Students who fail to comply with this process will lose their classes and will be prevented from moving into on-campus housing facilities.
You must complete this process even if you meet one of the exemptions below.
The General Assembly of Tennessee requires first time students to provide proof of immunity or immunization for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and Varicella (Chicken Pox). State law also mandates that incoming students be informed of risk factors and dangers of hepatitis B.
**Effective July 1, 2013 new incoming students who live in on-campus housing are required to also provide proof of immunization against meningococcal disease.
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 OR laboratory evidence of immunity OR verified history of varicella disease documented by a physician, advanced practice nurse, physician's assistant or health department.
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.
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.
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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Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 731-881-7721.