Students in the residence hall can avail themselves of the Pope John nurse when on duty. In addition, after receipt of a properly executed permission slip, the hall staff can administer medical care in the form of over-the-counter medication for minor health problems, and can transport a student to a physician when necessary. Should an emergency arise, students are less than one mile away from a major hospital.
Massachusetts law requires that all students be immunized prior to enrollment. The school nurse will review all health records at the beginning of the school year; students who require additional vaccinations must comply before being allowed in the classroom. It is also required that all students receive a physical examination from a physician in Massachusetts, thus students should expect to incur this expense.
The required vaccinations are as follows:
- DTaP/DTP/DT/TD (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) – Four doses of DTaP/DTP or three or more doses Td; plus one Td booster
Hepatitis B – Three doses
Polio – Three or more doses
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) – Two doses measles, one mumps, and one rubella
Varicella (chicken pox) – Two doses
Meningococcal – One dose
It is imperative that every student provide the school with complete medical history records, especially if a student is receiving prescribed medicine.
All students must have complete medical insurance upon enrollment and provide proof of same.