The Massachusetts code of regulations and Berklee College of Music requires that all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled 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.
|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 of Tdap is required, and a history of a DTaP primary series or age-appropriate catch-up vaccination. Tdap given at ≥7 years may be counted, but a dose at age 11 or 12 is recommended if Tdap was given earlier as part of a catch-up schedule. Td or Tdap should be given if it has been ≥10 years since Tdap.
|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 of Hepatitis B 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.
Immunization (Vaccine) Information for Entering and Transfer Students
- For students entering in the spring 2021 semester, the due date to submit your immunizations was December 1, 2020, and has been extended to February 17, 2021.
- For students entering in the summer 2021 semester, the due date to submit your immunizations is April 1, 2021.
- For students entering in the fall 2021 semester, the due date to submit your immunizations is August 1, 2021.
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.
Information About Your Magnus Health Account
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.
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.
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.
Multi-Dose Immunization Series
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.
Getting Immunizations Near Campus
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
Berklee College of Music Students Who Entered Fall 2017 or Earlier
Berklee College of Music Students Who Entered Between Spring 2018 and Spring 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-747-6575 with any questions or inquiries regarding their immunization records.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Students Who Entered Spring of 2019 or Earlier
Students who entered Boston Conservatory at Berklee in the spring of 2019 or earlier should contact the Health and Wellness office at email@example.com or 617-747-6575 with any questions or inquiries regarding your immunization records.