Immunization Requirements

The Massachusetts code of regulations requires that all students enrolled at Berklee's Boston campus provide documentation that they have been immunized against the following before attending class:

  • measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) 
  • tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap)
  • varicella
  • hepatitis B

Newly enrolled residential students are also required to be protected against meningococcal disease.

The full regulations are available here: mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/regs/105cmr220.rtf.

Immunization (Vaccine) Information

Immunizations are available at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (HVMA) in Kenmore Square.

Harvard Vanguard Kenmore Square
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-421-1000

Another nearby resource is Fenway Health.

Fenway Health
1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
617-927-6000

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.

First Year Abroad students: You will need to have your immunizations complete before traveling to our campus in Valencia, Spain.

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.