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Immunizations

Once documentation has been sumbitted allow 48-72 hours for processing. An email will be sent out to your ETSU email regarding immunization status updates. Also, check your Immunization Status on your GoldLink account. If you still see immunizations in red on your GoldLink account and it has been longer than 72 hours since you submitted your records, give us a call at 423-439-4500. 

 

Online Only Students

If you are a student taking online and distance-learning courses only, you are exempt from the immunization requirements, unless you are living in on-campus housing. Even though you are exempt, the following Online Only Immunizaiton Exemption form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar's Office prior to registering for classes. Keep in mind, this form will need to be completed and submitted to the Registrar's Office for every semester you are an online and distance-learning only student. 

 

Note: International Students, please be sure to obtain your immunizations at least 30 days prior to leaving your country. If not, it may delay your TB testing and registration. For more information please visit the Tuberculosis (TB) Testing Requirements page. 

 

 

Immunizaiton Requirements

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) Vaccine

Students must provide proof of two (2) MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccinations.  Proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella may be provided meeting one of the following criteria:

  • Date of birth before January 1, 1957
  • Documentation of 2 doses vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella given at least 28 days apart, and no earlier than 4 days before the first birthday; or
  • Documentation of blood test (titer-serology) showing immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella, if any one of the three is negative, 2 doses of vaccine must be provided to University Health Center.
  • Active military ID or DD214 form; or
  • If you are a full-time ONLINE ONLY student, complete the Registrar's Online Only Immunization Waiver.

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Students must also provide proof of two (2) Varicella (chickenpox) vaccinations.  Proof of immunity to chickenpox is required by meeting one of the following criteria:

  • Date of birth before January 1, 1980
  • History of chickenpox illness diagnosed by a healthcare provider or verified by a physician, advanced practice nurse, physician’s assistant, or health department of Varicella disease; or
  • Documentation of 2 doses of Varicella vaccine given at least 28 days apart, and no earlier than 4 days before the first birthday; or
  • Documentation of blood test (titer-serology) showing immunity to Varicella; or
  • Active military ID or DD214 form; or
  • If you are a full-time ONLINE ONLY student, complete the Registrar's Online Only Immunization Waiver.

Note: All titer reports must include a numerical result, the processing lab's information, a reference range and a medical provider signature. 

Meningococcal Vaccine (conjugate vaccine MCV4)

If you plan to live on campus and are under the age of 22 years old you will need to submit documentation showing you have either had 2 doses of the Meningitis (ACWY) vaccine or one dose within the last 5 years.

CDC recommends a two-dose primary series at least 8 weeks apart.

Hepatitis B/Meningococcal Meningitis History Form

Students under 18 years of age cannot register for any classes until we have received this form and processed it to show on your GoldLink Immunization Status account. Your parent or guardian must complete and sign this document, and then send it to the University Health Center for processing.

This requirement does not replace the Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Health History Form.

The Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Health History Form is a state mandatory requirement. 

PDF: Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Meningitis Immunization Health History Form.

Submitting Immunizaiton Records

Once you have obtained your immunizations you may either sumbit them in person, by mail, fax, or email to our Immunization Coordinator, Megan Flora. Contact info is located below. 

 

Physical Address

Roy S. Nicks Hall Suite 160

365 Stout Drive

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN 37614

Mailing Address

University Health Center

Box 70675

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN 37614

Megan Flora

floram@etsu.edu

Fax: 423-439-4560

 

 

 

 

For more information visit the TN goverment website.

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