Immunizations

Required Immunizations for New Students  |  How to Submit Your COVID-19 Vaccination Records  |  About the SIP  |  Access Your Immunization Records  |  Routine & Preventive Immunizations  |  Travel Vaccinations

For more information on COVID-19 vaccine requirements, visit umass.edu/coronavirus/faqs

 

Required Immunizations for New Students

In addition to the COVID-19 vaccine required by UMass, Massachusetts law requires that college students have certain immunizations before coming to school, and submit proof of completion. Required immunizations include MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), Varicella (Chicken Pox), Hepatitis B, and meningitis vaccine.

How to Submit Your Immunization Records

Immunization records for all students with a Fall 2022 semester entrance date are due nowPlease create a UMass Patient Portal account at https://umass.medicatconnect.com and complete the following items:

  1. Download the Required Immunizations Form. Have your healthcare provider complete and sign it, or attach immunization documents from your provider, school or military sources in lieu of signature.
  2. Login to the UMass Patient Portal and click the "Immunization" tab.
  3. Manually enter your immunization information into the portal fields.
  4. In the portal main menu, click "Upload" to upload an electronic copy of your records, including the Required Immunizations form and all supporting documents.
  5. Complete the TB Questionnaire and review important information about meningitis vaccination.

Compliance with the immunization requirements set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is mandatory for UMass students of all ages. Failure to submit immunization information to our office prior to the aforementioned date may result in a hold being placed on your student account. An account hold will prevent you from registering for, adding, or dropping classes for future semesters.

  • If you need help accessing the UMass Patient Portal, please review our Patient Portal FAQs for troubleshooting tips. If you still need support after reviewing the Patient Portal FAQs, please contact uhsportalhelp@umass.edu.
  • The Student Immunization Program is receiving a high volume of inquiries, and our response to your inquiry may be delayed. Contact us by emailing nsip@uhs.umass.edu or call 413-577-5275; leave a message and we will return your call.

How to Submit Your COVID-19 Vaccination Records

(Updated 5/19/22) UMass Amherst requires all students who wish to live, learn, or conduct research on campus, access campus resources, or participate in campus events to be vaccinated for COVID-19 with a complete initial vaccine series. The university also highly recommends COVID-19 boosters for eligible students prior to the fall 2022 semesterLearn more about COVID-19 vaccine requirements.

Follow the steps below to submit your COVID-19 vaccination data to UMass. 

  1. Login to the UMass Patient Portal and click the “Immunization” tab.
  2. For your original vaccine series, select "COVID-19 Vaccines." Find your vaccine type and enter the date(s) you received your vaccine.
  3. To update your record with your booster dose, scroll down to the last category, "COVID-19 Boosters." Find your vaccine type and enter the date you received your booster.
  4. Click "Submit" and go to the Upload page.
  5. Under "Documents Available to be Uploaded," select A – REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS FORM. Upload a photo of the vaccine card that you were given by the health care provider who administered the immunization. (New Students: If you upload a Required Immunization Form or other immunization documentation from your healthcare provider that includes your COVID-19 vaccine doses, you do not need to submit a photo of your COVID-19 vaccine card.)

About the Student Immunization Program

UMass Amherst's Student Immunization Program (SIP) reviews students’ immunization records, contacts those with incomplete information, and helps students get missing immunizations.

If you have questions about immunizations, contact the SIP:

nsip@uhs.umass.edu • Fax: 413-577-3252

Mail:
Student Immunization Program
University Health Services
150 Infirmary Way, UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003

Access Your Immunization Records

If you have a Patient Portal account, and have submitted all of your immunizations to UHS, you can access your immunization records on the Patient Portal.

Routine and Preventive Immunizations (Not Required)

Some vaccinations are required to attend college; others are recommended to help protect your health. Commonly recommended immunizations include:

  • Flu
  • Hepatitis A
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Pneumonia
  • Typhoid
  • Shingles

Find out what other immunizations you might need with this handy checklist.

Make an appointment by calling 413-577-5101. You may also be able to be vaccinated during an appointment you've already scheduled.

Travel Vaccinations (Not Required)

If you're planning international travel, you may need additional recommended vaccinations. UHS's travel medicine clinic provides advice and vaccinations. Call 413-577-5101 at least four weeks before your trip, so you can complete necessary immunizations for your destination.