Massachusetts public health regulations and university policy require that all of the following students must provide proof of immunization compliance before the start of classes:
Immunization Requirements apply to:
- all full-time undergraduate and all matriculated full and part-time graduate and undergraduate students; 2)
- all full-time and part-time health science students; and
- any full-time or part-time student attending any postsecondary institution while on a student or other visa, including foreign students attending or visiting classes as part of a formal academic visitation or exchange program..
Failure to submit proof of immunization will result in academic holds. All other students are encouraged to complete the form.
The following vaccinations are required:
- 2 doses MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccines or a positive Titer showing immunity,
- 1 doses Tetanus-Diphtheria or Tdap within the past 10 years,
- 3 doses Hepatitis B vaccine,
- Varicella – Beginning on September 1, 2011, 2 doses of live Varicella vaccine will be required for full- time freshmen, and all full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate CNHS major.
- TB skin test for those from and traveling to high-risk areas. All international and students who travel abroad should have a Tuberculosis Skin Test. Please complete the TB Risk Assessment Form available on this page. TB testing is available at University Health Services.
Failure to comply with this requirement will result in an inability to register for classes.
Students are only required to submit proof of immunization compliance once.
Acceptable documentation for obtaining clearance relative to this requirement may be:
- Written certification by a healthcare provider, with full dates, that you either received the required immunizations.
- A medical waiver signed by a health care provider.
- Your signed statement, with substantiation, that the immunizations would conflict with your religious beliefs.
- Laboratory evidence of immunity.
- Check for past compliance on your childhood immunization records.
The required immunizations may be obtained off campus by a provider of choice or they may be obtained at University Health Services. Immunizations may be obtained at University Health Services for a nominal fee. Please click here for Immunization and Blood Pressure Clinic hours.
Click here to visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health School Immunization Requirements website.