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 8:00 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 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 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 will accept a complete series and booster of any COVID-19 vaccine. If you are not yet eligible for a booster you will be given a due date based on your most recent COVID-19 immunization date. See below for details.|
Immunization (Vaccine) Information for Entering and Transfer Students
- For students entering in the summer 2022 semester, the due date to submit your immunizations is April 8, 2022.
- For students entering in the fall 2022 semester, the due date to submit your immunizations is August 1, 2022.
- For students entering in the spring 2023 semester, the due date to submit your immunizations is December 1, 2022.
All entering students must submit a completed and signed 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. All records must be in English.
You may retrieve an Entering Student Immunization Form and submit your immunization documentation online at berklee.onelogin.com through the Magnus Health portal.
Information About Your Magnus Health Account
All entering students will receive access to Magnus Health once their OnePass credentials have been created.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Berklee requires all students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before coming to campus.
Berklee will accept a complete series of any COVID-19 vaccine, whether it is FDA- or WHO-approved or not.
However, if you have received a vaccine that is not authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO (e.g., Sputnik), we strongly encourage you to consider getting a vaccine that is authorized for emergency use by the FDA after arriving on campus.
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. 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.
COVID-19 Booster Mandate
As of February 15, 2022, all eligible members of our on-campus community will need to have obtained a vaccine booster shot for COVID-19. As other members of our community become eligible, they, too, will be expected to obtain the COVID-19 booster shot. In keeping with our protocol throughout the pandemic, medical or religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination will be reviewed for continuing students, entering students must have an approved exemption on file before arrival. Email email@example.com to request an exemption application. Philosophical exemptions will not be reviewed.
Everyone ages 5 years and older should get all COVID-19 primary series doses, plus the most recent booster dose recommended for them.
- People ages 12 years and older, including those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, are recommended to get 1 dose of the updated/bivalent booster vaccine at least two months after their last primary series or monovalent booster dose.
You can mix and match vaccines. Your booster does not need to be the same vaccine brand as your original COVID-19 vaccination, as long as it is an age-appropriate vaccine.
The updated Pfizer booster vaccine can be given to people 12 years and older. Both the updated Pfizer booster vaccine and the updated Moderna booster vaccine can be given to people 18 years and older.
Submitting Proof of Vaccination
We strongly encourage you to submit your proof of vaccination as soon as possible.
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 COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation" requirement. All vaccination records must be in English.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Philosophical exemptions will not be reviewed.
Learn more about Berklee's COVID-19 vaccination policy, including information about the COVID-19 vaccines accepted by Berklee.
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 email@example.com to retrieve their fax number or mailing address.
To request a medical or religious exemption, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a form as soon as possible. The deadline has passed for fall 2022 entering students. Spring 2023 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.
Multi-Dose Immunization Series
We understand that due to the multiple doses required for some non-COVID-19 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 and request the late vaccination agreement from immunizations@berklee. As students continue to complete their immunization requirements, they should submit their updated documents to Magnus Health for a more efficient check-in process. Students cannot check in if they are missing COVID-19 vaccinations.
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. The college does not have access to summer programs information.
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 email@example.com 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.