Georgia State University is in compliance with the Georgia Board of Regents immunization requirements. All new students must show proof being immunized.
Students can request records of their shots from schools that they have previously attended, county health departments, military records or their physician.
Students should allow three business days from the time their immunization record is received for processing, posting and releasing immunization holds. Incomplete or unacceptable records may take up to 14 business days due to correspondence time requesting corrections. Common reasons for incomplete immunizations records are no valid Panther I.D., no physician signature, no physician stamp or unreadable dates.
Students who are unable to locate their shot record but are certain that they have had the immunization should have blood tests (titers) done at the Student Health Clinic instead of repeating the shots. If the titer shows that the student is immune, then he or she has proven immunity. If the titer shows a student is not immune, he or she will need to receive the immunization. Tetanus and diphtheria proof is by shot record only; there is no titer for this immunization.
Permanent or Temporary Immunization Exemption
- Permanent: Permanent medical contraindication (allergy, etc). It must be signed and stamped by medical provider.
- Temporary: Exempt for a period of time (pregnancy etc). It must be signed and stamped by medical provider.
- Religious Exemptions: Immunizations are in conflict with religious beliefs. Student may be subject to exclusion from school in the event of an outbreak of a disease for which an immunization is required. Student must sign and date.
- Distance Learning: Student enrolled only in courses offered by distance learning. If the student enrolls in a class on campus, the exemption is void. Student must sign and date.