• Health Requirements and Immunizations

    STUDENT HEALTH RECORD

     The health history section of the Student Health Record is required for all undergraduate students.  A recent physical signed or stamped by a health care provider is required for all intercollegiate sport athletes and cheerleaders.

    REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS

    All matriculating students aged 30 years and younger must provide documentation of the following immunizations:

    MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) : Two immunizations after 12 months of age.

    • (Option) Blood Titers: Proof of immunity can also be established by providing documentation of blood titers that demonstrate immunity (IgG level) to measles, mumps, and rubella. Blood titers must be accompanied by a laboratory report indicating a numerical value for the titer level and a reference range. Laboratory reports that do not include the aforementioned items will not be accepted.


    Meningitis vaccine: The meningococcal meningitis vaccine is required for any student living on campus or in campus-sponsored housing regardless of age.  The last dose of meningitis vaccine must be given within 5 years of entry into campus-sponsored housing.

    Hepatitis B vaccine: Any undergraduate or graduate student, aged 30 years of younger and taking 9 or more credits will need to provide proof of receiving the Hepatitis B series (a series of three vaccines).

    • (Option) Blood Titers:  Proof of a positive Hepatitis B surface antibody.

    Download the IMMUNIZATION RECORD  

    REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY

    Mantoux (TB) testing is only required for international students. Testing is required regardless of BCG vaccination.

    • The Mantoux test must be done within six months prior to the student's arrival on campus.
    • Positive test results require proof of chest X-ray.

    MENINGITIS SURVEY: REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW INCOMING STUDENTS

    The state of New Jersey requires that we survey your intent to receive the meningitis vaccine. This brief survey can be downloaded and sent to Health Services.

    Download the MENINGITIS RECORD.

    RECOMMENDED IMMUNIZATIONS

    The following is a listing of immunizations that are not required but are strongly recommended:

    • Tetanus: Completed initial series of tetanus and a booster within the last 10 years
    • Diphtheria: Completed series of diphtheria. Completed dose of meningitis prior to starting classes and a booster vaccine if initial vaccine was given <5 years.
    • Meningitis:  A dose within five years of entry to college is recommended for all non-residential students.