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Immunization and Health Forms
Massachusetts law requires that all incoming students provide proof of immunization, have a physical examination prior to their arrival on campus, and complete their health forms. The immunization requirements are mandated by Massachusetts regulation 105 CMR 220.000 (regulation listed below). The regulation applies to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students regardless of year of birth.
You and your health care provider must fill out the following health forms (PDFs) and return them to Health Services prior to your arrival on campus. Health forms are due into Health Services by July 15th for all accepted students who will be starting classes in the fall. This information is confidential and will not be used outside of Health Services without your written request, except when there is imminent danger to you or to others, or when required by law.
The current immunization requirements for entry into Regis College are listed below.
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
Two doses of MMR vaccine given at least one month apart and on or after first birthday, or results of antibody titers proving immunity to measles (rubeola), mumps and rubella (lab results and interpretation MUST be included).
Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine: second dose given 1-2 months after the first, and third dose 4-6 months after the first.
A blood test report documenting a positive antibody titer (HbsAB) will also be accepted (lab results and interpretation MUST be included).
Tetanus-Diptheria (Td or tdap)
Tetanus-Diphtheria booster vaccine within the past 10 years. Tdap (Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis) vaccine is required for all freshman and nursing students if last td booster was more than 5 years ago.
One dose Meningococcal vaccine (either Menomune or Menactra) within the past 5 years is required for all resident students. This regulation applies to all resident students whether part-time or full-time. You must receive the vaccine at least two weeks (or more) before coming to campus. Although rare, meningitis can be life-threatening. Vaccination is required because the incidence of meningitis disease is slightly higher among the college population and the vaccine is safe and effective against a significant proportion of cases. Please read the page with information from the Department of Public Health about meningitis and the meningococcal vaccine. If, after reading this material, you decide you do not want the vaccine, you can sign the waiver declining the vaccine and return the form to Health Services. The American College Health Association recommends this vaccine, especially for freshmen living in the dorms.
All students are required to complete the Tuberculosis Risk Questionnaire included in the Health Forms packet. A tuberculin skin test (Mantoux Test/Intermediate PPD) is required if:
- You were born or traveled in Africa, Asia (except Japan), Central/South America, Mexico, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean or the Middle East
- You or a household member have HIV or use intravenous drugs
- You have worked in a high-risk congregate setting such as a prison, long-term care facility, homeless shelter, etc.
General Laws of Massachusetts: 105 CMR 220.100; 200.400; 220.600: No student shall attend a postsecondary institution without a certificate of immunization. Immunizations required for entry into the state school system include: 2 MMR’s, 1 Td/tdap within the last 10 years and 3 doses of Hepatitis B.
Whenever possible, such immunizations are to be obtained prior to enrollment or registration. However, students subject to 105 CMR 220.600 may be enrolled or registered provided that the required immunizations are obtained within 30 days of registration and provided, further, that the postsecondary institution has policies and procedures for ascertaining which students have failed to obtain the necessary immunizations within 30 days, and for taking appropriate follow-up action to ensure compliance.
For more information, please feel free to call Health Services at 781-768-7290.
Ground floor of Maria Hall
Dianna Jones, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP
Director of Health Services
Family Nurse Practitioner
Gail Hanson-Mayer, CNS
Certified Psychiatric Clinical
Kathryn Klickstein, LICSW
Licensed Social Worker