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 Immunization Requirements

UMass Dartmouth requires the following students to submit immunization documentation:

  • incoming full-time students
  • nursing and medical laboratory science majors: full-time and part-time
  • international students
  • residential students: full-time, part-time, continuing education, matriculated and non-matriculated

Immunization records

Use our health services portal to enter your mandatory immunization information and TB exposure history: 

UMass Dartmouth Health Services Patient Portal

New students: You'll be able to access the portal after you've activated your UMassD Logon for email and other online services. Available in March for students entering in the fall.

Due dates

Immunization records and TB exposure history are required by:

  • For fall acceptances: June 1 (or August 15 for late acceptances)
  • For spring acceptances: January 15 (or 30 days after acceptance)

Failure to comply

Failure to submit your mandatory immunization records and TB exposure history by the above dates will result in:

  • a hold on your registration
  • loss of housing assignment for residential students

Required immunization documentation

Students, as noted above, must submit documentation of:

  1. Two doses of live measles vaccine given at least 1 month apart beginning after 12 months of age; initial vaccines must be after 1967.  A positive titer can be accepted in lieu of vaccination. With the exception of health science majors, students born in the USA before 1957 are considered immune.
  2. Two doses of mumps vaccine given at least 1 month apart beginning after 12 months of age; initial vaccines must be after 1967. A positive titer can be accepted in lieu of vaccination.  With the exception of health science majors, students born in the USA before 1957 are considered immune.
  3. Two doses of rubella vaccine given at least 1 month apart beginning after 12 months of age; initial vaccines must be after 1967. a positive titer can be accepted in lieu of vaccination.  With the exception of health science majors, students born in the USA before 1957 are considered immune.
  4. A Tdap booster. If your Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) immunization is more than 10 years old, you must also document a TD given within 10 years.
  5. Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine. A positive titer can be accepted in lieu of vaccination.
  6. Two doses of Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine given after 12 months of age and at least 4 weeks between doses. A positive titer or a health care provider's documentation of the student having had the illness can be accepted in lieu of vaccination. With the exception of health science majors, students born in the USA before 1980 are considered immune.
  7. All residential students must provide documentation of having received meningitis or sign a waiver declining vaccination. It is recommended that you receive the vaccination within 5 years of enrollment, if you are 21 years old or younger.

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