu vaccine.

·      This requirement is not temporary or tied to the COVID-19 state of emergency. The requirement will apply annually moving forward.

·      K-12 remote learners will still be required to comply with all vaccination mandates, including the new influenza mandate.

·      This requirement applies to all schools at all age levels, public or private. There are no schools that are exempt.

We are asking the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Massachusetts Legislature, and Leadership to repeal this mandate immediately. Please help us by voicing your opposition to this new immunization requirement.