Health Insurance and Immunization

Health Insurance

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.

Immunization

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.  Read the Immunization Requirements carefully.  Complete and submit it to the Health Center as indicated on the form.  The form must be submitted before you can register for classes.

Required Immunizations:

  • Measles - 2 doses of a live measles-containing vaccine, or any vaccine combination containing live measles vaccine that was administered after 1968.

  • Mumps - 2 doses of live mumps virus vaccine, or any vaccine combination containing live mumps virus vaccine on or after the student's first birthday

  • Rubella - 1 dose of live rubella virus vaccine, or any vaccine combination containing live rubella virus vaccine on or after the student's first birthday.

  • Hepatitis - 3 doses  (full time Undergraduate and Graduate students only): Three doses of hepatitis B virus vaccine, or any vaccine combination containing hepatitis B vaccine or approved two dose regimen.

  • Meningitis vaccination - (Only 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/university-health-center/