Immunizations

The staff at the Student Advisory Health Administration Office (SAHA) collects and screens the immunization documentation required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Tufts University and those recommended for healthcare workers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The required immunizations are listed on the School Immunization Information and Requirements page; go to your school link to see the specific immunization requirements for your school. Please review the requirements carefully, prior to submitting your Immunization Form. Immunization requirements are subject to change.

The Immunization Form must be completed and signed by a health care professional. Please send the Immunization Form as an emailed PDF attachment or fax to 617-636-2708.

The Student Advisory Health Administration Office does not offer medical services. Immunizations can be obtained from your primary care provider or by using one of the resources listed on the Medical Care Resources page. Please make sure your health insurance is accepted by the listed resources before receiving any medical care.

School Immunization Information and Requirements

Newly Accepted Students - Prior to Arrival
All newly accepted students are required to submit immunization documentation by the deadline given by the Student Advisory Health Administration Office.

Currently Registered/Enrolled Students
Registered students are required to keep their immunizations up-to-date, to be in compliance with Massachusetts State Law and Tufts University Immunizations Requirements.

Immunization requirements are subject to change. Changes will be posted on the Immunization web page and an email notification will be sent to all students.

Deadlines and Requirements - by school or program

  • Immunization Requirements

    All newly accepted students are required to submit immunization documentation by the deadlines listed below:

    • IS Program - December 1, 2022
    • DPG and MS Programs - April 15, 2022
    • GPR Program - June 1, 2022
    • DMD Program - June 1, 2022

    The following immunizations are required as a condition of matriculation and must be kept up-to-date:

    If submitting antibody titer (blood work) laboratory reports must be included with other immunization documentation.

    Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap): One dose of the adult Tdap vaccine, unless current Td booster is less than 2 years old. If current Td booster is less than 2 years old wait to receive Tdap vaccine. If Tdap dose is 10 years old or older a Td booster is required.

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): Two doses of MMR vaccine or positive antibody titers for measles, mumps and rubella.

    Tuberculosis Skin Test or QuantiFERON Gold Test: Required within one year prior to start date and updated annually.

    If tuberculin positive, a Chest X-ray is required within one year prior to start date. List history of BCG vaccine and/or INH treatment.

    Once matriculated, additional screening of a QuantiFERON test is required annually for students with tuberculin positive status.

    Varicella (chicken pox): Physician verification of year of disease, positive antibody titer, or two doses of varicella vaccine.

    Hepatitis B: Three doses of hepatitis B vaccine and positive antibody titer (blood work). The hepatitis B vaccine is a three-dose series, which takes six months to complete. For students who have not already started the series, documentation for two doses of the vaccine must be submitted by your program immunization deadline.

    Influenza: The 2021-2022 Seasonal Influenza vaccine is required for all students.

    COVID-19: Proof of vaccination required (including a booster if eligible per current guidelines).

    Recommended

    Meningococcal: Recommended (except for students 21 years of age and younger): Documentation of a dose of MenACWY vaccine received on or after 16th birthday. Students 21 years of age and younger: dose on or after 16th birthday or signed State Waiver Form. For more information read the Meningococcal Disease Information Fact Sheet.

    Polio: Proof of vaccination may be required in the future.

  • Immunization Requirements

    All newly accepted students are required to submit immunization documentation by the deadlines listed below:

    • MD Program - July 1, 2022
    • MD/PhD Program - June 1, 2022

    Students applying for away rotations during 4th year may need to meet additional immunization requirements. Several medical centers require positive antibody titers (blood work) for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B, instead of proof of vaccination. Laboratory reports are required.

    The following immunization documentation is required as a condition of matriculation and must be kept up-to-date:

    If submitting antibody titer (blood work) laboratory reports must be included with other immunization documentation.

    Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap): One dose of the adult Tdap vaccine, unless current Td booster is less than 2 years old. If current Td booster is less than 2 years old wait to receive Tdap vaccine. If Tdap dose is 10 years old or older a Td booster is required.

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and positive rubella antibody titer: Two doses of MMR vaccine and positive rubella antibody titer or positive antibody titers for measles, mumps, and rubella.

    Tuberculosis Skin Test or QuantiFERON Gold Test: Required within one year prior to start date and updated annually.

    If tuberculin positive, a Chest X-ray is required within one year prior to start date. List history of BCG vaccine and/or INH treatment.

    Once matriculated, additional screening of a QuantiFERON test is required annually for students with tuberculin positive status.

    Varicella (chicken pox): If history of disease, positive antibody titer is required or 2 doses of varicella vaccine.

    Hepatitis B: 3 doses of vaccine and positive quantitative antibody titer required.

    The hepatitis B vaccine is a three-dose series, which takes six months to complete. For students, who have not already started the series, documentation for two doses of the vaccine must be submitted by the deadline.

    Influenza: The 2021-2022 Seasonal Influenza vaccine is required for all students.

    COVID-19: Proof of vaccination required (including a booster if eligible per current guidelines).

    Recommended

    Meningococcal: Recommended (except for students 21 years of age and younger): Documentation of a dose of MenACWY vaccine received on or after 16th birthday. Students 21 years of age and younger: dose on or after 16th birthday or signed State Waiver Form. For more information read the Meningococcal Disease Information Fact Sheet.

    Polio: Documentation of vaccination is recommended. Proof of vaccination may be required in the future.

  • Immunization Requirements

    All newly accepted students are required to submit immunization documentation by the deadlines listed below:

    • All Nutrition Programs - July 1, 2022

    The following immunizations are required as a condition of matriculation and must be kept up-to-date:

    If submitting antibody titer (blood work) laboratory reports must be included with other immunization documentation.

    Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap): One dose of the adult Tdap vaccine, unless current Td booster is less than 2 years old. If current Td booster is less than 2 years old wait to receive Tdap vaccine. If Tdap dose is 10 years old or older a Td booster is required.

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): Two doses of MMR vaccine or positive antibody titers for measles, mumps and rubella.

    Tuberculosis Skin Test or QuantiFERON Gold Test: Required within one year prior to start date and updated annually.

    If tuberculin positive, a Chest X-ray is required within one year prior to start date. List history of BCG vaccine and/or INH treatment.

    Once matriculated, additional screening of a QuantiFERON test is required annually for students with tuberculin positive status.

    Varicella (chicken pox): Physician verification of year of disease, positive antibody titer, or two doses of varicella vaccine.

    Hepatitis B: Three doses of hepatitis B vaccine or positive surface antibody titer.

    The hepatitis B vaccine is a three-dose series, which takes six months to complete. For students who have not already started the series, documentation for two doses of the vaccine must be submitted by your program immunization deadline.

    Influenza: The 2021-2022 Seasonal Influenza vaccine is required for all students.

    COVID-19: Proof of vaccination required (including a booster if eligible per current guidelines).

    Recommended

    Meningococcal: Recommended (except for students 21 years of age and younger): Documentation of a dose of MenACWY vaccine received on or after 16th birthday. Students 21 years of age and younger: dose on or after 16th birthday or signed State Waiver Form. For more information read the Meningococcal Disease Information Fact Sheet.

    Polio: Proof of vaccination may be required in the future.

  • Immunization Requirements

    All newly accepted students are required to submit immunization documentation by the deadlines listed below:

    • MPH, MBS and M-HIA - Deadline is July 1, 2022

    The following immunization documentation is required as a condition of matriculation and must be kept up to date:

    If submitting antibody titer (blood work) laboratory reports must be included with other immunization documentation.

    Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap): One dose of the adult Tdap vaccine, unless current Td booster is less than 2 years old. If current Td booster is less than 2 years old wait to receive Tdap vaccine. If Tdap dose is 10 years old or older a Td booster is required.

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): Two doses of MMR vaccine or positive antibody titers for measles, mumps and rubella.

    Tuberculosis Skin Test or QuantiFERON Gold Test: Required within one year prior to start date. If tuberculin positive, a Chest X-ray is required within one year prior to start date. List history of BCG vaccine and/or INH treatment.

    Varicella (chicken pox): Physician verification of year of disease, positive antibody titer, or two doses of varicella vaccine for all programs.

    Hepatitis B: Three doses of hepatitis B vaccine and/or positive antibody titer.

    The hepatitis B vaccine is a three-dose series, which takes six months to complete. For students who have not already started the series, documentation for two doses of the vaccine must be submitted by the deadline.

    Influenza: The 2021-2022 Seasonal Influenza vaccine is required for all students.

    COVID-19: Proof of vaccination required (including a booster if eligible per current guidelines).

    Recommended

    Meningococcal: Recommended (except for students 21 years of age and younger): Documentation of a dose of MenACWY vaccine received on or after 16th birthday. Students 21 years of age and younger: dose on or after 16th birthday or signed State Waiver Form. For more information read the Meningococcal Disease Information Fact Sheet.

    Polio: Proof of vaccination may be required in the future.

  • Immunization Requirements

    All newly accepted students are required to submit immunization documentation by the deadlines listed below:

    • January Start Date - Deadline is December 1, 2022

    Students going on rotations during 2nd year may need to meet additional immunization requirements. Several medical centers require positive antibody titers (blood work) for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B, instead of proof of vaccination. Laboratory reports are required

    The following immunization documentation is required as a condition of matriculation and must be kept up to date:

    If submitting antibody titer (blood work) laboratory reports must be included with other immunization documentation.

    Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap): One dose of the adult Tdap vaccine, unless current Td booster is less than 2 years old. If current Td booster is less than 2 years old wait to receive Tdap vaccine. If Tdap dose is 10 years old or older a Td booster is required.

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and positive rubella antibody titer: Two doses of the MMR vaccine and a positive a rubella antibody titer or positive antibody titers for measles, mumps and rubella.

    Tuberculosis Skin Test or QuantiFERON Gold Test: Required within one year prior to start date and updated annually.

    If tuberculin positive, a Chest X-ray is required within one year prior to start date. List history of BCG vaccine and/or INH treatment.

    Once matriculated, additional screening of a QuantiFERON test is required annually for students with tuberculin positive status.

    Varicella (chicken pox): If history of disease, positive antibody titer is required or 2 doses of varicella vaccine.

    Hepatitis B: 3 doses of vaccine and positive quantitative antibody titer required.

    The hepatitis B vaccine is a three-dose series, which takes six months to complete. For students who have not already started the series, documentation for two doses of the vaccine must be submitted by the deadline.

    Influenza: The 2021-2022 Seasonal Influenza vaccine is required for all students.

    COVID-19: Proof of vaccination required (including a booster if eligible per current guidelines).

    Recommended

    Meningococcal: Recommended (except for students 21 years of age and younger): Documentation of a dose of MenACWY vaccine received on or after 16th birthday. Students 21 years of age and younger: dose on or after 16th birthday or signed State Waiver Form. For more information read the Meningococcal Disease Information Fact Sheet.

    Polio: Proof of vaccination may be required in the future.

  • Immunization Requirements

    All newly accepted students are required to submit immunization documentation by the deadlines listed below:

    • DPT-AZ - May 1, 2022
    • DPT-Boston - May 2023

    The following immunization documentation is required as a condition of matriculation and must be kept up to date:

    If submitting antibody titer (blood work) laboratory reports must be included with other immunization documentation.

    Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap): One dose of the adult Tdap vaccine, unless current Td booster is less than 2 years old. If current Td booster is less than 2 years old wait to receive Tdap vaccine. If Tdap dose is 10 years old or older a Td booster is required.

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and positive rubella antibody titer: Two doses of the MMR vaccine and a positive a rubella antibody titer or positive antibody titers for measles, mumps and rubella.

    Tuberculosis Skin Test or QuantiFERON Gold Test: Required within one year prior to start date and updated annually.

    If tuberculin positive, a Chest X-ray is required within one year prior to start date. List history of BCG vaccine and/or INH treatment.

    Once matriculated, additional screening of a QuantiFERON test is required annually for students with tuberculin positive status.

    Varicella (chicken pox): If history of disease, positive antibody titer is required or 2 doses of varicella vaccine.

    Hepatitis B: 3 doses of vaccine and positive quantitative antibody titer required.

    The hepatitis B vaccine is a three-dose series, which takes six months to complete. For students who have not already started the series, documentation for two doses of the vaccine must be submitted by the deadline.

    Influenza: The 2021-2022 Seasonal Influenza vaccine is required for all students.

    COVID-19: Proof of vaccination required (including a booster if eligible per current guidelines).

    Recommended

    Meningococcal: Recommended (except for students 21 years of age and younger): Documentation of a dose of MenACWY vaccine received on or after 16th birthday. Students 21 years of age and younger: dose on or after 16th birthday or signed State Waiver Form. For more information read the Meningococcal Disease Information Fact Sheet.

    Polio: Proof of vaccination may be required in the future.

  • Immunization Requirements

    All newly accepted students are required to submit immunization documentation by the deadlines listed below:

    • July Start Date - Deadline of June 1, 2022
    • September State Date - Deadline of July 1, 2022
    • January 2023 Start Date - Deadline of December 1, 2022

    The following immunizations are required as a condition of matriculation and must be kept up-to-date:

    If submitting antibody titer (blood work) laboratory reports must be included with other immunization documentation.

    Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap): One dose of the adult Tdap vaccine, unless current Td booster is less than 2 years old. If current Td booster is less than 2 years old wait to receive Tdap vaccine. If Tdap dose is 10 years old or older a Td booster is required.

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): Two doses of MMR vaccine or positive antibody titers for measles mumps and rubella.

    Tuberculosis Skin Test or QuantiFERON Gold Test: Required within one year prior to start date. If tuberculin positive, a Chest X-ray is required within one year prior to start date. List history of BCG vaccine and/or INH treatment.

    Varicella (chicken pox): Physician verification of year of disease, positive antibody titer, or two doses of varicella vaccine.

    Hepatitis B: Three doses of hepatitis B vaccine or positive surface antibody titer.

    The hepatitis B vaccine is a three-dose series, which takes six months to complete. For students who have not already started the series, documentation for two doses of the vaccine must be submitted by your program immunization deadline.

    Influenza: The 2021-2022 Seasonal Influenza vaccine is required for all students.

    COVID-19: Proof of vaccination required (including a booster if eligible per current guidelines).

    Recommended

    Meningococcal: Recommended (except for students 21 years of age and younger): Documentation of a dose of MenACWY vaccine received on or after 16th birthday. Students 21 years of age and younger: dose on or after 16th birthday or signed State Waiver Form. For more information read the Meningococcal Disease Information Fact Sheet.

    Polio: Proof of vaccination may be required in the future.

  • Immunization Requirements

    All newly accepted students are required to submit immunization documentation by the deadlines listed below:

    • DVM Program - July 1, 2022
    • PhD and MS programs - July 1, 2022
    • May Ross Program - May 1, 2022
    • January Ross Program – December 1, 2022

    Rabies vaccine is required for DVM, MCM and MS-IDGH students and for any MAPP and PhD student who works with animals or live rabies virus.

    If initial vaccination, booster dose, or antibody titer is 2 years old or older, a new antibody titer is required. If titer level is insufficient for immunity, a booster dose is required.

    A Rabies Vaccine Clinic will be held in the Fall for matriculating students. The rabies vaccine will be covered in full under the student health insurance plan. Students waiving the school health insurance plan, will be responsible to submit full payment on the first day of the clinic. Students will receive clinic information, vaccine cost and signup instructions via email as soon as its available.

    The following immunizations are required as a condition of matriculation and must be kept up-to-date:

    If submitting antibody titer (blood work) laboratory reports must be included with other immunization documentation.

    Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap): One dose of the adult Tdap vaccine, unless current Td booster is less than 2 years old. If current Td booster is less than 2 years old wait to receive Tdap vaccine. If Tdap dose is 10 years old or older a Td booster is required.

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): Two doses of MMR vaccine or positive antibody titers for measles, mumps and rubella.

    Varicella (chicken pox): Physician verification of year of disease, positive antibody titer, or two doses of varicella vaccine.

    Rabies: Three doses of pre-exposure Rabies vaccine or positive antibody titer.

    Hepatitis B: Three doses of hepatitis B vaccine or positive surface antibody titer.

    The hepatitis B vaccine is a three-dose series, which takes six months to complete. For students who have not already started the series, documentation for two doses of the vaccine must be submitted by your program immunization deadline.

    Influenza: The 2021-2022 Seasonal Influenza vaccine is required for all students.

    COVID-19: Proof of vaccination required (including a booster if eligible per current guidelines).

    Recommended

    Meningococcal: Recommended (except for students 21 years of age and younger): Documentation of a dose of MenACWY vaccine received on or after 16th birthday. Students 21 years of age and younger: dose on or after 16th birthday or signed State Waiver Form. For more information read the Meningococcal Disease Information Fact Sheet.

    Polio: Proof of vaccination may be required in the future.

Immunization Records Request

Students may access or request verification of submitted immunization documentation from the SAHA Office through their SIS portal, via email or telephone. The SAHA Office provides an Immunization Record that lists each vaccine with date received and antibody titer dates with results. The Immunization Record is accepted at most clinics and hospitals.

To access through SIS:

  • Login to your SIS student portal
  • Once logged in, select "Immunization Record" under the "My Profile Menu"
directions for immunization record

When requesting a copy of your immunization record through email or phone, please provide your name and Tufts ID number. We will e-mail, fax, or mail your Immunization Record.

Contact:
Lucia Fenney
Immunization Administrator
617-636-2712