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Immunization Requirements

 

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases brought on by the omicron variant, the spring semester at MassBay will now start on Tuesday, January 25 (rather than January 18). All classes — remote, online, and face-to-face — will begin the week of Tuesday, January 25.

 

MassBay Students

Immunizations - Spring 2022

 

Who is required to provide proof of the COVID-19 vaccine?

For the Spring 2022 semester, any student who is planning to come to any MassBay campus and/or affiliated clinical sites will need to provide proof of the vaccine. This includes the following:

  • Students who are enrolling in any face-to-face class on-campus.
  • Students who are intending to use any on-campus services and resources
  • Students who are required by program or activity to be vaccinated as a condition of participation (e.g. athletics, clinical placements).

Please visit: MassBay Community College Student Vaccination Policy.  

What if I still need to schedule my vaccine appoitment?

To schedule a vaccine appoitment, please visit: www.vaxfinder.mass.gov

What if I choose not to submit proof of the COVID-19 vaccine?

For the Spring 2022 semester, students who have not submitted their proof of vaccination are only eligible to register for solely online and remote classes and will only have access to virtual student services.

When do I need to be fully vaccinated by and what does “fully vaccinated” mean?

For the Spring 2022 semester, students must be fully vaccinated by Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after someone takes the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or after taking their second Pfizer or Moderna dose.

How do I submit proof of my COVID-19 vaccination documentation?

Students may upload a copy of their COVID19 vaccination documentation directly in BayNavigator.

Short Video | How to Upload Vaccination Documentation →

Step 1: Log into BayNavigator: OneLogin

Step 2: On the Homepage, click the My Forms title

Step 3: Click Fill out the New Form button (upper left corner)

Step 4: Select COVID_Student_Vaccination from the list (it may be the only option)

Step 5: Enter Vaccination type and date(s) - Click SAVE (upper right corner)

Step 6: Add a picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Card (required) - Click SAVE (upper right corner)

Step 7: Click Green Submit button (upper right corner)

You will receive an email confirmation to your MassBay email once your vaccination card has been reviewed and approved. It may take up to 5 business days.

If you have previously submitted your vaccination information to CastleBranch, you are not required to re-submit to BayNavigator. The data will be transferred.

For a more detailed step by step directions please see the document: Steps for entering Student Vaccine information into Bay Navigator

Timeline

Students must be fully vaccinated by Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Any student who has not submitted proof of vaccination by January 18, 2022, will be dropped from their face-to-face classes. Students who register for face-to-face classes after January 4, 2022, will need to provide proof of vaccination immediately after registering for classes.

To be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022, the following deadlines must be met:

Moderna

First Dose: December 7, 2021

Second Dose: January 4, 2022

Pfizer

First Dose: December 14, 2021

Second Dose: January 4, 2022

Johnson & Johnson

One Dose: January 4, 2022

Vaccination Deadline Timeline | Students →

Have you been accepted into a Selective Admission Health Science Program?

Students enrolled in Health Science Programs are required to submit documentation of the COVID-19 vaccine, along with all other required vaccines. Please review CastleBranch (myCB) Process for Health Science Students for the process to submit the required Health Science Documentation. Students enrolled in Health Science Programs, may be required to submit proof of their COVID-19 vaccine to the College and to Health Science.

If I have questions, who should I contact?

For questions related to uploading proof of COVID-19 vaccination or other questions related to the immunization requirements, please contact Josh Cheney at jcheney@massbay.edu

If you previously submitted your documentation to CastleBranch and have a question related to their site, please contact CastleBranch directly:

888.914.7279

servicedesk.cu@castlebranch.com

Am I able to request a reasonable religious and/or medical accommodation for the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Requests for reasonable accommodation, including requests for a medical or religious exemption, will be considered consistent with applicable laws, legal guidance, and College policy.

The accommodation requests for the Spring 2022 semester were due Monday, January 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm.  

Additional Information about the COVID-19 Vaccine:

CDC: Facts & Myths about the COVID-19 Vaccine