All graduate and undergraduate Emory University students must be 100% compliant with Emory University immunization requirements, which include the primary series and first booster for COVID-19. 

 

One of the many responsibilities that we take very seriously is keeping our students safe and healthy by ensuring that all students are appropriately immunized prior to matriculation.

All new undergraduate students must submit their complete vaccination documentation to the Student Health Portal by July 1, 2022.

All new graduate and professional students must submit their complete vaccination documentation to the Student Health Portal by August 1, 2022.

Students who do not meet these deadlines will be subject to compliance measures, which may include but are not limited to onboarding delays, inability to register for classes, or having course registrations cancelled.

 

Student Patient Portal

 

If you cannot find the answer to your immunization question below, reach us directly by sending "Immunization Compliance" a message through the patient portal, emailing immunizations-shs@emory.edu, or by calling 404-727-8581.


  • Please note that the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Requirement (for health sciences students and international students from specific TB endemic countries) cannot be declined.
  • Vaccine Information StatementsThe CDC creates a frequently updated Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for each of the vaccines marketed in the United States. These VIS documents review the disease, who should get the vaccine, who should not get the vaccine or should delay, potential side effects and severe reactions, and how to get more information. Use the link above to access the webpage at the CDC, then search for the vaccine you are interested in knowing more information about.

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Four Steps Are Required for Compliance


Download and print a copy of your school-specific paper form and take it to your healthcare provider to verify and sign. If you already have an official signed copy of your required immunization form, go to step two.

Here are some helpful steps you can take to complete your immunization requirements if you are unable to get the Emory form updated and signed by your personal provider due to the challenges associated with COVID-19.

  1. In most cases, your immunization records can be accessed through your state registry.
    1. If you are a Georgia resident, visit the Georgia Registry of Immunizations and fill out the Grits IMM Record Request Form under “For Public” section to access your health records.
    2. For non-Georgia residents, visit the CDC Immunization Information Services page for contact information to your state registry. 
  2. Schedule an appointment with your local medical provider or access specific urgent care centers.

We are currently accepting your previous intuitions’ official signed and stamped immunization form if you are unable to complete the required Emory’s immunization form. Please reach out to us for any questions or concerns.

Immunization Form

To view and/or print the paper version of the REQUIRED immunization form (these forms are preferred as they expedite our processing), click on the appropriate link below:

  • NON-HEALTH SCIENCES FORM
    For College of Arts and Sciences, Candler School of Theology, Goizueta Business School, Laney Graduate School, Rollins School of Public Health, School of Law, and all non-medical or non-nursing programs
  • HEALTH SCIENCES FORM
    For all Allied Health programs, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing programs

Fill out the online Tuberculosis Questionnaire Form on the Student Patient Portal home page. You may also fill out the paper version of the Tuberculosis Questionnaire on the paper immunization form and upload with your signed immunization records.

Note: an alternate tuberculosis screening is required for all allied health programs, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing programs.

Enter and submit the vaccination dates into the electronic Immunization Form on Student Patient Portal.

Upload the verified and signed form via Student Patient Portal.

For further assistance, please contact the immunization compliance team by calling 404-727-8581 or emailing immunizations-shs@emory.edu.

All Students Must Have The Following Required Immunizations Prior to Enrollment


All students must provide documentation of having received a primary COVID-19 vaccination series and one booster. 

To ensure documentation and appropriate tracking for compliance, please upload your documents as directed below.

Access your Student Patient Portal. On the left-hand column, click “Forms” and then click “Immunization Forms” in the body of the page. Enter the date of your specific COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson), scroll down to the bottom of the page to upload your documentation, and click SUBMIT.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination and submitting the forms here.

All students living in on-campus housing must have one dose of Meningococcal conjugate or Meningococcal ACWY vaccine given on or after 16 years of age.

For students that will be living in Emory on-campus housing, State of Georgia law (Official Code of Georgia Annotated 31-12-3.2) requires that you receive information about meningococcal meningitis and the vaccines. https://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/risk-community.html 

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

COMBINED MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA (MMR):

  • Dose 1: At 12 months of age or older (provide month, day and year) and
  • Dose 2: At least one month after dose 1 (provide month, day 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 months of age or older (provide month, day and year) and
    • Dose 2: At least one month after dose 1 (provide month, day 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 months of age or older (provide month, day and year) and
    • Dose 2: At least one month after dose 1 (provide month, day and year), or
      Positive Antibody Titer (include copy of lab result)
  • Rubella (German Measles or Three-Day Measles) - one dose of vaccine or a positive antibody titer
    • Dose 1: At 12 month of age or older (provide month, day and year) or
      Positive Antibody Titer (include copy of lab result)

All students must have the basic primary series of 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoid (DT or TD). In addition, all students must have a Td or Tdap booster within the past 10 years. A Tetanus Diphtheria booster shot is required every 10 years after the basic primary series has been completed.

All students are required to have one adult Tdap booster between the ages of 11 and 64 years old. If the Tdap was given longer than ten years ago, a student must have received an additional Td or Tdap within the past 10 years.

All students must have either the series of Hepatitis B vaccinations or a positive quantitative antibody titer.

TWO or THREE SHOT SERIES:

  • Three shot series: an initial dose, followed by a dose 1-2 months after the first, and a final dose 6 months after the first (AND two months after the second).
  • Two does series four weeks apart with a HepB-CpG vaccine (e.g. Heplisav-B)

POSITIVE QUANTITATIVE ANTIBODY TITER

  • You must submit/upload a copy of this lab report.
  • All Allied Health, School of Nursing, and School of Medicine students must submit/upload a copy of the post-vaccine quantitative antibody titer lab report before arrival.
Please note, if you are currently in the process of being immunized for Hepatitis B, you can finish the series once you are at school on a fee-for-service basis.

All students must have a positive Varicella antibody titer or 2 doses of vaccine given at least 1 month apart. We will no longer accept history of disease for compliance.

A copy of the Varicella titer lab report must be submitted/uploaded if this option is chosen.

For College of Arts and Sciences, Candler School of Theology, Goizueta Business School, Laney Graduate School, Rollins School of Public Health, School of Law, and all non-medical or non-nursing programs: 

  • All college, graduate, business, law, public health, theology, and non-medical/nursing students must fill out the Tuberculosis questionnaire.
  • If any question is answered 'yes', a TB screening test is required (PPD skin testing, Quantiferon TB Gold, or T-spot).

For all Allied Health, School of Medicine, School of Nursing programs:

  • Emory University requires a TB screening test within 6 months of matriculation of all Allied Health, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing students.
  • SOM, ANES and PA: IGRA (TB blood test) must be administered within 6 months prior to matriculation. 
  • SON, DPT, MI and GNTC: both PPDs or IGRA must be completed within 6 months prior to matriculation. 
  • Nursing students screened by PPD are required to get a second PPD at least 2 weeks after the first PPD and PRIOR to their arrival at Emory.
All International Students:
  • Emory University requires a TB screening test within 6 months of matriulation of all international students who have arrived in the United States from countries in which tuberculosis is endemic.
  • 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 are required to undergo tuberculosis screening EXCEPT those from the following exempt countries:

Albania, Amer. Samoa, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bonaire/St. Eustatius/Saba, British Virgin Isl., Canada, Cayman Isl., Chile, Cook Isl., Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Monserrat, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Oman, Poland, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Saint Maarten (Dutch), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks & Caicos Isl., United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, US Virgin Isl., Wallis & Futuna Isl., West Bank & Gaza Strip

  • The preferred testing for these international students is either a Quantiferon TB Gold or T-spot blood test. However, a negative PPD skin test is acceptable. 

Immunization and Vaccine FAQs


Please communicate with us so that we can help and support you through the process. Send a message through the Student Patient Portal about what vaccines you are not able to access and upload the vaccines you have received. You will receive further guidance so that you are able to register for classes. 

Medical Exemptions

If you have already received an approved medical exemption from Student Health Services, you do not need to do anything further. If you need to apply for a medical exemption, please follow the directions provided on the Student Patient Portal.

Religious Exemptions

To apply for a vaccination exemption due to a sincerely held religious belief, please follow the steps below:

Exemption requests will be reviewed in alignment with other exemption processes across Emory, to either approve/deny exemptions. You will receive notification of the decision via email in a timely manner.

Yes. Watch for more information about time, location and how to sign up for an appointment. We highly recommend that you receive vaccines that are available to you prior to arrival.

If you cannot access specific vaccines prior to arriving to campus, please communicate with us so that we can help and support you through the process. Send a message through the Student Patient Portal about what vaccines you are not able to access and upload the vaccines you have received. You will receive further guidance so that you are able to register and enroll for classes. 

 

Student Health is located at 1525 Clifton Road. Schedule an appointment through the Student Patient Portal. We are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for non-COVID immunization appointments. 

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are scheduled separately within the patient portal. 

 

We no longer accept history of disease as immunity. We need a lab report to confirm your immunity or documentation of two doses of the vaccine.

Exemptions or 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 the Student Patient Portal to upload.  

Medical Exemptions

If you have already received an approved medical exemption from Student Health Services, you do not need to do anything further. If you need to apply for a medical exemption, please follow the directions provided on the Student Patient Portal.

Religious Exemptions

To apply for a vaccination exemption due to a sincerely held religious belief, please follow the steps below:

  • Download and print the Religious Exemption Form provided on the Student Patient Portal.
  • Complete all sections of the Religious Exemption Request Form. Include any requested explanations, supporting documentation, or required signatures
  • Submit the Form through your Return to Campus portal.

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

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

 

Student Health Services

Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) provides outpatient care for enrolled Emory students with a valid Emory ID card. International student's spouses, Domestic Partners and unmarried children over 18 years of age are also eligible for primary medical care if they are currently enrolled in the Emory/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan.

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