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Declination/Medical Contraindication

Medical Contraindication:

  • If you or your healthcare provider feels that you cannot comply with any of Emory’s immunization requirements (including medical contraindications to specific vaccinations), please submit a letter of explanation signed by both you and your healthcare provider along with your updated immunization records using Your Patient Portal to upload.  


  • All incoming Emory students must meet the CDC and American College Health Association immunization guidelines prior to registration for classes. However, Emory Student Health Services (EUSHS) is aware that some students have a strong personal objection to vaccination with one or more of the required vaccines. The declination form must be filled out at the beginning of each school year to prevent a registration hold.  This process is subject to change in accordance with expert guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College Health Association.  
  • The access to the declination form is only available through Your Patient Portal.
  • Once the Declination Form has been reviewed, checked, initialed and signed/dated, please upload through Your Patient Portal.


Please note that the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Requirement cannot be declined.


For information about specific vaccinations, please see the CDC vaccine information statements.”


Revised 6/12/2018