Required Immunizations for Incoming Students
Students will be WITHDRAWN FROM THE UNIVERSITY 30 days after
classes begin if immunization requirements have not been met and the
Immunization and Medical History information have not been received by Campus
Health Services staff.
Immunizations REQUIRED pursuant to North Carolina state
law and institutional policy:
- 3 DTP 1
(Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) or Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) doses; one Td
or Tdap (Tetanus, Reduced Diphtheria and acellular Pertussis) booster must
have been within the past 10 years
Measles 3 (Rubeola)
Hepatitis B 6
Footnote 1 - DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus,
Pertussis), Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis): 3
doses of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid of which one must have been within the past
10 years. Those individuals enrolling in college or university for the first
time on or after July 1, 2008 must have had three doses of tetanus/diphtheria
toxoid and a booster dose of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis vaccine if a
tetanus/diphtheria toxoid or tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis vaccine has not been
administered within the past 10 years.
Footnote 2 - An individual attending school who has attained
his or her 18th birthday is not required to receive polio vaccine.
Footnote 3- 2 doses must have been given on or after the 1st
birthday. Measles vaccines are not required if any of the following occur:
Diagnoses of disease prior to January 1, 1994; An individual who has been
documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against
measles; or an individual born prior to 1957. An individual who enrolled in
college or university for the first time before July 1, 1994 is not required to
have a second dose of measles vaccine (must provide copy of transcript for
Footnote 4- 2 doses must have been given on or after the 1st
birthday. Mumps vaccine is not required if any of the following occur: an
individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective
antibody titer against mumps; an individual born prior to 1957; or enrolled in
college or university for the first time before July 1, 1994. An individual
entering college or university prior to July 1, 2008 is not required to receive
a second dose of mumps vaccine.
Footnote 5- Dose must have been given on or after the 1st
birthday. Rubella vaccine is not required if any of the following occur: 50
years of age or older; Enrolled in college or university before February 1,
1989 and after their 30th birthday; an individual who has been documented by
serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against rubella.
Footnote 6- Hepatitis B vaccine is not required if any of the
following occur: Born before July 1, 1994.
International Students: Click HERE
for more information regarding TB Skin Testing for International Students. (See link for TB
students MUST submit a total of at least 3 DTP/Td/Tdap vaccines.
- 2 MMR
(Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Combo) vaccines will fulfill the Measles,
Mumps, Rubella requirement.
of Measles (Rubeola) is acceptable if physician verifies that the student had
the disease prior to January 1, 1994.
blood titer tests are acceptable for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B
and Varicella. A copy of the laboratory report must be submitted
along with the immunization form.
Science Students: Your program may require a copy of your immunization
record. It is YOUR responsibility to provide your program with this
information. You will need to keep a copy of your records to forward
to your program; Campus Health Services will not automatically forward
this information to your program.
Immunizations that MAY BE REQUIRED by certain colleges or
departments (i.e. Health Sciences):
B series - series of 3 vaccines and positive blood titer
(chicken pox) - series of 2 vaccines or immunity by positive blood titer
Consult individual college or department materials for