University Health Services

Immunization Requirements

Massachusetts public health regulations and university policy require that all students must provide proof of immunization compliance before the start of classes:

Immunization requirements apply to all students except those who are exclusively on-line students with no on-campus component. Failure to submit proof of immunization will result in academic holds. Students are only required to submit proof of immunization compliance once.

The Following Vaccinations are Required:

  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella): 2 doses or serological evidence of immunity,
  • Tdap: 1 dose within the past 10 years,
  • Hepatitis B: 3 doses,
  • Varicella: 2 doses or serological evidence of immunity or documented history of disease.

In addition, UMass Boston requires documentation of TB Risk Assessment for all students.

Highly Recommended Vaccinations for College Students

  • Meningitis
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)  

Acceptable Documentation

  • Written certification signed by a healthcare provider, with full dates, that you either received the required immunizations,
  • Laboratory evidence of immunity,
  • A medical waiver signed by a health care provider,
  • Your signed statement, with substantiation, that the immunizations would conflict with your religious beliefs.

The required immunizations may be obtained off campus by a provider of choice or at University Health Services.

Please click here for Immunization and Blood Pressure Clinic hours.

Click here to visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health School Immunization Requirements website.


Call UHS at 617-287-5660
Fax your Immunization Form
or mail it to
University Health Services
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston,MA 02125