Incoming Students

All undergraduate students must have completed their immunizations and show documented proof of such to be allowed to register for classes. Failure to provide these records will result in a hold on all classes. For instructions on how to upload your immunization information, go to MyCougar Health Student Portal. You can also view step-by-step instructions with screen shots.

Required Vaccinations:

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR); two vaccines required in a lifetime, unless born prior to 1957, in which case natural immunity is assumed and no documentation is necessary.

Required Tuberculosis Screening:

Please select one of the three options below:

  • Complete the TB Screening Questionnaire located on the MyCougar Health Student Portal under the Forms tab, OR
  • IGRA blood test (TB Gold or T Spot) within 12 months of starting classes OR
  • TB skin test (PPD) within 12 months of starting classes

Recommended Vaccinations:

  • Tetanus booster within the last 10 years (Tdap preferred over Td)
  • Hepatitis B: Series of 3 shots
  • Meningitis: For incoming freshmen and those living in the dorms or in close contact, there are two types of meningitis vaccines to consider, since they cover different strains of meningitis.
    • Serogroup B (Trumenba or Bexsero)
    • Serogroup A, C, W, Y (Menactra or Menveo)

Veterans Service Records

  • In order to obtain health records, including vaccination records, visit the Veterans Service Records website and fill out the necessary information.

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