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Immunization Requirements

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

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:



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.

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.

Submitting Immunization Documentation - General Studies Students

When does documentation need to be submitted?

  • Students are required to submit proof of vaccination within 30 days of the start of the semester.  Failure to submit proof within this timeframe may result in the placement of an adminitrative hold on the student's account.  This hold would prevent the student from registering for future classes, until the required documentation is provided.  

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.

What if I have a medical or religious exemption for general immunizations?

If you beleive that you qualify for a medical or religious exemption, you can submit a request through our online form.  Exemption Request - General Immunization

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