The Massachusetts Code of Regulations and Berklee require that all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs at Berklee’s campus in Boston provide documentation that they have been immunized against the illnesses listed below before attending class.
Massachusetts school immunization requirements are created under the authority of 105 CMR 220.000 Immunization of Students Before Admission to School. Download the full regulations here.
Enrolled students can receive all required immunizations through Tufts Medical Center—contact Tufts Medical Center's dedicated student line at 617-636-6006 to schedule an appointment or request more information. The phone line's hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|Required Immunization||Doses||Important Notes|
|MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)||Two doses|
The first dose must be given on or after the first birthday, and the second dose must be given ≥28 days after the first dose; laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
|Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis)||One dose|
One dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) on or after the student's 11th birthday. Dtap will not be accepted. A booster is recommended every 10 years.
|Varicella (Chickenpox)||Two doses|
The first dose must be given on or after the first birthday, and the second dose must be given ≥28 days after the first dose; a reliable history of chickenpox or laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
|Hepatitis B||Three doses|
Three doses are required; laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable. Two doses of Heplisav-B given on or after 18 years of age are acceptable.
|Meningococcal conjugate quadrivalent (A,C,Y,W-135)||One dose|
One dose of MenACWY (formerly MCV4) is required for all full-time students 21 years of age or younger. The dose of the MenACWY vaccine must have been received on or after the student’s 16th birthday. Doses received at younger ages do not count towards this requirement. Students may decline the MenACWY vaccine after they have read and signed the Meningococcal Waiver Form. The Meningococcal B vaccine is not required and does not meet this requirement.
|Primary series and a booster||Berklee no longer requires Covid vaccinations for students, though we strongly recommend staying up to date with the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccination recommendations and getting vaccinated to protect yourself and others. Covid vaccinations have been shown to be highly effective in preventing serious illness. Students, please continue to submit proof of vaccination through Magnus Health so our records are up to date.|
Immunization (Vaccine) Information for Entering and Transfer Students
- For students entering in the summer 2024 semester, the due date to submit your immunizations is April 1, 2024.
- For students entering in the fall 2024 semester, the due date to submit your immunizations is August 1, 2024.
- For students entering in the spring 2024 semester, the due date to submit your immunizations is December 1, 2023.
All entering students must submit a completed and signed 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. All records must be in English.
You may retrieve a Student Immunization Form and submit your immunization documentation online at berklee.onelogin.com through the Magnus Health portal.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Berklee no longer requires all students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before coming to campus.
We strongly recommend staying up to date with the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccination recommendations and getting vaccinated to protect yourself and others. Covid vaccinations have been shown to be highly effective in preventing serious illness.
If you are in Massachusetts or the U.S. and have questions about how to sign up to get vaccinated, you can learn more at mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine or cdc.gov. Students who are currently enrolled can also contact Tufts Medical Center's dedicated student line at 617-636-6006 to schedule a vaccine appointment in the Collegiate Center for Wellness (CCW). The phone line's hours of operation are Monday–Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also find it useful to visit sites such as CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, and local medical/community health centers to sign up for vaccine appointments as they become available.
Submitting Proof of Vaccination
All entering students will receive access to Magnus Health soon after their OnePass credentials have been created. We strongly encourage you to submit your proof of vaccination through Magnus Health as soon as possible so our records are up to date.
Go to berklee.onelogin.com and log in with your OnePass. Click on the Magnus Health icon. On the Magnus Health site, submit your vaccinations under the "Berklee Immunization Form and Vaccine Documentation" requirement. All vaccination records must be in English, with the student's name and date of birth clearly listed.
Please note that as with our other vaccination requirements, you may request an exemption from vaccination for medical or religious reasons. To request an exemption, email email@example.com. Philosophical exemptions will not be reviewed.
Learn more about Berklee's COVID-19 vaccination policy.
Mailing or Faxing Immunization Documentation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to retrieve their fax number or mailing address.
To request a medical or religious exemption, please email email@example.com to request a form as soon as possible. The deadline has passed for fall 2023 entering students. Spring 2024 entering students should request an exemption application before arriving on campus. Exemptions expire a year after submission and must be renewed. Philosophical exemptions will not be reviewed.
- The exemption application needs to be sent from your Berklee email. We will then process your application and update your eligibility accordingly. If approved, exemptions need to be renewed yearly per state regulations.
Extension for Missing Multi-Dose Immunization Series
We understand that due to the multiple doses required for 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 to Magnus Health for their entering semester. As students continue to complete their immunization requirements, they should submit their updated documents to Magnus Health for a more efficient check-in process.
The Massachusetts Code of Regulations requires that all college students be immunized against certain illnesses. As this is a state requirement, Berklee does need to enforce it. If the office has given you an extension previously, we will be unable to provide you with another one. You will need to have your documents uploaded to your Magnus Health portal before you are able to check in.
Getting Immunizations Near Campus
In most cases, the required immunizations can be received at pharmacies such as CVS, 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. We recommend students call our partners at Tufts Medical Center at 617-636-6006 to make an appointment with the Collegiate Center for Wellness.
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.
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.
Former Summer Programs Participants
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 or later must submit new immunization documentation to Magnus Health. The College does not have access to summer programs information.
If you are an entering student and have questions about your immunizations or immunization requirements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the auto-reply for our FAQs.
Magnus Help Desk Number: 877-461-6831, or for callers outside of the U.S.: 919-502-7689
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Immunization (Vaccine) Information for Returning Students
If you entered Berklee in the spring of 2019 or earlier, you can now log in to berklee.onelogin.com, click the Magnus Health icon, and upload any immunization information directly (rather than emailing it to the Health and Wellness team). If you have trouble accessing your account please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Students should make sure they have received the required vaccines; it takes only one missing or expired dose to cause delays during check-in.
Any updates to your vaccinations or boosters can be submitted without a physician's signature as long as the record shows your name, the vaccination, and the date you received it. All records must be in English.
Requesting Your Records
Berklee does not release immunization records to students. If you are a current student you can log in to your Magnus Health account to download a copy of your prior submission.