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:
- At least one dose of mumps and rubella vaccines (s) given at or after 12 months of age
- Two doses of live measles vaccine given at least one month apart given at or after 12 months of age (live measles vaccine were distributed after 1968)
- A booster dose of Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) given within the last ten years
- Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
In the case of measles, mumps, rubella, or Hepatitis B, 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.