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 measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap); varicella, and hepatitis B before attending classes.

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

The full regulations are available here:

Immunization (Vaccine) Information

Immunizations are available at: 

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Medical Walk-in Unit 
Wang Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 108
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114
617 726-2707

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The MGH Medical Walk-in Unit is located on the MBTA Red Line at the Charles/MGH station. Be sure to bring the names of the immunizations you need. No appointment is necessary, but you will save time by pre-registering with MGH by calling 866 211-6588.

The varicella vaccination is only provided by appointment at the MGH Travel & Immunization Clinic. Call 617 724-6454 to schedule an appointment.

MGH Back Bay 

388 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617 267-7171

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

By appointment only. Bring the names of the immunizations you need. MGH Back Bay is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners.

Please note: Immunizations are at no cost for students covered under the Blue Cross Blue Shield Student Blue PPO 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 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.