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Health Services

Health Requirements

In order to best serve the health needs of our students and to comply with NJ Higher Education Immunization laws, the following documents need to be completed and submitted to Monmouth University Health Services prior to beginning classes.

  • Medical History (undergraduates only)
  • * Immunization Record (all students)
    * Must be signed/stamped by a healthcare provider

Deadlines for Submission

  • Fall Semester: July 1
  • Spring: January 7
  • Summer Semesters: one week prior to the beginning of the session

Following is more detailed information regarding immunizations and other health requirements.

Student Health Portal

The Student Health Portal has been created for easy access to required health forms and provides the ability to upload scanned forms to a private, confidential personal health profile.

Once logged in you will be able to:

  • Access and print immunization, health history and meningitis forms.
  • Upload health forms
  • Upload current health insurance cards
  • View and print a personal immunization record

Accessing the Student Health Portal

  • Log into myMU with your Monmouth Userid and password.
  • Click on the tab “I Need To …”
  • Click on “Access the Student Health Portal” and login with your Monmouth Userid and password.

Printing a Blank Form

  • Click on the Forms tab, find the required form, download and print.

Scan and Upload Required Documents

  • Scan your completed records. Scanned images MUST be saved as .gif, .png, .tiff, .tif, .jpg, .jpeg. Documents MUST be saved as a .txt or .pdf, NOT as a Word document.
  • Click the Upload tab, find your file and select Upload. Repeat for each additional document.

Health Requirements and Immunizations

Medical History

The Medical History is required for all undergraduate students. Complete the online Medical History form through the Student Health Portal.

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 (MPSV4, MVC4)

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends all persons should have a dose of meningitis vaccine (MenACWY) at ages 11-12 years and a booster dose at 16 years.

All new Monmouth University students <18 years of age, both residential and commuter and any student regardless of age living in campus-sponsored housing needs to have a dose of the meningitis vaccine (MenACWY) on or after the 16th birthday.

Hepatitis B vaccine

Any undergraduate or graduate student, aged 30 years and 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.

All Immunization information is entered and uploaded via the Student Health Portal.

Download the Immunization Record

COVID Vaccination

COVID vaccination is required for all students, both residential and commuter who attend classes/meetings on campus, including hybrid courses.  Required vaccines must be one of the following options:

  • Two Pfizer vaccines dosed at least 21 days apart.
  • Two Moderna vaccines dosed at least 28 days apart.
  • One J&J (Janssen) vaccine

A booster dose for all COVID vaccines is highly recommended.

Exemptions:  There are two types of exemptions for immunization, each requiring a signed and dated document:

  • Medical Exemption: This is a statement signed by a healthcare provider outlining why it is medically unsafe for a person to receive vaccination.
  • Religious Exemption: This is a personal statement requesting exemption from immunization based upon religious beliefs.

Persons who are 18 years and older need to personally sign and submit a religious immunization exemption. Parents of students aged <18 years may submit for their student.  This is filed as a temporary exemption until the student turns 18 years of age. Once the student is 18 years they need to submit their own exemption as a legal adult.

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.
  • A Quantiferon Gold blood test may be submitted in lieu of a Mantoux test
  • Positive test results require proof of chest X-ray.

Recommended Immunizations

  • Tdap: Tetanus and pertussis booster
  • Meningitis B vaccine: ACIP recommends persons ages 16 to 23 years to discuss with their healthcare provide about getting vaccinated with the Meningitis B vaccine (Bexsero or Trumenba). ACIP also recommends routine vaccination for persons who meet the following criteria:
    • Persons with anatomical or functional asplenia (including sickle cell disease), HIV, complement deficiency and complement inhibitor use.
    • Persons who are at risk during an outbreak caused by serogroup B.
    • Microbiologists routinely exposed to Neisseria meningitidis.