Our governing body, the Board of Regents requires proof of immunizations for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR); Tetanus-Diptheria Pertussis; Hepatitis B; and Varicella before students are allowed to register for and attend classes. Therefore, it is necessary for all students to complete a medical history and a Certificate of Immunizations . The questionnaire and proof of immunization form are supplied by the Admissions Office with other materials to be filled out and returned to that Office.
If the immunization requirements are not satisfied, a hold will be placed on the student’s account until all immunization requirements are met.
The required immunizations are as follows:
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) - 2 doses – Not required if born before 1957
- Tetanus-Diphtheria Pertussis (Whooping Cough – Td booster only necessary if > 10 years since Tdap dose)
- Hepatitis B (required for students who are 18 years of age or younger at time of enrollment)
- Varicella Vaccine – 2 doses (or history of disease). – Required for all US born students born in 1980 or later; all foreign born students regardless of year born.
There is one recommended immunization if you live on campus and it is the immunization against meningococcal meningitis.
Certain exemptions may be provided, however, the reason for the exemption must be placed on the Certificate of Immunizations.
If you have a question regarding your immunizations or a hold being placed on your account regarding immunizations, you may call (229) 219-3200.
If you are currently enrolled in classes, you may also obtain a copy of your immunization by registering on the VSU Student Health online appointment system. By registering through the online appointment system, you will be provided an option to print your immunization history.
The VSU Student Health Center offers the following immunizations at minimal cost to students and they can be paid for through our online store. In addition to this, we offer a titer for the following immunizations at minimal costs: MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis B. A titer is a laboratory test of your blood to see if you have antibodies for the specific disease.
If you are not sure if you have satisfied the immunization requirement and/or would like to schedule an appointment, you may call us at (229) 219-3200. All immunizations and titers must be paid for in advance of receiving the immunization or titer. The options for payment include paying online with a credit card or debit card, paying in person with your 1card/flex card, or paying at the Bursary with cash or check.
Your local health department is a great resource for obtaining your immunizations.
Let us all work together to ensure that our campus is safe from avoidable illnesses.