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Massachusetts State Immunization Requirements

All incoming New England Law | Boston students must provide certification of certain immunizations by August 1, 2013. Please send all required documents to:

New England Law | Boston
Office of Admissions
154 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116

Full-Time Students must provide certification of certain immunizations as a condition of registration per Massachusetts state law (M.G.L. ch. 76, §15C).

International Students (full time or part time) attending an institution of higher education in Massachusetts while on a student (F-1) or other visa (including a student attending or visiting classes or programs as part of a formal academic visitation or exchange program) must also submit the immunization form.

Please contact your physician or your undergraduate health center to obtain this certification. It must:

  • Be a form or letter signed and dated by the physician or designee.
  • Specify the month and year of administration for each required immunization.
 
The following immunizations are required:
  • One Td booster (tetanus and diphtheria) within the last 10 years
  • Two doses of MMR vaccine (or two doses of a measles-containing vaccine and one dose each of mumps and rubella vaccines)
  • Three doses of hepatitis B vaccine
Exceptions

An immunization certificate is not required if one of the following conditions is met:

1. The student is enrolled in a part-time program (evening, day part-time or special part-time). International students (on F-1 and other visas), whether full-time or part-time, must still submit an immunization form.

2. The student presents a written statement from a physician who has examined the student, stating the physician’s opinion that the immunizations would endanger the student’s health.

3. The student states in writing that the required immunizations would conflict with the student’s religious beliefs. An accompanying letter from the student’s minister or spiritual leader will also be required in these instances.

4. The student provides appropriate documentation, including a copy of a school immunization record, indicating receipt of the required immunizations.

5. In the case of measles, mumps or rubella, the student presents laboratory evidence of immunity.