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Immunizations and Required Documentation

Immunizations

North Carolina State law (General Statue 130 A 152-157), requires that all students present documented proof of specific immunizations. The required immunizations are listed on the medical history/immunizations form required of all students prior to registration. Immunization Record & Medical History Forms are available at the Student Health Services located in the Spaulding building or here. All medical information is confidential and is not divulged without the written consent of the student or parent/legal guardian of a minor student.

Any student requesting services must complete the Immunization Record & Medical History Form and provide the required immunization documentation to Student Health Services prior to scheduling an appointment regardless of credit hours or status.  All new students, transfer students, returning former FSU students, students taking more than four hours on campus before 5:00p.m., and students applying for admission to the Teacher Education Program must complete all medical and immunization requirements.*

Immunizations are required by the state of North Carolina and must be physician-certified or verified by a clinic stamp before registering at FSU. Failure to comply with mandatory state immunization laws requires administrative withdrawal from the University.

* Exemption from immunization requirements include: a) students enrolled for four credit hours or less and residing off campus, b) students attending evening (starting at 5:00 pm, c) student taking weekend classes only, and d) students taking off campus classes for the duration of their degree program.

PLEASE NOTE: Any student requesting services must submit a completed Immunization Record & Medical History Form prior to receiving services regardless of credit hours or status. 

 

The minimum immunization requirements are:

  1. Three (3) doses of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid - Diphtheria, Tetanus, and/or Pertussis -(DTP, DTaP, TD, Tdap) - One must have been within the past 10 years
  2. Polio (oral): Proof of 3 doses required if under age 18. 
  3.  One (1) Meningococcal or wavier
  4. Hepatitis B: Required if born on or after July 1, 1994.  
  5. Two (2) MMR - Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine: Two doses required if born after December 31, 1956.   
  • Lab report to show proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) by blood test (titer) will satisfy the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) requirement.
  • Rubella (German Measles): Required if under age 50.
  • Vaccine (after 6-9-96) or proof of immunity by blood test (titer). 

 

SPECIAL EMPHASIS

  1. Month, date, and year are required for each immunization.
  2. Handwritten records must be verified by either a physician's signature or by a clinic/ health department stamp. 
  3. Any request for medical exemption from the immunization requirement must be verified by a physician.  The physician must complete the Medical Exemption Statement Form (DHHS form 3987). The form must be submitted to Student Health Services.

The University is required by law to withdraw any student who does not provide the appropriate immunization records. This administrative withdrawal can result in loss of grades and/or credit for your courses.

 

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