The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, General Law 105CMR 200.600 requires proof of immunizations from the following students:
- All full-time students in a Degree or Certificate program (12 or more credits), and
- All health science students – both full-time and part-time (note that health profession programs will require additional health records and requirements*) and
- All students on a student or other visa - both full-time and part-time (including foreign exchange students and those students visiting or attending classes while on academic visitation or exchange program).
All of the student groups noted must submit proof of immunizations for the following: measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); hepatitis B; varicella (chickenpox); tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap); and Meningococcal.
*Students in the health profession programs must also present evidence of immunity to Meningitis, Influenza Vaccination, screening for Tuberculosis, Physical Exam, and American Heart Associate CPR certification. Health students must submit immunizations and health documents before attending clinical.
Students who fail to present the required information within 30 days of the date of registration may not be allowed to register for subsequent semesters until the immunization form is received by Student Central. Immunization forms become part of the student’s permanent file and cannot be copied, transferred or returned.
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