Union 73 Health Services

We are fully committed to our students’ health. Our health services staff looks after each student’s physical and mental well-being while on our campuses.

Our Services

It is a privilege to provide the following services as required by the state Department of Public Health:

  • Immunizations
  • Physical exams
  • Postural screening
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • BMI (body mass index) screening

Additionally, our school health services provide the following to all Ralph C. Mahar & School Union 73 students:

  • Medication in school
  • First aid

Immunization Information

We will notify parents of continuing students by mail if your child needs additional immunizations before the new school year. State law requires students to complete all required immunizations before school starts. We cannot allow students who cannot provide proof of required immunizations to attend school or ride the bus on the first day of classes. Please submit immunization updates to the school office.

You can read more about school immunizations and requirements on the Massachusetts state website.

Your physician may fax the information to (978) 544-5844, or you may bring a copy of the record of immunizations to your child’s school nurse’s office.

Immunizations for Incoming 7th Graders

Students entering the seventh grade must complete the following requirements:

  • A current physical exam (within one year) and a copy of the immunization record
  • Immunizations
    • Hepatitis B (three doses)
    • Dtap/DTP/DT/Td (at least four doses and one Tdap booster)
    • Polio (at least three doses)
    • Measles, mumps, and rubella/MMR (two doses)
    • Varicella (two doses or written proof, provided by a physician, of having had the chickenpox) 
    • Meningococcal conjugate/MenACWY (one dose)

Immunizations for Incoming 11th Graders

Students entering the 11th grade must complete the following requirements:

  • Immunizations
    • Meningococcal conjugate/MenACWY (one booster dose received on or after 16 years of age. One or more doses of MenACWY vaccine are acceptable as long as one dose was received on or after 16 years of age.)

Contact Us

Heather Bianchi
School Nurse, Dexter Park
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Chelsea Drake
School Nurse, Fisher Hill
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Sue Jillson
School Nurse, Mahar Regional
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Christine Warburton
School Nurse, Petersham
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