Immunizations are important to help protect people against diseases and prevent them from spreading.
State law requires that college students have certain immunizations before coming to school.
The New Student Immunization Program (NSIP) oversees these requirements. The NSIP reviews students’ immunization records, contacts those with incomplete information, and helps students get missing immunizations.
FAQs about required immunizations
Learn more about required immunizations with these FAQs.
Effective September 1, UHS uses an online system for submitting student immunization records. If your provider's office requests a form for completion, download a copy here. Return completed forms to:
New Student Immunization Program
University Health Services
150 Infirmary Way, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Contact the NSIP
Phone: (413) 577-5275 • Fax: (413) 577-3252 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some vaccinations are required to attend college; others are recommended to help protect your health. Commonly recommended immunizations for college-age students include:
- Hepatitis A
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Make an appointment by calling (413) 577-5101. You may also be able to be vaccinated during an appointment you already have scheduled.
If you're planning international travel, you may need additional vaccinations. UHS' travel medicine clinic provides advice and vaccinations. Call (413 577-5101 at least four weeks before your trip, so you can complete the vaccines needed for your destination.