Immunization Requirements for MMA

All cadets are required to  provide proof of ALL REQUIRED immunizations listed below and are strongly encouraged to receive the recommended immunizations:

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine: Two doses required to complete the series. At least one dose must be given prior to attending MMA.
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine:  Completion of the three dose series.
  • Mantoux (PPD) Test: Marine Transportation & Marine Engine ONLY 
    Tuberculosis skin test with RESULTS noted. Must be within ONE year of starting at MMA. (If you are not able to receive the test or you had a BCG vaccine you may have an IGRA blood test as an alternative.)
  • Meningococcal Vaccine: One dose for all residential students given within the last 5 years. (If the first dose was given before age 16 a booster dose is required.)
  • MMR Vaccine: Measles, Mumps and Rubella - two doses or proof of immunity by a blood test.
  • Polio Vaccine: Primary series and booster dose.
  • Tdap Vaccine: Tetanus, Diptheria and Acellular Pertussis - one dose required within the last 10 years.
  • Varicella Vaccine: Chicken Pox - two doses or documentation of having had the disease or proof of immunity by a blood test.


  • Meningitis B Vaccine: Strongly recommended not required. First dose before Orientation. Completion of series per protocol.
  • HPV: Strongly recommended not required.

Other vaccines and blood tests may be required for foreign travel for internships, commercial shipping and other Academy sponsored travel. Health Services can help you plan what you need to keep you healthy when you are away. We also offer travel consultations for personal travel.

CDC Vaccine Information Sheet Links

Source: Centers for Diease Control and Prevention
Vaccine Information for College-Aged Students:

Flu Vaccines         
Hepatitis A
Heppatitis B
Meningococcal (MenACYW or MPSV4)
Meningitis B
MMR/MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella)
TD/DTAP (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)
Yellow Fever

Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Health Services, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532  .  Phone: 508-830-5048  .  Fax: 508-830-6468