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Immunization Requirements

General Studies Students (excluding students in restricted Health Science Programs)

Fall 2023

Online & Remote Classes:

Students who are only enrolled in fully online and/or remote classes and who do not intend to access services on campus are not required to submit any immunization documentation at this time. 

On-campus classes, labs, athletics:

Please review the FAQs below:



Is there a COVID-19 Vaccination requirement?

The MassBay COVID-19 vaccination requirement was lifted on Monday, May 15, 2023. Students and employees no longer need to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of entry, participation, or enrollment. Certain groups of students and employees may continue to have COVID-19 vaccination requirements as a condition of their clinical or external placements.

Although COVID-19 vaccinations are no longer required, MassBay strongly encourages all members of our community to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying from the virus. As with other vaccine-preventable diseases, you are protected best from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccinations, including recommended boosters.

Not sure if you are up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccinations? Please click below to find out when you are eligible for a booster dose.

CDC | Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters →

Not vaccinated or up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccines? If you need help locating a vaccine provider in your area, please use the below website. You can find locations which provide initial doses as well as updated booster shots.

Vax Finder | Mass. Gov →

General Immunization Requirements - General Studies Students

Who is required to submit their general immunization vaccinations?

  • All students coming to campus (for classes or athletics) who are under 30 years of age and taking 12 or more credits. 

What are the general immunization requirements for these students?

  • 2 doses of MMR I and MMR II or laboratory evidence of immunity (titer);
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis-B Vaccine series or laboratory evidence of immunity (titer);
  • 2 doses of Varicella or laboratory evidence of immunity (titer) or history of disease;
  • 1 dose of TDAP (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) or TD – Tdap within the last 10 years is recommended, or Td within the last 5 years;
  • 1 dose of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine within last 5 years for students 21 years of age or younger or a signed Meningococcal vaccine waiver.

What documentation is acceptable for proof of general immunization?

How do I submit my general immunization documentation?

  • Students can submit their immunization documentation using Bay Navigator. Please see the “Submitting Immunization Documentation” section below.

Submitting Immunization Documentation - General Studies Students

What documentation is acceptable for proof of vaccination?

How do I submit my immunization documentation?

  • Students will be able to submit proof of all immunizations through Bay Navigator. You will not be considered in compliance until your immunizations have been approved in Bay Navigator.

Short Video | How to Upload Vaccination Documentation →

Step 1: Log into Bay Navigator: 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 an immunization from the list

Step 5: Enter your immunization information

Step 6: Add a picture of your immunization documentation

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

The approval process may take up to 5 business days.

For more detailed step by step directions please see the document:

Steps for entering Student Vaccine information into Bay Navigator →

What if I can’t find my immunization documentation?

If you are unable to locate your immunization documentation we recommend reaching out to your primary care provider or visiting the Massachusetts My Vax Records → page to see if any vaccination records have been entered into the Massachusetts Immunization Information System which you can request a copy of.

General and COVID-19 Immunization Requirements - Health Science Students

  • Students enrolled in Health Science Programs are required to submit documentation of the COVID-19 vaccine and booster, along with all other required vaccines, prior to the start of their first semester. Please visit the Division of Health Sciences Health and Background Check web page for information on how to submit the required immunization and health screening documentation.


  • All questions regarding immunization requirements can be directed to the MassBay Associate Dean of Students Josh Cheney at