Required Immunizations

For immunization records questions please email records@middlesex.mass.edu . In order to attend on campus classes at any Massachusetts university or college, state law requires that all full-time students (enrolled in 12 or more credits) less than 30 years of age and all Health Program Division students (full and part-time, regardless of age), must provide a medical record of immunizations.

What are the required immunizations (shots)?

  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
    • One lifetime dose after 2006
    • Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) not sufficient
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
    • 2 dose series
  • Hepatitis B
    • 3-dose series
    • OR 2-dose series
    • OR Positive Hepatitis B Surface Antibody titer (lab report required)
  • Varicella [chicken pox]
    • 2 dose series OR
    • Physician verified history of disease
  • Meningococcal
    • required of full-time students 21 years of age or younger received on or after 16th birthday       
  • COVID-19 vaccine please submit your COVID-19 Vaccination proof here 

  • COVID-19 Booster (Reccomended)
  • CURRENT SEASONAL FLU (Recommended)                  

What are the required forms?

***New for Fall 2021*** students can take upload forms by creating an account at https://portal.castlebranch.com/IX00


Required Immunization Form

Exemption Form (Religious or Medical) -This form cannot be used when requesting an exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Authorization for Release of Medical records

  • Health Programs please note:
    Questions on immunizations for health students can be sent to:
    healthrecords@middlesex.mass.edu  
  • Please note most clinical sites are now requiring the Covid-19 booster to be considered fully vaccinated. 

Health Careers receive their physical exam forms and CastleBranch how to login in documentation from Admissions (to Health Programs).



**International Students
receive their physical exam forms/immunization forms from International Admissions.

Where can I get immunizations (other than my doctor's office)?

If you have insurance, check with your local pharmacies to see if they give shots. Another option is the Lowell General Immunization Clinic at the Saints campus offered at certain times during the week.

What happens if I don't submit my immunization records?

Students who do not complete the immunization law requirement by submitting immunization/shot records will be placed on hold for grades and transcripts and registration. If the hold as been placed on your account you will be notified via your official MCC email address.

If a health services hold has been placed on your account, you have been contacted via your official MCC email.  You should follow the steps in the email to upload requirements to castlebranch via https://portal.castlebranch.com/IX00



With questions please email records@middlesex.mass.edu .

How can I submit my immunization records?

Most students will submit records directly to Castlebranch
  • To create an account in Castlbranch or just upload documents to an existing account visit https://portal.castlebranch.com/IX00
  • Or by Emailing records@middlesex.mass.edu faxing records to 978-656-3421 or submitting records directly to Student Information Center Team members on either campus. 
  • You can submit your proof of vaccination aginast COVID-19  here. You must submit proof of COVID-19 before registering for all classes except 100% online only classes.
  • Bedford 
    • Bedford Enrollment Center Ground Floor Student Information Center. 
  • Lowell
    • Cowan Center 3rd Floor Student Information Center

Does it matter if I submit them to Lowell or Bedford?

Immunization records can be submitted to either office. But most students should create a Castlebranch account and submit records directly to their account. 

How can I obtain these records?

  • Completed records from your physician's office
  • High school health records
  • Laboratory reports of immune titers (blood tests) for Measles/Rubeola, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, and Varicella
  • Military Service Records

*Unable to get records from any of these sources? Call us at 978-322-8403 or 781-280-3503 for additional information.

What is Castlebranch?

Castlebranch is a service for students submitting immunization records.  Students set up an account with Castlebranch via https://portal.castlebranch.com/IX00 . Once students then upload each vaccination record meeting each reuirement.  Castlebranch then stores the immunization records and updates the student to compliant with requried immunizations. *Students have access to their Castlebranch portal forever. So even if you transfer to another school you can access your records and let the school access your Castlebranch immunization records.

I still have a hold but I submitted my records, what should I do?

Please allow for 3-5 business days for record processing. If it's been longer than 3-5 days and your records are still not updated, or your hold has not been lifted email records@middlesex.mass.edu for help.

Why do I have a health services hold and how do I fix it?

If a health services hold has been placed on your account, you have been contacted via your official MCC email.  You should follow the steps in the email to upload requirements to castlebranch via https://portal.castlebranch.com/IX00

What's the COVID-19 vaccine policy for dual and concurrent enrollment?

Effective January 2022, all Massachusetts Community College members, including students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit verification of their fully vaccinated status to the College, absent an approved reasonable accommodation. 

The Massachusetts Community College Student Vaccination Policy requires students accessing campuses for any reason, including enrolling in face-to-face courses or hybrid classes, to provide written proof of full vaccination. In the interest of the health and safety of faculty and students, Middlesex Community College is also planning to extend this requirement to students who wish to enroll in off campus face-to-face courses taught by College faculty even if not accessing campuses.  

 

How do I submit a COVID-19 Vaccine Accommodation Request?

You can submit the COVID-19 accomodation request via

https://etcentral.sd.middlesex.mass.edu/#/form/92 

Last Modified: 8/8/22