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Immunizations

Important Due Dates

Your proof of immunization can be found in your own personal immunization record, your health care provider’s office, your high school and any previous colleges attended.

First Semester at MSU
Immunization Submission Due Date
Fall Thursday, July 15 (prior to fall semester)
Spring Wednesday, December 1 (prior to the spring semester)

Required ImmunizationsHow to Submit Immunization Forms

COVID Vaccination Requirement

All students (undergraduate, graduate, full-time, part-time) are required to complete the COVID-19 vaccine series (or a single dose series). The requirement will apply to every student, undergraduate and graduate, commuter and residential, except (1) those who are enrolled in fully online degree programs that offer no on-campus instruction, activities, or services and (2) those who qualify under New Jersey law for medical or religious exemptions. View “Students Exempt from Immunization Requirements” information below.

2021-2022 COVID Vaccinations
Due Date
Entering Fall 2021 Completion and submission of documentation on/before Sunday, August 15, 2021
Entering Spring 2022 Completion and submission of documentation on/before Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Requirements for Montclair State

  1. Determine your immunization requirements listed below based on your status and figure out which applies to you.
  2. Compare the requirements to what is documented in your immunization record.
    • Immunization records can be obtained from your pediatrician, high school, previous college or military.
    • You must have proof of receiving all of the required vaccinations or blood test titers which demonstrate immunity. There is no titer for the meningitis vaccination.
  3. The official immunization record and/or a copy of blood titers and COVID-19 immunization record must be submitted electronically to the MyHealth Portal. Paper copies are not accepted at the University Health Center.
  4. Please Note: Students enrolled in Certificate and Montclair State University online-only programs do not need to submit standard immunization information. However, all students are required to submit COVID-19 series (or a single dose series), unless they are enrolled in an Montclair State University exclusively online program. View “Students Exempt from Immunization Requirements” information below.

More than one requirement will apply:

Full-time Students

(Undergraduate 12 credits or more; Graduate 6 credits or more)

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) – 2 Doses. First dose must be after your first birthday.
  • Hepatitis B – 3 Doses
  • COVID-19 vaccine series (or a single dose series)
All First Semester Students Under Age 19 Years

(Resident and Commuter Students)

  • Meningitis (Menactra or Menveo) – 2 Doses with one dose given on or after 16th birthday
  • May require Meningococcal B vaccine. See checklist below.
  • COVID-19 vaccine series (or a single dose series)
View Checklist PDF
All First Semester Students Over Age 19 Years AND Residing in University Housing

(On-Campus Residents Only)

  • Meningitis (Menactra or Menveo) – 1 Dose given after 16th birthday
  • May require Meningococcal B vaccine. See checklist below.
  • COVID-19 vaccine series (or a single dose series)
View Checklist PDF
Part-time Students

(Undergraduate fewer than 12 credits; Graduate fewer than 6 credits)

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) – 2 Doses. 1st dose must be after your first birthday
  • COVID-19 vaccine series (or a single dose series)
Summer COVID Vaccination Requirements

COVID vaccination will be required for participants in certain summer on-campus activities. Specifically, proof of vaccination will be required for:

  • Everyone living in the residence halls
  • Participants in summer academic enrichment programs, including the “summer bridge” programs for incoming freshmen, the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program, the Hispanic Student College Institute, and similar programs
  • Participants in non-residential programs that last for more than three days, including summer camps, workshops and similar programs
  • Commuter and resident students who are enrolled in certain, specifically identified courses with high interpersonal contact. A list of those courses can be found on our website.

Furthermore, a negative test result for COVID-19, administered within 72 hours before the beginning of the program or activity, will be required for all participants in the above programs or activities.

Please Note: Because persons under 16 years of age cannot be vaccinated, all on-campus activities that require vaccination will be limited to participants who are 16 years of age or older.

Proof of vaccination will not be required for:

  • Commuter students taking on-campus summer classes, unless those courses are on the “high contact” list.
  • Participants in non-residential programs that last for three or fewer days, including summer camps, workshops and similar programs.

After July 5, to use the Student Recreation Center, a person must show that they are fully vaccinated or have a negative test within 72 hours.

Students Exempt from Immunization Requirements

Students Exempt from immunizations other than COVID 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
  • Medical exemption: Completed by a licensed healthcare provider and submitted to the MyHealth Portal for review and approval. (Please Note: If you do not see the vaccine your healthcare provider is listing for exemption, please have them check “Other” and provide details.) Go to Form.
  • Religious exemption: Completed by the student and submitted to the MyHealth Portal for review and approval. Go to Form.
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