Immunization Requirements & Online Health Record
To comply with UMass Dartmouth’s health requirements, you must complete your health record online including:
- Health History
- Immunization Records (required by Massachusetts law)
- Tuberculosis Risk Assessment
You can access all forms and information at our health services portal:
New students: You'll be able to access the portal after you've activated your UMassD Logon for email and other online services.
All health records, including your Health History, TB Risk Assessment & Immunization Records, are required by:
- May 15 for Fall acceptance (or 30 days after acceptance)
- January 2 for Spring acceptance (or 30 days after acceptance)
Failure to Comply
Failure to submit your mandatory health history, immunization records and TB risk assessment by the above dates will result in:
- a hold on your registration
- loss of housing assignment for residential students
Completing your online health records
You'll follow these steps to complete your health records in our health services portal:
- Complete your health history, select the FORMS icon on your To Do List. Then complete the Health History UMass Dartmouth under Online Forms.
- To complete your TB Risk Assessment, complete the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment under Online Forms.
- To submit your required Immunizations, you must first obtain your complete immunization records from your health care provider(s), previous school(s)
- From the home screen of the portal select the Immunizations icon from your To Do List. Then enter the dates for each of the required vaccinations and any recommended vaccines you have received. Please see Immunization Requirements below for specific information regarding these requirements.
- You then must upload all official vaccination documents into your health portal. Select the Uploads icon from your To Do List on the portal's home screen and follow the instructions to complete your upload(s). You can make multiple uploads under the category of Immunization Documentation.
If you are unable to access your portal or upload your documentation, all forms may be faxed or mailed to UMass Dartmouth Health Services. Please call with any questions or concerns regarding your health requirements.
UMass Dartmouth Health Services
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Based on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health requirements (105 CMR 220.000), UMass Dartmouth requires the following students to provide documentation of all required immunizations prior to the start of college:
- 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
NEW FOR 2023: the COVID-19 vaccine is highly reccomended for all undergraduate and graduate students who will live, learn, or physically come to campus for any reason.
Required Immunizations include:
- Hepatitis B: 3 doses; laboratory evidence of immunity, by a positive titer, is acceptable; 2 doses of Heplisav-B given on or after 18 years of age are also acceptable
- MMR: 2 doses; Combined live measles, mumps and rubella vaccine or 2 doses of each vaccine given separately. Laboratory evidence of immunity, by a positive titer for each of the 3 vaccine components, is acceptable. Birth in the U.S. before 1957 is also acceptable only for non-health science students.
- Meningococcal: 1 dose; MenACWY (formerly MCV4) required for all full-time students 21 years of age or younger. The dose of MenACWY vaccine must have been received on or after the student's 16th birthday. Meningococcal B vaccine does not meet this requirement but is recommended. Only after reading and signing the MDPH Meningococcal Information and Waiver Form on the secure Patient Portal, can this vaccination be declined.
- Tdap: 1 booster dose; If your Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) immunization is more than 10 years old, you must also document a TD given within 10 years.
- Varicella: 2 doses; also known as chicken pox vaccine; laboratory evidence of immunity, by a positive titer, is acceptable; With the exception of health science majors, students born in the USA before 1980 are considered immune.
Reccomended Immunizations include:
- COVID-19: 1 or 2 doses
- Meningoccal Group B
- HPV (Gardasil)
Health Services does not require physicals. However, you will need a physical if you are participating in intercollegiate athletics. Contact Athletics/Sports Medicine for more information