Immunization Compliance Information

Fall term deadline: June 11, 2021*
Spring term deadline: January 4, 2021*

Immunization Requirements, Including Flu Vaccination - updated December 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. 

Immunization Compliance Requirements Spring 2021 Semester

If you will be completely remote, with no chance of being on campus, or taking your classes out of the state or country, you are not required to be compliant with the immunization requirements. 

However, if your school/program should decide to allow more students back to campus, in any capacity, only those students who are 100% compliant with Harvard University immunization requirements will be permitted to come to campus.  This includes study groups, classroom instruction, recreational facilities, and any other activities at Harvard. 

Due to the highly dynamic nature of who will be returning to campus, we encourage everyone to submit all immunization documentation regardless of your location at this time.   We will process your information and your immunization history will be accurately reflected in your Harvard University Health Services record. You should upload your immunization documentation directly to the HUHS Patient Portal.

Note:  Harvard University now requires the flu vaccine for all students regardless of age.  

Immunization compliance is important for your wellbeing and for overall public health and safety.  It is especially important this year as we are experiencing the COVID pandemic.

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.

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. 

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