Immunization Policy

Immunization Policy


New England Culinary Institute is obligated under Vermont school immunization regulations to certify immunization of new students.

A student is not required to have any immunizations which are medically contraindicated. A signed statement from a licensed physician that an immunization is medically contraindicated for a specified period of time and the reasons for the medical contraindicated will exempt a student from the specific immunization.

A student is exempted from the immunization requirements if the student (or the parent or guardian of the student if the student is under 18 years old) objects in a signed statement that the proposed immunization interferes with the free exercise of the student's religious or moral rights.

We are assuming that most students have already received these immunizations. During the admissions process, students are asked to provide information regarding immunizations.


All students who are without an exemption from immunization must have received:

  1. Two doses of live measles vaccine, the first dose being received on or after the first birthday and at least 30 days separating the doses. Measles vaccine doses received before 1968 that cannot be documented as having been "live" vaccine cannot be counted. It is recommended, but not required, that the measles vaccine be received as component of Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccine, or
  2. Physician-diagnosed measles disease.


All students who are without an exemption from immunization must have received:

One dose of live rubella virus vaccine, or any combination containing rubella vaccine. Students vaccinated before the first birthday will be re vaccinated. Students with a history of rubella disease not serologically confirmed shall be vaccinated.


New England Culinary Institute strongly suggests that all students who are without an exemption from immunization to receive two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine with at least 6-12 months separating doses.