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Immunizations & Vaccines

California State University (CSU) requires all students to be current on a number of immunizations and to complete a risk assessment for tuberculosis (CSU Executive Order 803).

This executive order and its requirements apply to undergraduate and graduate students, students matriculated in self-support degree programs and K-12 students participating in concurrent enrollment courses entering the California State University.

Required Immunizations and Screenings

  • Hepatitis B (Hep B) - three (3) doses for students age 18 years and younger.
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) - two doses (2) with first dose on or after first birthday; OR positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease).
  • Meningococcal Disease (Serogroups A, C, Y, W-135) - one dose (1) on or after age 16 for all students age 21 or younger.
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap) - one (1) dose after age 7.
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) - two (2) doses with first dose on or after first birthday; OR positive titer. History of contracting the disease does not meet compliance.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening/Risk Assessment.

RECOMMENDED Immunizations

(Students are encouraged to discuss with their medical provider)
  • Hepatitis A (Hep A)
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B) (19 years of age or older)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Meningococcal B (Meningitis B)
  • Pneumococcal
  • Poliovirus (Polio)

Immunization Compliance Deadlines

Currently Enrolled Students: August 31, 2022

If required documentation is not received, a registration hold will be issued which will prevent registering for classes for the following semester

New or Transfer Students: 1st Day of Enrolled Semester

If required documentation is not received, a registration hold will be issued which will prevent registering for classes for the following semester

Required Documentation

Send one of the following documents to Student Health & Counseling Services with your name and student ID number clearly indicated on each document submitted:

  • Verification of immunity completed by healthcare provider
  • Photocopy of your childhood immunization record
  • Photocopy of your California High School transcript if immunization information is documented on transcript
  • A copy of a lab report showing proof of immunity by blood titer

Exemption

The CSU follows the same legislation as is applicable for students in K-12. Only medical exemptions will be accepted. Click here for the COVID-19 Medical Exemption form.

Submission Options

Submit your immunization records ― include your name & student ID ― by:

  1. Online:
    1. Records must be in .pdf or .jpeg format.
    2. Log into your student health account.
    3. Click on Medical Clearances
    4. Click on Immunization Record Update to submit records
  2. Fax: (888) 318-5485

Vaccines Offered

(Not all are required)

Vaccine Type Cost
Tdap $44.35
TB Skin Test No Charge
Hepatitis A $67.65/Per Dose
Hepatitis B $56.75/Per Dose
Influenza (Flu) No Charge
TD No Charge
MMR Vaccine $80.20/Per Dose
Varicella $151.00/Per Dose
Meningitis $123.65
Quantiferon (TB test) $50

Travel Immunization

If you are planning to travel outside of the U.S., please review the required vaccinations for your destination at least 2 months prior to your departure. SHCS provides only vaccinations listed above.

Resources for vaccines that are not listed above:

COVID Vaccines & Boosters and Monkeypox

COVID-19 Vaccines and Booster vaccines are widely available in the Sacramento area and surrounding communities. For locations and availability, visit vaccinefinder.org. For CSU COVID-19 vaccine requirements and information visit COVID-19 FAQs.

MPX (Monkeypox) Vaccine: In response to this increase in cases, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and in the State of California (Governor Newsom) has declared MPX a public health emergency. In Sacramento County and surrounding areas, MPV vaccines are available in limited supply to those who meet risk eligibility criteria. Please visit Monkeypox (MPX) (saccounty.gov) (https://dhs.saccounty.gov/PUB/Pages/Communicable-Disease-Control/Monkeypox.aspx) for more information, eligibility criteria, and available locations in Sacramento County.