Immunization Information

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The State of Louisiana requires all students entering a college in Louisiana for the first time to have either received the following immunizations or sign a personal exemption in which case the State will bar the student from the campus in case of an epidemic for which the student has not been immunized.

The Student Health Center offers all of the below immunizations and the TB skin test.  Travel and other immunizations needed by university students are also available.


◊ Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine

Two (2) doses of live vaccine required. The vaccine must have been given, on, or after the first birthday.  A second dose measles vaccine must meet the same requirement, but should not have been given within 30 days of the first dose.

Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertusis Vaccine

A booster dose of vaccine given within the past ten (10) years required.  Since 2006, one (1) booster dose including pertusis (Tdap) is recommended. U.S. born students can be considered to have completed a primary series earlier in life, unless they state otherwise.

Meningococcal/Meningitis Vaccine (For On Campus Residents Only)

A dose of vaccine given within the past 5 years is required. To sign a personal exemption for meningococcal vaccine, student (parent/guardian if student is under 18 years of age) must appear in person at the Student Health Center to receive information about the disease from a college health professional.


If Tulane University has not received documentation of the meningococcal (Menactra) vaccine by “move in day,” you will not be permitted to move into your residence hall. The vaccine is available at Student Health during all summer orientation sessions and on move-in day.


Tuberculosis (TB) Screening/Testing

It is recommended that students who were born in or traveled to or in a country with high tuberculosis incidence rates be screened. If appropriate, a TB risk assessment should be completed.

Hepatitis B Vaccine

(Recommended for college entrance) series of three (3) doses, given at 0, 1 month and 6 months, prior to college entry. Vaccination should be noted on the Tulane Proof of Immunization Form.

 The above guidance is presented for the purpose of implementing the requirements of Louisiana R.S. 17:170, Act 251 & 711 and, in meeting the established recommendations for control of vaccine-preventable diseases as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics; the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to the United States Public Health Service; and the American College Health Association.


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