College Immunization Law for Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health Laws require that all full-time college students (12 credits or more), all students attending college while on a visa, and all college students enrolled in Health Sciences (regardless of year of birth) must provide proof of immunizations for the following:

  • Two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine administered at least one month apart given at or after 12 months of age
  • A booster of Tetanus (Tdap)
  • Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Two doses of Varicella vaccine
  • One dose of Meningococcal (MenACWY) for students 21 years of age and younger administered after 16th birthday

In the case of Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, or Varicella, the student may present laboratory proof of immunity. High School immunization documents are acceptable, as well as physicians or clinic records. To facilitate compliance with the Massachusetts College Immunization Law, Student Records provides information about Board of Health Offices and other agencies that offer immunizations. For assistance with this requirement, please contact Student Records at 978-556-3715.