Required Immunizations

Vaccine Requirement Required For Notes
Measles (Rubeola) Two doses of live measles containing vaccine (combined measles, mumps and rubella or MMR meets this requirement) with first dose at 12 months of age or later and second dose at least 28 days after the first dose or laboratory or serologic evidence of immunity Students born in 1957 or later
  • Waivers or exemptions exist for vaccination of persons with altered immunocompetence.
  • For students born before 1957, proof of immunity may be required if enrolled in health care curriculum.
Mumps Two doses of live mumps containing vaccine (combined measles, mumps, rubella or “MMR” meet this requirement) with first dose at 12 months of age or later and second dose at least 28 days after the first dose or laboratory or serologic evidence of immunity Students born in 1957 or later
  • Waivers or exemptions exist for vaccination of persons with altered immunocompetence.
  • For students born before 1957, proof of immunity may be required if enrolled in health care curriculum.
Rubella (German Measles) One dose at 12 months of age or later (MMR meets this requirement) or laboratory or serologic evidence of immunity Students born in 1957 or later
  • Waivers or exemptions exist for vaccination of persons with altered immunocompetence.
  • For students born before 1957, proof of immunity may be required if enrolled in health care curriculum.
Varicella (Chicken Pox) Two doses spaced at least three months apart if both doses are given before student is 13 years old or two doses at least four weeks apart if first dose given after the student turns 13 years old or reliable history of varicella disease (chicken pox) or laboratory or serologic evidence of immunity or history of herpes zoster (shingles) All U.S. born students born during or after 1980 and all foreign born students regardless of year born
  • Waivers or exemptions exist for vaccination of persons with altered immunocompetence.
  • For students born before 1980, proof of immunity may be required if enrolled in health care curriculum.
Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis (Whooping Cough) One dose of Tdap for a person if they have not previously received Tdap or one Td booster dose if it has been 10 years after receiving Tdap All students
  • Waivers or exemptions exist for vaccination of persons with altered immunocompetence.
  • For students born before 1957, proof of immunity may be required if enrolled in health care curriculum.
Hepatitis B Three doses of hepatitis B series (0, 1-2 and 4-6 months) or three doses combined hepatitis A and hepatitis B series (0, 1-2 and 6-12 months) or two doses hepatitis B series of Recombivax (0 and 4-6 months, given at 11-15 years of age) or laboratory or serologic evidence of immunity Required for all students who will be 18 years of age or less at matriculation. It is strongly recommended that all students, regardless of their age at matriculation, discuss hepatitis B immunization with their health care provider.
  • May be required (along with recommended post-vaccine serologic testing) for students in health sciences, regardless of age at matriculation.