Saint Louis University

Required Immunizations & Information

All incoming students are required to have the following immunizations:

  • Complete Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire (test only if need indicated by questionnaire).
  • Two MMR2 Varicella or documentation of disease
  • Tdap within the last 10 years
  • If you will be living in a residence hall, it is highly recommended to get the Meningitis vaccine.  If not complete, a meningitis waiver must be signed by the student.  
  • We also highly recommend the FLU/influenza vaccine for everyone

All travel vaccines can be ordered by our physician after a travel physical (i.e. yellow fever, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis, etc.)

Proof of the required immunizations needs to be given to the SHCS staff by August 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester, and May 1 for the summer semester. A hold may be placed on your registration if we do not receive your immunization records.

Some students may be exempt from this due to age or religion. Please call us at (314) 977-2323 with any questions about these requirements.

School of Professional Studies (SPS) students are only required to fulfill the Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire (test required only if need is indicated by questionnaire). 

Distance learners who will not be taking any portion of their classes on campus do not have to complete immunization requirements. 

The Immunization Form is mandatory and must be completed and submitted to the Student Health Center prior to start of year.

Please note that the following programs have additional immunization requirements:

  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Medical School
  • Physician Assistant Program

For your reference, the full immunization schedule is listed below:

Hepatitis A

  • Dose 1   
  • Dose 2      6 months after Dose 1

Hepatitis B

  • Dose 1   
  • Dose 2      1 month after Dose 1   
  • Dose 3      5 months after Dose 2

Varivax (Chicken Pox)

  • Dose 1   
  • Dose 2      4-6 weeks after Dose 1

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

  • Dose 1   
  • Dose 2       4-6 weeks after Dose 1

Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)

  • Every 10 years

HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

  • Dose 1     
  • Dose 2       1-2 months after Dose 1     
  • Dose 3       2-4 months after Dose 2

PPD (Purified Protein Derivative: Tuberculosis Screen)

  • Placement     Return for reading 48-72 hours after placement

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