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Immunization Requirements

MassBay Students

(Students in restricted Health Science Programs — see below)

 

If You Are Only Taking Online & Remote Classes:

Students who are enrolled in only online and remote classes are not required to submit any immunizations at this time.

If You Are Taking On-campus Classes and/or If You Are an Athlete:

Please review the FAQs below to know which immunizations must be submitted.

Who is required to have the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Student Athletes
  • Students enrolled in the following on-campus classes:
    • Automotive Technology
    • Health Science
    • STEM

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

What documentation is acceptable for proof of vaccination?

COVID-19 vaccine:

Upload COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card

General immunization vaccines:

  • Have a medical provider complete this form OR
  • Upload official immunization documents from your medical provider’s office

How do I submit my vaccination documentation?

Students are required to submit ALL immunization records to CastleBranch. Using CastleBranch will allow you to have direct access to your immunization records, even after you leave MassBay.

It can take up to two business days from when your documents are submitted to CastleBranch for approval in the system. You will not be considered to be in compliance until your immunizations are approved in CastleBranch.

Please make sure to use your MassBay email address and enter your MassBay ID when creating the account. 

To upload proof of your vaccination, go to the appropriate category below and then click the link to upload your documents.

 

Athletes

Under 30 years of age & enrolled in a total of 12 or more credits

Upload | All Vaccination records

Under 30 years of age & enrolled in a total of 11 or fewer credits

Upload | COVID-19 Vaccination records

Over 30 years of age

Upload | COVID-19 Vaccination records

Please note the COVID-19 Vaccine is required for all student athletes.

Automotive Technology Program

Under 30 years of age & enrolled in a total of 12 or more credits

Upload | All Vaccination records

Under 30 years of age & enrolled in a total of 11 or fewer credits

Upload | COVID-19 Vaccination records

Over 30 years of age

Upload | COVID-19 Vaccination records

Please note the COVID-19 Vaccine is required for all students enrolled in these classes.

Fully Online/Remote Classes

Students who are only enrolled in online and/or remote classes are NOT REQUIRED to submit any immunizations at this time.

Health Sciences

Students enrolled in Health Science Programs are required to submit documentation of the COVID-19 vaccine, along with proof of all other required vaccines.

Please see the document at the bottom of this website for the additional immunization requirements. Students should follow instructions and guidelines received from the MassBay Division of Health Sciences.  For instructions on how to submit your documentation, please visit the link below:CastleBranch (myCB) Process for Health Sciences Program Students →

Please note the COVID-19 Vaccine is required for all students enrolled in these classes

If you plan to study Health Sciences, you are required to have additional immunizations beyond those of general students. Health Sciences students need to meet several other additional requirements as well. Please read Selective Admissions for Health Sciences.

Health Sciences student immunization form

Wellesley Hills Classes (incl. STEM labs)

Humanities, Social Sciences & Professional Studies*: Accounting, Art, Finance, Communication, Critical Thinking, English, History, Management, Marketing, Psychology and Sociology.  

*The COVID-19 Vaccine is highly encouraged for all students enrolled in these classes.

Under 30 years of age & enrolled in a total of 12 or more credits

Upload | All Vaccination records

Under 30 years of age & enrolled in a total of 11 or fewer credits

Upload | COVID-19 Vaccination records

Over 30 years of age

Upload | COVID-19 Vaccination records

 

STEM Classes*:  Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering & Technology, Environmental Science, Math, and Physics.

*The COVID-19 Vaccine is REQUIRED for all students enrolled in these classes

Under 30 years of age & enrolled in a total of 12 or more credits. 

Upload | All Vaccination records

Under 30 years of age & enrolled in a total of 11 or fewer credits

Upload | COVID-19 Vaccination records

Over 30 years of age

Upload | COVID-19 Vaccination records

 

 

Deadlines

COVID-19 vaccination
Monday, September 13, 2021 [Must have at minimum first dose]

General Student Immunizations
Monday, September 20, 2021

Health Science Student Immunizations
Monday, September 6, 2021

If I have questions, who should I contact?

For questions related to the CastleBranch website and uploading documentation, please contact CastleBranch directly:

888.914.7279

servicedesk.cu@castlebranch.com

For questions related to the General Immunizations for Non-Health Science Students, please contact Student Development at studentdevelopment@massbay.edu.

For questions related to immunizations regarding Health Sciences Specific ProgramsS please visit CastleBranch (myCB) Process for Health Science Program Students

Once I submit my COVID-19 Vaccine, how will I gain access to the building?

Students who upload documentation of their proof of COVID-19 vaccine into CastleBranch will have their names shared with the MassBay Mobile app. By using the MassBay Mobile app, students will be able to use the expedited entrance into all campus buildings.

If you do not wish to have your name shared with the MassBay Mobile app to use the expedited entrance, please contact Associate Dean of Students, Josh Cheney at jcheney@massbay.edu.

Students who do not provide documentation of their COVID-19 will be required to participate in the weekly saliva-based testing and will not be eligible for the expedited entrance.

Am I able to request a religious or medical exemption for the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Exemptions must be submitted by 4:00 pm on Monday, September 13, 2021.