Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Notice Regarding Student Health Records

MERSD has recently joined the Massachusetts Immunization Information System.  Massachusetts law (M.G.L. c. 111, Section 24M) requires health care providers to report immunization information to a computerized immunization registry known as the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS).  The MIIS stores immunization records for you and your healthcare provider and can help prevent outbreaks of disease like measles and the flu. All information in the MIIS is kept secure and confidential.  The MIIS allows information to be shared with health care providers, school nurses, local boards of health, and state agencies concerned with immunization. 

As a member of this network, MERSD nurses will receive electronic immunization records.  If you prefer that your or your child’s immunization history not be shared through MIIS, you must complete the MIIS Objection (or Withdrawal of Objection) Form For more information on how to opt-out please contact your healthcare provider, visit the MIIS website at or contact the Massachusetts Immunization Program directly at 617-983-6800 or 888-658-2850.  For general questions about student health records, please contact your school nurse or principal. 

MIIS Information for Parents & Patients