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Every camper shall furnish the following, prepared and signed by a licensed health care provider: (1) A health history; (2) A report of a physical examination conducted during the preceding 24 months; and (3) A certificate of immunization.
No person known to be suffering from tuberculosis in a communicable form, or having evidence of symptoms thereof, shall be allowed to work or attend a recreational camp for children in any capacity which might bring him into contact with any camper at such camp.
Written documentation of immunization shall be required for all campers as follows:
For Campers under 18 Years Old:
(1) Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine: A minimum of one dose of MMR vaccine(s) must be administered at or after 12 months of age. A second dose of live measles containing vaccine given at least four weeks after the first, is required for all campers and staff, who will be entering grades K-12 or college in the school year immediately following the camp session (or in case of an ungraded classroom or the camper/staff does not attend school/college, campers or staff five years of age or older). Laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
(2) Polio Vaccine: A minimum of three doses of either inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) or oral polio vaccine (OPV) are required. If a mixed (IVP/OPV) schedule was used, four doses are required;
(3) Diptheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis Vaccine: A minimum of four doses of DTaP/DTP/DT or at least three doses of Td is required. Where a camper or staff person is seven or more years of age and requires additional immunizations to satisfy 105 CMR 430.152(A)(3), Td is to be substituted for DTaP, DTP or DT vaccine. Effective January 1, 2004, a booster dose of Td is required for all campers and staff who will be entering grades seven through ten (or in the case of an ungraded classroom or the camper or staff does not attend school, campers or staff 12 through 15 years of age) if it has been more than five years since the last dose of DTaP/DTP/DT. For all campers and staff who will be entering grades 11 and 12 (or in the case of an ungraded classroom or the camper or staff does not attend school, campers or staff 16 through 17 years of age) a booster of Td is required if it has been more than ten years since the last dose of DTaP/DTP/DT/Td. (4) Hepatitis B: For all children born on or after January 1, 1992, three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine are required. Laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
For Campers 18 Years of Age or Older:
(1) Measles Vaccine: Unless born before 1957, two doses of live measles-containing vaccine administered at/or after 12 months of age (at least four weeks apart) are required Laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
(2) Mumps Vaccine: Unless born before 1957, at least one dose of mumps vaccine administered at/or after 12 months of age is required. Laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
(3) Rubella Vaccine: Unless born before 1957, at least one dose of rubella vaccine administered at/or after 12 months of age is required. Laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
(4) Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids: At least three doses of DTaP/DTP/DT/Td are required. A booster dose of tetanus/diphtheria, adult type toxoid (Td) is required if more than ten years have elapsed since the last dose of DTaP/DTP/DT/Td vaccine.
Physical Examinations or Immunizations Excepted:
(A) Religious Exceptions. If a camper or staff member has religious objections to physical examinations or immunizations, the camper or staff member shall submit a written statement, signed by a parent or legal guardian of the camper, to the effect that the individual is in good health and stating the reason for such objections.
(B) Immunization Contraindicated. Any immunization shall not be required if the health history includes a certification by a physician that he or she has examined the individual and that in the physician's opinion the physical condition of the individual is such that his or her health would be endangered by such immunization.