All entering students must submit a completed and signed Entering Student Immunization Form to Magnus Health, Berklee's provider for collecting, managing, and tracking immunization information. Students should make sure they have received the required vaccines; it takes only one missing or expired dose to cause delays during check-in. Please note that you cannot attend Berklee New York City until the immunization requirements are met. All records must be in English. 

You may retrieve an Entering Student Immunization Form and submit your immunization documentation online at through the Magnus Health portal. 

In compliance with New York State Public Health Law 2165, Berklee NYC requires all students born on or after January 1, 1957, to submit proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella.

New York State Public Health Law 2167 requires that all students complete a Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response Form which indicates that they have read and received information about Meningococcal Meningitis prior to registering for classes.

As defined by 10 NYCRR Subpart 66-2.1 (e), attendance at a postsecondary institution means the physical presence of the student at the institution and shall begin on the first scheduled day of classes for a student each semester.

Certificate of Immunization

A certificate of immunization (required to provide proof of immunity) includes documents such as: 

  • a certificate from a healthcare provider; 
  • an immunization registry record; 
  • a cumulative health record from a previous school; 
  • a migrant health record;
  • an immunization transfer record; 
  • a military immunization record; 
  • an immunization portion of a passport; or 
  • an immunization record card signed by a healthcare provider. 

An immunization record may also show a healthcare provider's diagnosis of disease or laboratory evidence of immunity. 

Immunization records must be signed or stamped by a healthcare provider.

For students entering in the fall 2024 semester, the due date to submit your immunizations is August 1, 2024.

Required Immunizations

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)Two dosesThe first dose must be given on or after the first birthday, and the second dose must be given ≥28 days after the first dose; laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis)One doseOne dose of Tdap is required, and a history of a DTaP primary series or age-appropriate catch-up vaccination. Tdap given at ≥7 years may be counted, but a dose at age 11 or 12 is recommended if Tdap was given earlier as part of a catch-up schedule. Td or Tdap should be given if it has been ≥10 years since Tdap.
Varicella (Chickenpox)Two dosesThe first dose must be given on or after the first birthday, and the second dose must be given ≥28 days after the first dose; a reliable history of chickenpox or laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
Hepatitis BThree dosesThree doses are required; laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable. Two doses of Heplisav-B given on or after 18 years of age are acceptable.
Meningococcal conjugate quadrivalent (A,C,Y,W-135)One doseOne dose of MenACWY (formerly MCV4) is required for all full-time students 21 years of age or younger. The dose of the MenACWY vaccine must have been received on or after the student’s 16th birthday. Doses received at younger ages do not count towards this requirement. Students may decline the MenACWY vaccine after they have read and signed the Meningococcal Waiver Form. The Meningococcal B vaccine is not required and does not meet this requirement.

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In Process

A student is considered in-process and allowed to attend classes if the student has presented a Certificate of Immunization that shows the student is in the process of completing the immunization requirements of PHL Section 2165.

To be in-process, the student must have received at least one dose of live measles virus vaccine, have complied with the requirements for mumps and rubella, and have an appointment to return to a health practitioner for the second dose of measles if this appointment is scheduled no more than 90 days since administration of the first dose of measles virus vaccine.

A student can be considered in process of complying with PHL Section 2167 regarding meningococcal disease until the maximum 30-day grace period has elapsed. The 30-day grace period may be extended to 60 days if a student can show a good-faith effort to comply with PHL Section 2167. If a student is granted the extended grace period, then exclusion begins immediately after the 60 days elapses.

Exemptions from Immunization Requirements

Medical Exemption

A medical exemption must be written by a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner and state that a valid contraindication to vaccination exists. The exemption must specify which immunizations are contraindicated and why.

Religious Exemption

A religious exemption is a written and signed statement from the student (parent or guardian of students less than 18 years of age) that the student objects to immunization due to the student’s religious beliefs.

Military Waiver 

Students honorably discharged from the military within 10 years from the date of application to this institution may attend classes pending the receipt of immunization records from the armed services.