Incoming students will not be permitted to register for a SOAR or register for classes until the requirement has been met.
You must complete this process even if you meet one of the exemptions below.
The General Assembly of Tennessee requires first time students to complete an immunization compliance process. State law also mandates that incoming students be informed of risk factors and dangers of hepatitis B.
New incoming students who live in on-campus housing are required to also provide proof of immunization against meningococcal disease within the last five years. Students 22 years and older or who transfer from another institution of higher learning are exempt from this requirement.
Adequate immunization for each required vaccine or vaccine component consists of the following:
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Varicella: two doses of varicella containing vaccine administered at least 28 days apart and no earlier than 4 days before the first birthday
Laboratory evidence of immunity
Verified history of varicella disease documented by a physician, advanced practice nurse, physician's assistant or health department.
New incoming students who live in on-campus housing: must provide proof of adequate immunization against meningococcal disease within 5 years of their date of enrollment. This is in accordance with the "Recommended Immunization Schedule" published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A "new incoming student" is defined as a student enrolling in an institution of higher learning for the first time, regardless of the level at which the student is matriculating.
Therefore, students who transfer from an institution of higher learning are not required to provide documentation for meningococcal disease.
Students who do not live in on-campus housing must acknowledge they have been informed of the risk factors and dangers of meningococcal disease. Please CLICK HERE.
Students are not required to provide documentation of immunization; but must acknowledge they have been informed of the risk factors and dangers of hepatitis b. Please CLICK HERE.
A student is exempt from the immunization requirements if:
A student who has been exempted from a particular vaccination must comply with the immunization requirements for any vaccines from which he or she has not been exempted.
You can obtain your immunization records from a variety of sources including your primary care provider, your local health department, your high school, and previously attended colleges or universities. A copy of an official immunization record is also acceptable.
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