Immunization Requirements

Massachusetts law requires that all students enrolled at Berklee's Boston campus provide documentation that they have been immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, and hepatitis B before attending classes.

Students who are entered Berklee in Boston in the fall 2011 semester or later are also required to provide documentation that they have been immunized against varicella as well as pertussis (Tdap) before attending classes. Beginning on September 1, 2015, these additional requirements will apply to all students. Newly enrolled residential students are also required to be protected against meningococcal disease.

Immunization (Vaccine) Information

  • Medical Walk-in Unit
    WACC 108
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    15 Parkman Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    (617) 726-2707

    For immunization(s) only: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
    For physical and immunization(s): Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Located on the MBTA Red Line Charles/MGH stop. Bring with you the names of the immunizations you need. No appointment is necessary. However, you will save time by pre-registering with MGH by calling (866) 211-6588.

Costs:

  • Tetanus Diphteria Pertussis (Tdap)   $48.00
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella   $104.00
  • Hepatitis B (per injection)   $80.00
  • Meningoccocal   $196.00

Immunizations are at no cost for students covered under the Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Student Health Plan. Otherwise, payment may be made by MasterCard, Visa, or Check.

Varicella vaccination is only provided by appointment via the Travel Clinic. Call 617-724-6454 to schedule an appointment.

  • Walgreens Pharmacy
    841 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 02215
    (617) 236-1692

    For immunizations: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-900 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    No appointment is necessary. Walgreens will only vaccinate students who are 18 years of age or older.

Costs:

  • Tetanus Diphteria Pertussis (Tdap)   $63.99
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (per injection)  $99.00 
  • Hepatitis B  (Ages 18-19) (per injection)   $53.99
  • Hepatitis B  (Ages 20+) (per injection)   $84.99
  • Meningoccocal   $133.99
  • Varicella   $145.99

Immunizations are at no cost for students covered under the Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Student Health Plan. Otherwise, payment may be made by MasterCard, Visa, or Check.

New Students, Including Transfer Students

We recommend that you get the shots required and send the Office of Admissions your Immunization Form and Meningitis Vaccination Waiver Form as soon as possible. Make sure that you have all of the required shots; it takes only one missing or expired shot to cause delays during check-in. If you submitted your form but are still receiving communications from us indicating otherwise, you may have omitted something, and you should contact Admissions immediately at 800 BERKLEE (237-5533), 617 747-2222, or admissions@berklee.edu to follow up.

Entering Students: Send your forms to Berklee College of Music, Office of Admissions, 1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215-3693, U.S.A.; or fax them to 617 747-2047.

Continuing/Returning Students

You may have some expired immunizations, such as tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, which you will need to update. Your check-in procedures cannot be finalized until you have submitted to the Office of the Registrar written documentation of your immunizations. (Download the Immunization Form and Meningitis Vaccination Waiver Form.) These records may be mailed, dropped off in person, or sent by fax to 617 747-8520. If you have already provided us with these records upon admittance, it is not necessary to resubmit them.

Since immunizations must be up to date by the time you check in, you will be notified by email after registration if you are missing any immunizations. If you do not resolve outstanding immunization requirements, you will not be able to check in, and will run the risk of losing your class schedule.

Continuing/Returning Students: Send your forms to Berklee College of Music, Office of the Registrar, 1140 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215-3693, U.S.A.; bring them in person to the Office of the Registrar, 921 Boylston Street; or fax them to 617 747-8520. Questions? Call the Office of the Registrar at 617 747-2240.