Immunization Information

Michigan Tech student employees are affected by requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force on September 24, 2021. Per these requirements, all employees of institutions with significant federal contracts must either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exception. Because Michigan Tech has significant federal contracts, the University must comply with the federal vaccination/exception mandate, which applies to all University employees—including student employees—who work in the United States, even if they work remotely. At Michigan Tech, the mandate will go into effect beginning January 10, 2022, at the start of the spring semester.

Michigan Tech highly recommends that students have the following vaccinations before arriving to campus:

  • COVID-19 vaccine
  • Meningococcal Quadrivalent (A,C,Y, W-135) - initial dose at 11-12 years of age, booster at 16 years of age
  • Serogroup B Meningococcal - consider ages 16-23 (2 or 3 doses based on brand given)
  • Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Pertussis - primary series and booster within the last ten years)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) - two doses
  • Chickenpox (Varicella) - two doses if you have not had the chickenpox
  • Hepatitis A - 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B - 3 doses
  • HPV-Human Papillomavirus (Men and Women) - 3 doses for students 11-26
  • Influenza (Flu) - Annually
    • Flu Shot clinics are held on campus a few times a year and Flu Shots are provided (insurance will be billed).  For more information on clinic dates and times email Whitney Boroski (
  • Polio - Primary Series completed

For more information on immunizations, see the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.