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Health Requirements

In order to best serve the health needs of our students and to comply with NJ Higher Education Immunization laws and New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) guidance for Institutions of Higher Education, the following documents need to be completed and submitted to Monmouth University Health Services prior to beginning classes.

  • Medical History: undergraduates only
  • Immunizations: all students ages 30 years and younger taking on-campus or hybrid courses.  Required immunizations are outlined below.
  • COVID vaccination or COVID exemption: all ages taking on-campus or hybrid courses.  Submission requirements are outlined below.

Deadlines for Submission

  • Fall Semester: July 15
  • 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.

Accessing the Student Health Portal

  • Log into myMU with your Monmouth Userid and password.
  • Select the tab “I Need To …”
  • Select “Access the Student Health Portal”:
    • Log into the Health Portal with your Monmouth Userid.
    • Place an “s” in front of your student ID number, then enter your password.

Scan and Upload Required Documents

  • Scan your health records to your electronic deviceScanned 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.
  • Select the Upload tab
    • Find the type of file to be uploaded from the pull down arrow.
    • Select the scanned file from your electronic device.
    • Select Upload.
    • Repeat for each additional document.

Forms

The following forms can be found under the Forms tab on the Student Health Portal.

  • COVID Vaccination Exemption Form
    • Fill out this form if seeking an exemption for COVID vaccination.
  • Immunization Record Form (optional):
    • You are not required to use this form. We accept copies of original healthcare provider documents. If using this form, it must be signed/stamped by a healthcare provider.

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

Please see more detailed information regarding required immunizations listed below

  • All matriculating students aged 30 years and younger, taking on-campus or hybrid courses must provide documentation of vaccination for MMR, Hepatitis B and Meningitis. Please see guidelines listed below.
  • COVID-19 vaccination is required for students of all ages taking on-campus or hybrid courses. Students need to stay up-to-date in their vaccinations including additional doses when eligible.
  • Vaccination records must be copies of original healthcare provider records.
  • Download the Immunization Record if you need a blank form for your provider to fill out and then sign/stamp.

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.

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.

Meningitis vaccine (MPSV4, MVC4)

A dose of the meningitis vaccine (MenACWY) on or after the 16th birthday:

  • All new Monmouth University students <18 years of age, both residential and commuter.
  • Any student regardless of age living in campus-sponsored housing.

COVID Vaccination

All students taking on-campus or hybrid courses must submit evidence of COVID vaccination or a COVID vaccination exemption document.

  • Upload COVID vaccination card on the Health Portal under the Upload tab.
  • COVID Exemption form is found on the Forms tab. Select type of exemption from pull-down arrow and submit.

Students need to be COVID vaccinated and remain up-to-date in their vaccinations, including receiving a booster or additional dose when eligible.

Please note that quarantine guidance from NJDOH may affect students who are not up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and those who are unvaccinated.

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.