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Policies and Procedures

Number: ASTAF 111
Section: Student Affairs
Subject: Immunization Policy
Date: February 21, 2012 (updated)
Revised on:  
Issued by: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Authorized by: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


All students born after December 31, 1956 must furnish proof of receiving two doses of measles (rubeola), mumps and rubella (German measles), known as the MMR vaccine on or after their 1st birthday prior to registration. Proof of Immunity requests documentation of one of the following:

  1. Receiving two MMR vaccines (shots) after January 1, 1968 and on or after 1st birthday (Initial vaccination acceptable no earlier than 4 days before the first birthday), OR
  2. Positive serum titers (blood antibodies) to measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles). Positive serum titers must have been performed within the last 5 years and a copy of the lab results sent to confirm results.

Freshmen living in University housing must receive a vaccination for meningitis or sign a waiver indicating that they understand the risks of failing to do so.

The following vaccines are strongly recommended for all students but are not mandatory (with exception of meningococcal for students living on campus):  Meningococcal, Hepatitis B, Varicella (if no prior history of chicken pox), and Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis.  Pertussis is also known as 'whooping cough'.)

International Students additional requirement :

International Students should have a tuberculosis screening if they are not from the following countries:

Canada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, USA Virgin Islands (USA), Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Sweden, Switzer-land, United Kingdom, American Samoa, Australia or New Zealand.

Reason for Revision

Annual Review