Health and Safety Information

Vaccination provides the best protection against COVID-19 and provides the best chance for us to return to the daily activities that are important in a college community.

The College requires that all employees, as well as all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in on-campus classes and/or conducting research in on-campus labs, whether they live on campus or off, be “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccinations, with a primary series of COVID-19 vaccination as well as a booster dose.

Booster Shots

The College requires employees and students to obtain a booster shot if they are eligible. Booster shot eligibility information can be found on the CDC's website here

You are eligible if you completed a two-dose vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, etc.) five or more months ago or received a Johnson & Johnson/Janssen single-dose vaccine two or more months ago. 

Recently, COVID-19 medical news released suggest a new booster option will be available in the fall which is designed to address the BA.4 and BA.5 variants. The College understands that individuals may want to discuss with their medical providers the potential benefits of waiting for this variant-specific booster instead of receiving the one currently available. 

If you have consulted with your medical provider and have decided to wait to secure the new variant booster when it becomes available, please log into the College’s Health Portal and complete the form titled “COVID-19 Booster Waiver Fall 22” and submit it through the portal. Once submitted, the College will honor a 90-day grace period so you can obtain the newest booster shot when it becomes available.

Booster Vaccine after COVID: For anyone who has tested positive and had not already received a COVID vaccine booster, we ask that you schedule a booster dose within 30 days of your positive test if possible.   

Massachusetts Vaccine Finder Website

Upload Vaccination Status

Students: Please upload vaccination documentation to the Health Services Portal (you must be logged in to your MyHill account to access your personal health portal). Call 508-565-1307 with questions.

Employees: Please use this form for updating your vaccination documentation. 

Medical or Religious Exemptions

If a qualified exemption has precluded you from vaccination in the past, please discuss with your medical or spiritual advisor if vaccination is right for you at this time.  

  • If you have already received an exemption from last year, you do not have to re-apply for an exemption.
  • If you are a new student or employee, you are eligible to apply for an exemption. New students should contact Student Health Services at x1307. New employees should contact Human Resources via x1608.
  • The College has received several inquiries from members of the community who are Catholic concerning the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Both the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (in conjunction with the Pontifical Academy for Life) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have stated that there is no moral objection preventing anyone from receiving a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.