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 MMR Requirements

The State of Tennessee requires that new full-time, first-time, readmitting, and graduate students entering institutions of higher learning provide proof of two immunizations of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccines or laboratory evidence of immunity to all three of the diseases. A student will not be allowed to register for classes until these requirements are met.

Exemptions include students born before 1/1/1957, those students graduating from a Tennessee high school in 1998 or after, online only students, medical contraindication verified by a healthcare provider, and religious exemption requiring a signed and notarized statement by the student that the vaccine conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices.

If you cannot provide proof of immunization for both doses of the MMR vaccine or laboratory evidence of immunity to all three of the diseases, you should take the first dose immediately, as there is a 30-day waiting period required between immunizations.

The immunization(s) may be obtained from your physician, your local health department, or local walk-in clinics. Once you have been admitted, you also can obtain the MMR immunization(s) from our APSU Health Services.

Varicella (Chickenpox) Requirements Effective July 1, 2011

The university will require documentation of 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox), or documented proof of having the disease by healthcare provider, or laboratory evidence of immunity to the disease prior to registration for all new, full time students.

Exemptions include students born before 1/1/1980, those students graduating from a Tennessee high school in 2016 or after, on line only students, medical contraindication verified by a healthcare provider, and religious exemption requiring a signed statement by the student that the vaccine conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices.

If you cannot provide proof of immunization for both doses of the Varicella vaccine, documented proof of having the disease by healthcare provider, or laboratory evidence of immunity to the disease you should take the first dose immediately, as there is a 30-day waiting period required between immunizations.

The immunization(s) may be obtained from your physician, your local health department, or local walk-in clinics. Once you have been admitted, you also can obtain the Varicella immunization(s) from our APSU Health Services.

Hepatitis B Requirements

The General Assembly of the State of Tennessee mandates that each public or private postsecondary institution in the state provide information concerning hepatitis B infection to all students entering the institution for the first time. Tennessee law requires that such students complete and sign a waiver form provided by the institution. This form may be accessed at the time of registration via the Web. When you register for the first time on the Web, you will automatically be linked to the form where you will be prompted to electronically sign the waivers.

Students under 18 years of age will have to download the hepatitis/meningitis form for parental signature and turn it in to Boyd Health Services. Print and complete a hard copy of the form and return it, signed by your parent (only for students under 18 years of age), to APSU Health Services.

Meningitis Requirements

If less than 22 years of age and residing in on-campus housing, a single dose of MCV4 must have been administered within the past 5 years.

Meningitis vaccines will be available in Health Services at registration and during normal clinic hours. 

 

You can have your healthcare provider complete the Certificate of Immunization and send it to our office or you can send an official copy of your immunization record with proof of the necessary vaccines and dates to our office.

Please send documents to the following address: