All admitted students are required to submit proof of required immunizations and screenings to the Student Health Center by August 1 for the fall semester, January 3 for the spring semester, and May 1 for the summer semester. Updated information may be required from current students to keep their records up to date while they are on campus.
Please complete the immunization section of the Required Health Forms and obtain your physician's signature verifying the dates. You may also have your physician send your records to us directly by faxing to 314-977-7165.
Please complete the Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire found in the Required Health Forms. It will indicate if further skin testing is also necessary to complete the screening.
If you will be living on campus, you must complete the meningococcal vaccination requirement either by providing documentation of vaccination or by completing the meningococcal vaccine waiver section of the Required Health Forms indicating that you have reviewed the information and have made the decision not to have the vaccination.
It is important to note there are two types of meningococcal vaccine, meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra or Menveo), and serogroup B meningococcal vaccine (Bexsero or Trumenba). The CDC recommends meningococcal conjugate vaccine for first-year college students living in residence halls. This is the vaccine we require. We offer both vaccines at Student Health (Menactra and Trumenba), and recommend speaking with your physician about both vaccines before coming to SLU.
If we receive a partial immunization record or one of the required immunizations is outdated, we will send you notification to your SLU email address.
A registration hold will be placed if we do not receive your complete immunization records showing you are up to date on all requirements.
Forms should be returned to Saint Louis University's Student Health Center:Student Health Center
Documentation of primary series of diphtheria and tetanus toxoid, and a booster within the past 10 years.
Documentation of two doses of live measles (or MMR combined) vaccine separated by at least one month on or after the first birthday, or, documentation of physician-diagnosed disease or laboratory evidence of immunity. Individuals who received killed measles vaccine, combination of killed and live measles vaccine, or measles vaccine of an unknown type in the period 1963-1967, are considered unvaccinated, and should receive two doses of live vaccine at least one month apart.
Documentation of one dose of live mumps (or MMR combined) vaccine on or after the first birthday, or, documentation of physician-diagnosed mumps or laboratory evidence of immunity. Persons who received killed mumps vaccine — which was available between 1950-1978 — might benefit from revaccination.
Documentation of one dose of rubella (or MMR combined) vaccine on or after the first birthday, or documentation of laboratory evidence of immunity.
Documentation of two doses of live varicella vaccine separated by at least one month, or documentation of physician-diagnosed disease or laboratory evidence of immunity or birth in U.S. before 1980.
Meningococcal conjugate vaccine is required for students living in residence halls or the vaccine waiver acknowledging the risks of not being vaccinated must be signed. Serogroup B meningococcal vaccine is not required for students, but we recommend you speak with your physician about both vaccines.
Tuberculosis screening is required for all students. Tuberculosis testing is mandated for:
• International students born in a country with a high incidence of tuberculosis.
• Students with a history of living or traveling for more than two months in areas with a high incidence of tuberculosis disease.
• Students with signs or symptoms of active tuberculosis, a positive tuberculosis skin test or close contacts with a person known to have active tuberculosis.
• Students who have worked in nursing homes, hospitals, or other residential institutions.
Immunization against Hepatitis B is strongly recommended for all students and is required for health professions students prior to their clinical assignments. Both Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines are available at SHC.
Polio vaccine is not routinely given to adults, and therefore students are not required to receive a booster or a primary series if they were not previously immunized. Students should, however, document their childhood polio vaccine immunization. In the unlikely event of epidemic disease, special requirements may be instituted.
1. This policy applies to all domestic and international students entering the University for the first time, unless medical or religious exemptions pertain. Students in the School of Professional Studies must only comply with the requirement related to tuberculin testing.
2. Submission of this record, by the date specified, is mandatory. Failure to comply will result in registration being canceled and/or restricted.
3. The university also reserves the right to deny access to campus facilities, including residence halls, if documentation of compliance has not been provided. Further, in accordance with public health recommendations, non-immune students may be excluded from the university campus in the event of a measles, rubella, mumps or diphtheria outbreak or other public health recommendation.
Your privacy is of utmost importance. If you require that we send your medical records or disclose your medical information, please complete and return the Authorization to Release Patient Information. If you would like to release information from another provider to us, please complete and submit the Authorization to Obtain Patient Information.