State Immunization Requirements for 2020-2021

Massachusetts school immunization requirements are created under authority of 105 CMR 220.000 Immunization of Students Before Admission to School

Students must provide a medical record of immunizations if they are:

  • A full-time undergraduate under 30 years of age
  • A full- and part-time health science student.
  • An individual – both full-time and part -time from another country attending or visiting classes or educational programs as part of an academic visitation or exchange program

All students that are listed above, must submit documentation for immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap), varicella (Chickenpox), hepatitis B and meningitis.

NEW! Influenza Requirement for 2020-2021

In addition to the above immunization requirements, all students must submit 1 dose; seasonal influenza vaccine for the current flu season (July-June) This requirement must be received annually by December 31st.  New students entering between January 1st and March 31st must have received a dose of vaccine for the current flu season for entry.

We are now collecting immunization documentation via our new partner, CastleBranch. Incoming and current full-time matriculated students will be able to set up accounts, for free, with CastleBranch and upload their proof of immunization directly on to their MyCB account for review.

Instructions on how to set up a CastleBranch account will be shared with eligible students via their North Shore Community College email account.

Students may use the North Shore Community College Immunization Form to demonstrate required immunizations.

Health Profession students may find their required immunizations outlined in the Program Acceptance packets.

**The immunization requirements apply to all students who attend any classes or activities on campus, even once.  If all instruction and activities are remote and the student will never be on campus in person, the requirements would not apply. Should a student physically return to campus, they would need comply with this requirement

  • Please note that due to the Covid-19 advisory of social distancing, our offices are currently operating remotely. Please direct any questions or concerns you may have directly to immunizations@northshore.edu

Have questions? Please Email: immunizations@northshore.edu

 

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