Immunizations

IMMUNIZATION COMPLIANCE INFORMATION

Fall term deadline: June 11, 2021*
Spring term deadline: January 3, 2022*

Updated August 17, 2021

Immunization Requirements, COVID-19 & Flu Vaccine Documentation

My.Harvard Temporary Registration Holds

If you have already uploaded your immunization documentation, you can check your immunization compliance status in the HUHS Patient Portal. Harvard University Health Services staff will notify you if you are missing any immunizations. The registration hold will be released once your records have been reviewed, we receive any additional information, or when you have received the required immunizations. 

If you still need to submit immunization documentation, log in to https://my.harvard.edu for further instructions on uploading the required immunization documentation into the HUHS Patient Portal

International Students

We understand that there are many of our international students who do not have access to the required vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine. If you fall into this category of student, your account will have a hold; however, we will temporarily lift the hold after you have scheduled an appointment to receive your vaccine at Harvard University Health Services (HUHS). If you do not yet have an appointment to receive the required vaccines, please call the HUHS clinic to schedule an appointment at (617) 495-5711. 

COVID-19 vaccines are free and non-COVID vaccines are billed to insurance. Before receiving immunizations, check with your insurance carrier to understand your plan's coverage and patient responsibility. HUHS will be having COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout August. Check the HUHS website for dates and times. 

Please note that our staff is receiving a high volume of calls and emails at this time.  

  • If you have specific questions related to immunization requirements please refer to our Immunizations Webpage for answers to common questions. 
  • If you have questions about Harvard’s response to coronavirus, please review www.harvard.edu/coronavirus for the latest information.

 Your Compliance Questions  

  • Email mrecords@huhs.harvard.edu and be sure to include your full name, school, and HUID
  • Call (617) 495-2055 Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Information

Harvard University requires all enrolled students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before arriving on campus for fall classes, using a vaccine authorized or approved by the FDA or the World Health Organization.

Fully vaccinated means 2 weeks past the completion of whatever series is being received. i.e., 2 doses for Pfizer/Moderna/AstraZeneca, 1 dose for Johnson and Johnson. 

 
 

Submitting COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation

Students: You can now upload a copy of your COVID vaccination card to your HUHS Patient Portal. If you have already submitted your COVID vaccination documentation to mrecords@huhs.harvard.edu you do not need to resubmit to the Patient Portal. Your information will be entered into your HUHS medical record. HUHS keeps this information secure and confidential but will provide verification of a student’s vaccination to the appropriate personnel within each School. 

Harvard Affiliates, Faculty, Staff, Researchers, Non-Students, and any other Harvard Community Members: Continue to send a jpg or pdf copy of your completed vaccination card to HUHS at mrecords@huhs.harvard.edu. Harvard Microsoft 365 users can send securely using message encryption in Outlook, and all users with a Harvard Key can send securely using Accellion Kiteworks. HUHS keeps this information secure and confidential. 

We keep this information secure and confidential. Please be sure your vaccination card shows the following:

  1. Your name
  2. Date of birth
  3. The manufacturer of the vaccine
  4. The date(s) on which the vaccines were received

If you have received your vaccine outside of the United States your documentation must include the above information, in English, in order for us to accurately update your record.   

Note: If you receive the COVID-19 vaccine, or any other vaccine, from Harvard University Health Services you do not need to submit the documentation. Your information is documented in your medical record at the time of your vaccine.

Please visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Information at HUHS webpage for the latest COVID updates. 

June 11th Immunization Submission Due Date and Registration Holds Update

We understand that WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines, as well as other required vaccines, may be difficult to acquire right now. Please submit any immunization documentation that you have at this time to the Patient Portal. Health Services staff will verify what you have submitted and will let you know if you are missing anything. Vaccine documentation can and should continue to be submitted after June 11th as you receive any required, missing vaccinations. Due to the large volume of submissions we are receiving, it can take 2 to 3 weeks for your Portal to be updated and reflect your submission. We encourage the submissions earlier rather than later so that we can process them in time for class registration.

Registration Holds are not activated at this time. Secure messages announcing the date on which holds will be activated will be sent to all non-compliant students. In the event you have a Registration Hold due to an outstanding immunization, Health Services staff will work with you to provide information and options for you to receive the immunizations you need in order to register for classes.

Flu Vaccine Requirement Information

Harvard University requires all enrolled students to have an annual flu vaccine.

  • For AY2022, flu vaccine must be received on or after July 1, 2021.

Note: Students on campus for the 2021 fall semester have until 12/31/21 to be compliant and submit their flu vaccine. Registration holds will be activated in late October for students who have not received and submitted their annual flu vaccine. This 12/31/21 deadline only applies to the flu vaccine. All other required immunizations are to be submitted in advance of the student’s school registration dates. 

Submitting Flu Vaccine Documentation

  • ​Students who receive their flu vaccine at a Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) flu vaccine clinic or with their HUHS provider do not need to submit proof of vaccination. We will be documenting those vaccines directly into the students' medical record. 
  • HUHS flu vaccine clinics will be held this fall. Once scheduled, the dates and times will be communicated and posted on the HUHS website.  
  • Students who receive their flu vaccine outside of HUHS must upload their vaccination documentation to the HUHS Patient Portal, under Immunization Record.

Note: Students on campus for the 2021 fall semester have until 12/31/21 to be compliant and submit their flu vaccine. Registration holds will be activated in late October for students who have not received and submitted their annual flu vaccine. This 12/31/21 deadline only applies to the flu vaccine. All other required immunizations are to be submitted in advance of the student’s school registration dates. 

Additional Questions About Immunization Requirements?

Medical (HMS) and Dental (HSDM) Students
Email: mahealthservices@huhs.harvard.edu

Law (HLS) Students
Email: lawschoolhealthservices@huhs.harvard.edu

Harvard College (undergraduates), Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS), Business (HBS), Design (HGSD), Divinity (HDS), Education (HGSE), Government (HKS), and Public Health (HSPH) Students
Email: mrecords@huhs.harvard.edu

Student Immunization Packets & Forms

We recommend that you receive your immunizations before you arrive at Harvard since many health insurance plans cover the costs of immunizations. Students unable to receive immunizations before arriving on campus must arrange for immunizations in the local area. If you receive your immunizations at Harvard University Health Services (HUHS), you may be billed for the cost of the immunization.

*Please note, some programs at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health may have different deadlines and start dates. See Harvard Chan School Submission Dates box at right.

Review our Student Immunization Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

To access your program's immunization forms, please choose the immunization packet that correlates to your school/program.

Non-Healthcare Programs Immunization Packet Clinical Healthcare Programs Immunization Packet Non-Clinical Healthcare Programs Immunization Packet
Harvard Business School Harvard Medical School (Clinical) Harvard Medical School (Non-Clinical)
Harvard College Harvard School of Dental Medicine  
Harvard Divinity School    
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences    
Harvard GSAS Special Students & Visiting Fellows    
Harvard Graduate School of Design    
Harvard Graduate School of Education    
Harvard Kennedy School    
Harvard Law School    
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health