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Proof of Immunization Policy

Proof of Immunization Policy

Academic and Student Affairs
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The State of Louisiana requires all students born after 1956 and attending state colleges and universities to furnish proof of the following immunizations: two doses of measles vaccine; at least one dose each of rubella (German Measles) and mumps vaccine; and a tetanus-diphtheria booster.  State law also requires all first-time freshmen to be vaccinated against meningitis.

Measles Requirement: Two doses of live vaccine given at any age, except that the vaccine must have been given on or after the first birthday, in 1968 or later, and without Immune Globulin. A second dose of measles vaccine must meet this same requirement, but should not have been given within 30 days of the first dose. A history of physician-diagnosed measles is acceptable for establishing immunity, but must be documented by the diagnosing physician.

Tetanus-Diphtheria Requirement: A booster dose of vaccine given within the past 10 years. Students can be considered to have completed a primary series earlier in life, unless they state otherwise.

Meningitis:  First time freshmen must provide proof of immunization for meningitis.

Students are ineligible to pay university fees and attend classes until they comply with this requirement. Please call the Student Health Center at (337) 475-5748 if additional information is needed.  Signed waiver in lieu of immunization may be acceptable for certain vaccination requirements.