Andover Newton Theological School must comply with the 1995 Massachusetts State Law which requires all incoming students, regardless of age, to show proof of immunization against or immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Hepatitis B before they can register for courses. (Note: Td booster must be renewed every ten years)
Also, the Massachusetts State Law regulations promoting awareness of meningococcal disease and vaccine (105 CMR 221:000) required all schools to provide students information regarding the risk of meningococcal disease and the availability, effectiveness and risks of meningococcal vaccine. It is required by law (105 CMR 220.700) that all NEW students living on campus provide documentation of receipt of 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine within the last 5 years, qualify for medical or religious exemption, or sign a waiver. Below is a public health fact sheet titled Meningococcal Disease and College students and Waiver form that can be used for this purpose.
Immunization Form (PDF)
This means that in order to enroll in classes at Andover Newton, you must submit a medical certificate signed by a qualified health professional indicating that you have been vaccinated against the above mentioned diseases or a copy of your school or military records of your immunization. Although this immunization is not related to your evaluation for admission to Andover Newton, it is required for registration as a student here.
Please have your physician give you the necessary inoculations and/or record of your immunization history on the above Immunization Record Form. Your doctor can also administer a test for immunity called a “Titer” if records are not available. Be sure to return the completed form as soon as possible in order to avoid delays in your ability to register for or attend classes. THE LAW STATES THAT WE CANNOT PERMIT YOU TO ATTEND CLASSES UNLESS THIS DOCUMENT IS ON FILE IN OUR REGISTRAR’S OFFICE.