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Immunization Requirement

All incoming Emory students must meet the CDC and American College Health Association immunization guidelines prior to registration for classes. (Please note that if you have begun a multi-dose immunization series prior to registration, such as Hepatitis B, it can be completed at the Emory University Student Health Service [EUSHS] Immunization Clinic; Vaccinations given at EUSHS are on a fee-for-service basis and are not covered by tuition.)

Incoming students should carefully review the Emory immunization requirements below and complete the Immunization form available via our secure website Your Patient Portal, click here. Also, be sure to have this form verified (requires the signature of your healthcare provider) or provide a copy of your official signed immunization records when you submit your forms to us. If for any reason you or your healthcare provider feels that you cannot comply with some or all of Emory's immunization requirements (including medical contraindications to specific vaccinations as noted below), please attach a letter of explanation, signed by both you and your healthcare provider, to the Immunization Form. For information about specific vaccinations, please see the CDC patient information links to the right.

All Emory students must have the following required immunizations prior to matriculation:1) Measles, Mumps and Rubella Requirement

All students born on or after January 1, 1957 must meet this requirement, either by having been vaccinated against the three diseases (either as the combined vaccine MMR or individual vaccinations against the 3 diseases) or showing laboratory evidence of immunity to all 3 diseases:

EITHER:

1) Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

Dose 1: At 12 month of age or older (provide month and year) and

Dose 2: At 4-6 years of age or older (provide month and year)

OR ALL THREE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Measles (Rubeola, Red Measles or Ten-Day Measles) - two doses of vaccine or a positive antibody titer

Dose 1: At 12 month of age or older (provide month and year) and

Dose 2: At 4-6 years of age or older (provide month and year), or

Positive Antibody Titer (include copy of lab result)

Mumps - two doses of vaccine or a positive antibody titer

Dose 1: At 12 month of age or older (provide month and year) and

Dose 2: At 4-6 years of age or older (provide month and year), or

Positive Antibody Titer (include copy of lab result)

Rubella (German Measles or Three-Day Measles) - two doses of vaccine or a positive antibody titer

Dose 1: At 12 month of age or older (provide month and year) and

Dose 2: At 4-6 years of age or older (provide month and year), or

Positive Antibody Titer (include copy of lab result)

2) Tetanus-Diphtheria Requirement:

All students must have the basic primary series of 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoid (DT or Td). These are usually given with Pertussis vaccine (DPT) in infancy.

In addition, all students must have a Td or Tdap booster within the past 10 years.

3) Hepatitis B Requirement:

All students must have a series of 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations (an initial dose, followed by a dose at 1-2 months and a dose at 4-6 months or later). A post-vaccine quantitative antibody titer is required before arrival for students in healthcare fields.

4) Varicella (Chicken Pox) Requirement:

All students must have a history of Varicella (chicken pox), a positive Varicella antibody titer or 2 doses of vaccine given at least 1 month apart.

5) Tuberculosis Screening Requirement:

All Allied Health, Medical and Nursing students and International Students from certain countries with endemic Tuberculosis must meet Emory's Tuberculosis Screening Requirement. This requirement is in keeping with current CDC guidelines.

Emory University requires Tuberculosis (TB) screening (PPD skin testing, Quantiferon TB Gold, T-spot and/or chest x-ray) within 6 months of matriculation of all Allied Health, Medical and Nursing Students and all International Students who have arrived in the United States within the past 5 years from countries in which Tuberculosis is endemic.

Allied Health and Medical Students will also need a second PPD (the "two step" PPD process) AFTER their arrival at Emory. Nursing students are required to get a second PPD PRIOR to their arrival at Emory.  Emory's guidelines are based upon the recommendations of the CDC, the American Thoracic Society and the American College Health Association.

Because TB is so common globally, it is easier to list countries of low TB prevalence rather than high. Therefore, all International Students who have arrived in the United States within the past 5 years are required to undergo Tuberculosis (TB) screening EXCEPT those from the following countries: Canada, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Virgin Islands (USA), Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, San Marcos, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, American Samoa, Australia or New Zealand.

revised: 6/30/2014