Immunization Requirements

Student Health record information is based on Massachusetts Department of Public Health laws. The requirements and laws referenced below are designed to protect every individual that lives and works in our campus community from contracting vaccine-preventable diseases. These are the regulations that govern immunizations and allowable exemptions.

Students must submit all health information online in the Student Health Portal. Here you will be required to enter in all health, immunization, and insurance information as outlined below.  You will then need to upload (scan or take a photo) of your insurance card and all of your health documentation in order for our staff to verify your inputted information as correct.

Students who fail to submit required documentation by the deadline may be prohibited from attending classes, living on campus, participating in athletics and may be subject to a $250 fine.

Basic Requirements for All Students:

  • Health History Form: Electronic form completed by the student in the Health Portal
  • Immunization Record: Official Immunization Record signed/dated by Health Care Provider
  • Physical Exam: Complete physical documentation signed/dated by Health Care Provider
    • MUST be completed no earlier than 1 year before the first day of classes (1 time requirement)
  • Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Form
  • Required Immunizations
    • Hepatitis B Vaccine (3 doses) OR Hepatitis B Surface Antibody blood test confirming immunity with lab report attached
    • MMR Vaccine (2 doses) OR Measles, Mumps, and Rubella blood tests confirming immunity with lab reports attached
    • Varicella Vaccine (2 doses) OR Varicella blood test confirming immunity with lab reports attached
    • Tdap (1 dose within the past 10 years)
    • Meningococcal Vaccine (1 dose after age 16) OR signed Meningitis Waiver Form
  • Health Insurance Information:
    • Enter in your current health insurance information and upload a picture of the front and back of your insurance card in the Health Portal
    • Please click here to enroll in or waive the Student Health Insurance Plan

Additional Requirements for Nursing Students:

  • Titers: Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Blood Test confirming immunity to the disease
  • TB Skin Test:
    • 2-step PPD Test (2 separate TB Skin Tests completed 1-4 weeks apart no earlier than 6 months before starting the program)
    • Annual PPD Test (complete 1 TB Skin Test annually throughout the duration of your program)
  • Vaccine: Seasonal Flu Vaccine (annually throughout the duration of your program)

Additional Requirements for Vet Science Students:

  • Vaccines: Rabies Vaccine (3 doses) OR signed Rabies Waiver Form
  • TB Skin Tests: PPD Skin Test (1 test)
  • Forms: Veterinary Risk Form and Waste Anesthetic Gases Form

Additional Information from the State of Massachusetts:

 

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