University Policies

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  • Policy Title: University Immunization
  • Policy Number: ESU-SA-2010-017A
  • Effective: Spring Semester, 1994
  • Adopted: October 28, 2010
  • Last Reviewed: January 15, 2013
  • Amended: January 15, 2013
  • Related Policies: University Meningitis Outbreak

Policy Statement:

It is recommended that all new incoming students submit a completed Report of Medical History form to facilitate medical treatment when away from home and to have easy access to their immunization history (i.e. required academic classes and athletic programs). However International students are required to provide evidence that they have been appropriately immunized upon admission to the university before arrival to campus. Failure to submit the completed Report of Medical History form will result in a hold being placed on the student's university account which will prevent university transactions including residing in university owned housing and class registration until the completed form is submitted. The Office of International Programs will coordinate with International and Exchange students to manage student compliance.

Official documentation is to be provided on the Report of Medical History form and submitted to University Health Services for measles (rubeola), mumps, rubella (German measles), tetanus /diphtheria or tetanus /diphtheria /acellular pertussis, meningococcal disease, polio, tuberculin testing, and hepatitis B series.

Laboratory evidence of immunity is accepted for measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B.

Pennsylvania law requires all students residing in university-owned housing to provide proof of meningitis vaccination or have a waiver of exemption for medical, religious, or personal belief reasons. This information is collected by the Office of Residence Life during the application process.

Failure to submit the completed Report of Medical History form will result in a hold being placed on the student’s university account which will prevent university transactions until the completed form is submitted.

Students who have not had one or all of the required immunizations due to medical, religious, or personal beliefs must complete an affidavit or waiver approved by University Health Services to be granted exemption and may be asked to leave the university during an outbreak of one of more of the diseases.

Appeal Statement:

Not Specified in Current Policy

Definitions:

Not Specified in Current Policy

Other Relevant Information:

Medical History Form