Each student is responsible for submitting their immunization records after being accepted.
Students should review the full immunization requirements and submit documentation. Without the documentation, students will have an an incomplete record which will result in a registration hold being placed on their student account. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that students are protected against communicable diseases that are preventable and to reduce the likelihood of an epidemic or threatened epidemic on a Georgia public college or university campus.
Tips for Submitting Records:
- Students can obtain immunization information by contacting their county health department, doctor’s office, clinic, military records or previous schools they may have attended.
- Students who are unable to find their immunization records can have blood tests (titers) to prove their immunity at the Student Health Clinic. If the titer results indicate immunity, then the student has proven immunity and no immunizations are needed. If the titer results do not indicate immunity, then immunizations are required. Note: There is no titer available for the Tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (Tdap) or Tetanus and diptheria (Td) requirement.
- Students should make sure that all documents submitted have their name, birth date and student ID number.
- Students should submit all forms and dates as early as possible to avoid delays in processing and registration.
- All dates must be legible or the forms must be resubmitted.
Georgia State University is in compliance with the Georgia Board of Regents immunization requirements. All new students must show proof being immunized.
Students should allow 3-5 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.
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. Medical exemptions are acceptable with a written note from a student’s health care provider on medical letterhead with a signature. Religious exemptions are accepted with a notarized letter from their respective religious authority figure, and students must sign that they acknowledge the assumption of risk in the event of an outbreak on campus.