Immunization against common diseases is an important way to protect the health of all University Students by preventing epidemics from spreading through the dormitories and classrooms. The State of Virginia recognizes the increased risk of disease among students living together and, per the Code of Virginia (Section 23-7.5), requires all students to provide documentation of their immunizations by a health care professional (MD, DO, NP, PA or RN). If you are unable to provide documentation, then vaccines may be repeated.
You are required to be immune to measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria and polio.
If you do not meet these requirements, University is authorized to block class registration for the following semester.
If you do not have immunity to Hepatitis B or Meningococcal disease, you must sign a waiver stating that you do not want these shots. If you do not get the shots or sign the waiver, we will block registration.
There are additional shots we recommend but do not require for attendance.
Any student who objects on the grounds that administration of immunizing agents conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices shall be exempt from the immunization requirements unless an emergency or epidemic of disease has been declared by the Board of Health. An affidavit of religious exemption must be submitted on a Certificate of Religious Exemption (Form CRE-1) which may be obtained at any local health department, school division superintendent’s office, or local department of social services, or you may obtain a VA religious Exemption Form.
|These are in the MMR||Two shots required|
|These are the Td/Tdap shot||Original series and one within last ten years|
|Polio||Four shots (IPV) or oral vaccine(OPV)|
Highly Recommended Vaccinations
|Hepatitis B||Two or Three Shots or sign a waiver|
|Meningococcal Conjugate||One shot after age 16 or sign a waiver|
|Hepatitis A||Two shots|
|HPV Vaccine||Two or Three shots|
|Varicella (Chickenpox)||Two shots|
|Influenza||One shot yearly|