Immunization Compliance Information

Fall term deadline: June 12, 2020*
Spring term deadline: January 4, 2021*

Immunization Requirements, Including Flu Vaccination - updated September 2020

Immunization for the flu is required in Massachusetts by Dec. 31, 2020, for all individuals who are enrolled in colleges and universities within the state. 

Submitting your flu vaccination documentation:

  • Students who receive their flu vaccine at an 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 students' medical records. 
  • Students who receive their flu vaccine outside of HUHS must upload their vaccination documentation to the HUHS Patient Portal, under Immunization Record. 

If you are a remote student (not in Harvard classrooms, not in Harvard dorms, and not in Harvard University Housing) you will not need to provide the University and State required immunization documentation.

In the event that you have been notified that you have a Registration Hold due to immunization non-compliance even though you will be remote, your Hold will be removed in the upcoming weeks prior to course registration. When your Registration Hold is removed you will receive an automated email notifying you that the Hold has been removed.

If you are a remote student you are, however, encouraged to submit any immunization documentation that you may have to the HUHS Patient Portal. Your documents will be processed and stored in our electronic medical record. Submitting your documents ahead of a potential spring semester on campus will help expedite processing and compliance for spring registration. It is highly encouraged that you receive all of your required immunizations prior to arriving on campus. When receiving immunizations, be sure to check with your insurance carrier to understand your plan’s coverage and patient responsibility. At this time, HUHS does not know if immunization clinics will be held in August, as have been in the past. If and when clinics are scheduled, those dates will be communicated on our website and to your School.

Additional Questions?

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

Students in Harvard University classrooms, living in Harvard University dorms, or living in Harvard University Housing are required to be compliant with State and Harvard University immunization requirements. Registration Holds will remain until all requirements are fulfilled and submitted to the HUHS Patient Portal. Review your immunization compliance status in the Patient Portal.

If you have already uploaded your immunization documentation, the hold will be released once the records have been reviewed and you are in compliance with the immunization requirements. If anything is missing we will reach out to you. Note that verification of submitted immunizations can take between 2-3 weeks once you have submitted your documents. You will receive an automated email once your hold has been removed.

It is highly encouraged that you receive all of your required immunizations prior to arriving on campus. When receiving immunizations, be sure to check with your insurance carrier to understand your plan’s coverage and patient responsibility. At this time, HUHS does not know if immunization clinics will be held in August, as have been in the past. If and when clinics are scheduled, those dates will be communicated on our website and to your School.

Additional Questions?

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

 


Review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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.

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