NSCC Health Professions COVID Vaccine and Booster Policy 

This policy applies to all NSCC health profession students enrolled in clinical programs

In 2021, North Shore Community College was first notified by its clinical and practicum site partners that they now require COVID vaccines for students from affiliated educational partners consistent with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for healthcare settings.  

In 2022, clinical and practicum site partners also began requiring COVID boosters consistent with CDC recommendations for healthcare settings.  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health also began requiring COVID vaccine boosters for long-term care facilities.  

Accordingly, COVID vaccines and boosters are now required for all health profession students enrolled in clinical programs.

Written proof of documentation status must be submitted by established deadlines for students to participate in clinical.  These requirements are in addition to other state immunization requirements for healthcare program students.  


Additionally, the Massachusetts Community College System COVID-19 Vaccine Policy For Students (“Student Vaccine Policy”) became effective in January 2022; North Shore Community College students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 absent an approved reasonable accommodation.

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