Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations require that all students must provide documentation of immunity compliance before the start of classes.
Immunization requirements apply to all students except those who are exclusively online students with no on-campus component. Failure to submit proof of immunization will result in academic holds which may prevent a student from attending classes.
- MMR (measles, mumps, rubella): 2 doses or serological evidence of immunity
- Tdap: 1 dose within the past 10 years, or a dose of TD within the past year
- Hepatitis B: 3 doses
- Varicella/Chicken Pox: 2 doses or serological evidence of immunity or documented history of disease
Students are only required to submit proof of immunization compliance once. Before students can begin clinical or field work, students must submit documentation of TB Risk Assessment (PPD).
Highly recommended vaccinations for college students
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Students must provide written certification signed by a healthcare provider or alternative documents provided by the student’s high school, previous college or military facility. Only complete documentation which includes all the relevant signatures and dates will be accepted.
The required immunizations may be obtained off campus by your provider of choice.
More information can be obtained by visiting the Massachusetts Department of Public Health School Immunization Requirements website.