By Massachusetts State Regulations (105 CMR 220.600), students must have documentation of required vaccines or proof of immunity through antibody blood titers before coming to campus.
All three-quarter and full-time students must report this information to the Health Center through our secure patient portal. A registration hold will be placed on all students with incomplete records.
For New Students
We recommend reading our page for new students and their families for more specific information and instructions.
If you believe you were immunized in the past but have no records, you can have a blood test drawn to detect the presence of antibodies (a titer).
Many insurances do not pay for these blood tests so we have arranged a self-pay option that must be paid directly to the laboratory processing these tests at the time of service.
We recommend, however, that this testing be done before arriving to campus and the results submitted as part of the required documentation. This ensures that any further vaccination needs can be completed in a timely manner.
Getting Immunizations at the Health Center
Occasionally a student is unable to complete a vaccination series before arriving on campus. We are able to help you complete immunizations and Tuberculin Skin Testing (TST).
Flu season starts in the fall, usually peaks in January or February, with outbreaks occurring through May. Approximately 5-20 percent of U.S. residents get the flu each year. This year we are offering the quadrivalent vaccine which protects against 4 strains of the flu virus (2 A types and 2 B types). Flu vaccine is available for all graduate and undergraduate students.
Walk-in hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Please call to schedule an appointment if you need to come for a vaccine outside of these hours.