The Massachusetts code of regulations requires that all students enrolled at Berklee’s campus in Boston provide documentation that they have been immunized against the following before attending class:
- measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR);
- tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap);
- hepatitis B; and
- meningococcal disease (all newly enrolled full-time students 21 years of age and younger must have received a dose of quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) on or after their 16th birthday).
Download the full regulations: mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/regs/105cmr220.rtf.
Immunization (Vaccine) Information for Entering and Transfer Students
- For students entering in the fall 2019 semester, the due date to submit your immunization requirements is August 1, 2019. For students entering in the spring 2020 semester, the due date to submit your immunization requirements is December 1, 2019. For students entering in the summer 2020 semester, the due date to submit your immunization requirements is April 1, 2020.
All entering students must submit a completed entering student immunization form to Magnus Health, Berklee's provider for collecting, managing, and tracking immunization information. Students should make sure they have received the required vaccines; it takes only one missing or expired dose to cause delays during check-in. Please note that you cannot attend Berklee College of Music or Boston Conservatory at Berklee until the immunization requirements are met.
You may retrieve an Entering Student Immunization Form and submit your immunization documentation online at secure.magnushealthportal.com.
All entering students should receive an email from Magnus Health to the email address connected to their application with information on how to access their Magnus Health account.
Please be aware that it may take up to a week from your admittance to the school for your Magnus Health account to be active.
If you are unable to submit your documentation online and need to mail or fax your immunization documentation, please call the Magnus Help Desk at 877-461-6831 or, for callers outside of the U.S., 919-502-7689. You may also contact Magnus Health by email at email@example.com to retrieve their fax number or mailing address.
Detailed information about medical and religious exemptions, as well as the meningococcal waiver, may be found on the entering student immunization form. You may retrieve a meningococcal waiver and submit your waiver online through the Magnus Health portal.
All religious and medical exemptions must be renewed and submitted annually to Magnus Health through their online portal.
We understand that due to the multiple doses required of some vaccines, students may not have fulfilled all immunization requirements by the deadline for their entering semester, listed in the box above. Students should submit documentation of what immunizations have been completed by the deadline for their entering semester, as listed above. As students continue to complete their immunization requirements, they should submit their updated documents to Magnus Health for a more efficient check-in process.
In most cases, the required immunizations can be received at pharmacies, however you may also go to a hospital or doctor's office to receive immunizations for these diseases if you prefer. Immunizations are generally covered by insurance, but please check with your insurance carrier to confirm coverage.
All required immunizations, as well as the flu (influenza) shot, human papillomavirus (HPV) shot, and more, are available at the locations listed on our Health Care near Campus page.
Students who have previously attended a summer program at Berklee College of Music or Boston Conservatory at Berklee and who are entering in the summer 2019 semester or the fall 2019 semester must submit new immunization documentation to Magnus Health.
If you are an entering student and have questions about your immunizations or immunization requirements, please contact the Magnus Help Desk.
Magnus Help Desk Number: 877-461-6831, or for callers outside of the U.S.: 919-502-7689
Magnus Help Desk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Immunization (Vaccine) Information for Returning Students
Students returning to Berklee College of Music or Boston Conservatory at Berklee that entered in the spring of 2019 or earlier do not have an account with Magnus Health. For questions or inquires regarding your immunizations, please find the tab below that applies to you for more information on which office to contact.
Students who entered Berklee College of Music between the spring of 2018 semester and the spring of 2019 semester should contact the Health and Wellness office at email@example.com or 617-747-6575 with any questions or inquiries regarding their immunization records.
Students who entered Boston Conservatory at Berklee in the spring of 2019 or earlier should contact the Health and Wellness office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-747-6575 with any questions or inquiries regarding your immunization records.
Students requesting immunization records who entered Boston Conservatory at Berklee or Berklee College of Music in the spring of 2019 semester or earlier must complete an Immunization Records Request Form and submit it to the correct department. Due to the large volume, expect your request to be mailed within seven to 10 days. Please make a personal copy for your records, as we can only process one request per student per year.
All students who entered Boston Conservatory at Berklee in spring 2019 or earlier, and students who entered Berklee College of Music between spring 2018 and spring 2019 must submit this form to Health and Wellness at email@example.com.
If you are a student at Boston Conservatory at Berklee or Berklee College of Music and entered in the summer 2019 or later, please contact Magnus Health for your records.
First Year Abroad Students
Please check the Accepted Students Valencia page for more information about immunization requirements for students studying for their first year at our campus in Valencia, Spain.