Immunizations

Ways to Submit Immunization Forms

Immunization Policy
Georgia State University is in compliance with the Georgia Board of Regents immunization requirements. All new students must show proof of having the required immunizations. These immunizations need to be documented on the Immunization form (Certificate of Immunization) found on this page.

Students can request records of their immunizations from schools that they have previously attended, county health departments, military records or their physician.

All vaccinations or history of disease must be validated by a licensed health care provider with a signature and medical office stamp. Parent or guardian notes for history of disease are not acceptable forms as the requirement must be validated from a health care professional and a medical office stamp.

Required Immunizations

All students attending Georgia State University are required to submit a written or electronic healthcare provider record to the GSU Student Health Clinic confirming immunization to measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); varicella; and tetanus/diphtheria (Tdap or Td).

Students who are less than 19 years old at the time of registration are also required to have received the hepatitis B vaccine series.

Students residing in campus housing are required to receive the meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine.

Immunization Record Processing

Students should allow three business days from the time their immunization records are 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 ID, no physician signature, no physician stamp or unreadable dates.

Unable to Locate Immunization Records

Students who are unable to locate their immunization records 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. Proof of tetanus and diphtheria is by immunization record only; there is no titer for this immunization.

Permanent or Temporary Immunization Exemption

Medical Exemptions: Accepted with a written note from student’s health care provider, on their letterhead with their signature.

Religious Exemptions: Accepted by submitting the completed and notarized Affidavit of Religious Objection to Immunization form, in addition to the Certificate of Immunization. Student must sign that they acknowledge the assumption of risk in the event of an outbreak on campus.

  • 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 onlyin courses offered by distance learning. If the student enrolls in a class on campus, the exemption is void. Student must sign and date.

FAQs

If you have additional questions, please Review our Immunization Frequently Asked Questions