Massachusetts state law requires all college students registering for 9 or more credits to show proof of the required immunizations:
- Two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) or laboratory proof of immunity. These doses must be given at least 4 weeks apart beginning at or after 12 months of age.
- Proof of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine within the past ten years.
- Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine or laboratory proof of immunity. A total of 3 doses at varying intervals.
- Two doses of varicella vaccine (chicken pox) or laboratory proof of immunity or a reliable history of varicella documented by a health care provider.
- Meningitis vaccine: 1 dose of MCV4 (Menactra) anytime in the past or MPSV4 (Menomune) within the past 5 years or a signed waiver.
The requirements of this section shall not apply where the student meets the standards for medical or religious exemption set forth in Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 76, Section 15c.
Students may not register for classes or reside on campus unless these requirements are fulfilled.