Health Insurance and Immunization
All students by law are required to purchase health insurance, which is covered in your fees and payable through your tuition and fees payment if you register full-time. This provides quite minimal coverage. We strongly recommend that students have more comprehensive coverage. Exchange students of J-1 visa status are required by law to have more comprehensive insurance coverage than that provided by the University. A variety of insurance plan brochures are available in our ofice for you to review.
New Jersey State requires that ALL college students be immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). Students who do not meet this requirement will not be allowed to move in and to register for classes. Enclosed you will find a separate form listing the Immunization Requirements. Read it carefully, complete it and submit it to the Health Center as indicated on the form. This form must be submitted before you can register for classes.
- MMR – 2 doses. All students born after 1956 must provide vaccination documentation of the equivalent of two doses of measles, two doses of mumps and one dose of rubella vaccine. Laboratory blood tests that demonstrate immunity may be submitted in place of vaccination documentation.
- Hepatitis B – 3 doses. All new, incoming students must provide documentation of a completed series of vaccinations against Hepatitis B. Laboratory blood tests that demonstrate immunity may be submitted in place of vaccination documentation.
- Meningitis vaccination. All students who intend to live in University housing and have not resided on campus in the past year must show documentation of vaccination of one dose of meningococcal meningitis vaccine.
Complete the Immunization Information form and mail it to the Health Center (address on the form). For further information, you may call the Health Center at 973-655-4361 or visit them on line at http://www.montclair.edu/health/hc/