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Immunization Requirements

Last Modified: Thursday, January 11, 2024 10:12 am

The State of New Jersey and the federal government have both ended the COVID-19 public health emergencies, and the University will adjust its procedures effective May 11, 2023. Please visit the COVID-19 Information page for the latest information.

Details on All Student Immunization Requirements


Please click on each drawer below to view the specific details for each category:

Newly Admitted Students Aged Under 19 Years

Full-time (Undergraduate – 12 or more credits.  Graduate – more than 6 credits)  

  • MMR 2-dose series (first dose AFTER first birthday)
  • HepB 3-dose series (2nd dose at least 4 weeks after 1st dose.  3rd dose at least 8 weeks after 2nd, PLUS at least 16 weeks between 1st and 3rd dose.
  • Meningitis 2 doses (Menactra, Menveo or MenQuadFi) Please Note: One dose must be given on or after 16th birthday.
  • COVID-19 (Residential Students): All students who live on campus are required to have received a primary vaccination series or 1 dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine.  International residential students must present WHO-approved vaccination (2-dose series OR single dose vaccine).

Part-time (Undergraduate – less than 12 credits.  Graduate – less than 6 credits)

  • MMR 2-dose series (first dose AFTER first birthday) Please Note: You may see individual doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine.
  • Meningitis 2 doses (Menactra, Menveo or MenQuadFi) Please Note: one dose must be given on or after 16th birthday.
  • COVID-19 (Residential Students): All students who live on campus are required to have received a primary vaccination series or 1 dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine.  International residential students must present WHO-approved vaccination (2-dose series OR single dose vaccine).
Newly Admitted Students Aged 19 years and Older

Full-time (Undergraduate – 12 or more credits.  Graduate – more than 6 credits)

  • MMR 2-dose series (first dose AFTER first birthday) Please Note: You may see individual doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine.
  • Please Note: Only if living in University housing, add one dose of Meningitis vaccine (Menactra, Menveo or MenQuadFi) that must be given on, or after, 16th birthday.
  • COVID-19 (Residential Students): All students who live on campus are required to have received a primary vaccination series or 1 dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine.  International residential students must present WHO-approved vaccination (2-dose series OR single dose vaccine).
  • HepB 3-dose series (2nd dose at least 4 weeks after 1st dose. 3rd dose at least 8 weeks after 2nd, PLUS at least 16 weeks between 1st and 3rd dose.
  • Please Note: Only if student is Resident, add one dose of meningitis vaccine (Menactra, Menveo or MenQuadFi) that must be given on, or after, 16th birthday.

Part-time (Undergraduate – less than 12 credits.  Graduate – less than 6 credits)

  • MMR 2-dose series (first dose AFTER first birthday) Please Note: You may see individual doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine.
  • Please Note: Only if student is Resident, add one dose of Meningitis vaccine (Menactra, Menveo or MenQuadFi) that must be given on, or after, 16th birthday.
  • COVID-19 (Residential Students): All students who live on campus are required to have received a primary vaccination series or 1 dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine.  International residential students must present WHO-approved vaccination (2-dose series OR single dose vaccine).
Students Exempt from Immunization Requirements

Students Exempt from immunizations other than the COVID-19 vaccine series (or a single dose series):

  • Exclusively enrolled in a Certificate program. Please Note: Students in combined degree and certificate programs must submit immunizations.
  • Exclusively enrolled in an official Montclair State University Online Program.
  • Students age 31 or older at time of matriculation.
  • Please Note: All students (undergraduate, graduate, full-time, part-time) are required to complete the COVID-19 vaccine series (or a single dose series) unless they have been approved for a medical or religious exemption.
Exemption Forms

Please review the policy for students with COVID-19 exemptions before completing the exemption request.

Please Note: All exemption forms for new students starting in fall 2023 must be submitted by Monday, May 22.

Late Admissions: Students who are admitted after Monday, May 22 should submit their proof of vaccination or request an exemption no later than two weeks after their admission date.

  • How to Upload Your Medical Exemption to MyHealth Portal (Medical only), go to Upload Documents and select the “Medical Exemption” tag to upload.
    • You can then go to My Profile → Images to confirm your images have been uploaded properly.
Recommended Immunizations

Strongly recommended (though not required) in the event of injury or exposure.

  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) – Immunization dates or blood test results
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
  • HPV
  • Td
  • Hepatitis A
  • Influenza
  • Meningococcal B

Where to Find Your Immunization History

  • Pediatrician and/or healthcare provider
  • High school or prior college/university
  • Military records