It is the mission of the Avon Public Schools’ Health Service
Department to provide comprehensive school health services to the
Avon School Community. The Avon Public Schools nurses work toward
the promotion and continued improvement of school health services in
order to enhance the educational process for all students.
has been a lot of coverage in the news lately regarding the
occurrence of MRSA infections
bacterium that has become resistant to many antibiotics) in schools
scattered throughout the state and nation. MRSA has been a
significant problem in hospitals and long term care facilities for
several years, and it is becoming more common, lately, in community
settings, such as schools.
to Parents on MRSA Infections from Avon Health Services
Frequently Asked Questions about MRSA
Massachusetts General Laws
chapter 76, Section 12, specifically prohibits
admitting a student
without a Physician's Certificate that the child
successfully immunized against Measles/Mumps and Rubella;
Pertussis and Tetanus; Polio, Hepatitis B, HIB and
Varicella; unless religious
or medical exemptions apply.
Check with your school nurse for