Immunizations and Travel Health

Required Immunizations

All students are required to comply with the Massachusetts immunization law and submit a complete immunization history to Harvard University Health Services prior to registration. NOTE: Incomplete or overdue forms may delay registration. Registered Nurses are available to administer routine immunizations. There is a fee for most immunizations; students may charge it to their term bills or pay by cash or credit card. Complete information regarding required immunizations is available at huhs.harvard.edu or by contacting the Medical Specialties Office at 617-495-5182.

Travel Health Immunizations and Information

HUHS provides immunizations and related services prior to foreign travel, including expert counseling and advice for individual travel health needs. HUHS recommends scheduling travel health appointments six to eight weeks in advance of travel.

HIV Counseling and Testing Service
Holyoke Center, 5th floor
Appointments: 617-495-2139; Information: 617-495-9629

Confidential HIV testing is also routinely performed by HUHS primary care clinicians, often in conjunction with an overall risk assessment for other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Call your primary care team to schedule an appointment or to discuss HIV testing or other STD screening.