Student COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Effective January 2022, Massachusetts Community College students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit verification of their fully vaccinated status to the College absent an approved reasonable accommodation. This page offers the information you need to know to familiarize yourself with and to meet the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement.
Click here to read statement issued by the fifteen Community College Presidents announcing the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement announced on September 20, 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
Visit the Massachusetts Community College Vaccine Requirement Student FAQ page for more information on how the Massachusetts Community College Vaccine requirement will impact you as a student.
Please visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Frequently Asked Questions page for general information on our COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements at Northern Essex Community College.
For questions regarding the currently available COVID-19 vaccines, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the COVID-19 Vaccine page.
Student COVID-19 Vaccination Deadline Timeline – Summer 2022 & Fall 2022
Students participating in the the Summer and Fall 2022 semesters must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 absent an approved reasonable accommodation. The deadline to submit an accommodation request for Summer is April 25th, and the Fall is August 5th. Students, submit your proof of COVID-19 vaccination using the COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Form.
Moderna: 2 Doses, 4 Weeks Between Doses + 2 Weeks = Fully Vaccinated
Pfizer: 2 Doses, 3 Weeks Between Doses + 2 Weeks = Fully Vaccinated
Johnson & Johnson: Single Dose + 2 Weeks = Fully Vaccinated
The last day to receive your 1st dose of Moderna to be eligible for the Fall semester is July 27, 2022. The last day to receive your 2nd dose of Moderna to be eligible before the Fall Semester is August 24, 2022.
The last day to receive your 1st dose of Pfizer to be eligible for the Fall semester is August 3, 2022.
The last day to receive your 2nd dose of Pfizer to be eligible for the Fall Semester is August 24, 2022.
The last day to receive your single dose of Johnson & Johnson to be eligible for Fall semester is August 24, 2022.
Students can contact email@example.com or 978-556-3700.
Reasonable Accommodations Request
Massachusetts Community College members, including students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit verification of their fully vaccinated status to the College absent an approved reasonable accommodation consistent with the Student Vaccination Policy.
All requests for reasonable accommodation, including any requests to be exempt from vaccine requirements for medical or religious reasons, will be considered consistent with applicable laws and legal guidance and the Board of Higher Education Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity for the Massachusetts Community Colleges. The College will engage in an interactive process to determine if you are eligible for a reasonable accommodation, and if so, whether the requested accommodation is reasonable and does not create an undue hardship for the College and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others in the learning and working environment, as applicable.
If unable to submit verification of full vaccination status and seeking a reasonable accommodation to comply with the Student Vaccination Policy, you should complete and submit the electronic form along with the requested documentation.Download Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (PDF)
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