Tennessee requires new full-time enrollees in higher education institutions with enrollments larger than 200 students to be up to date on immunizations. Full-time means for undergraduates enrolling in at least 12 semester hours, or equivalent and graduate students enrolling in at least 9 semester hours, or equivalent.
New Meningitis Immunization Requirement (students living on-campus ONLY)
Proof of immunity to Varicella is required by meeting one of the following four criteria:
Proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella may be provided by meeting one of the following five criteria:
The State of Tennessee mandates that MTSU provide information concerning Hepatitis B infection and Meningococcal disease to all students entering MTSU for the first time. All new undergraduates and graduate students will need to electronically sign an acknowledgment form before they can register. This form is located within PipelineMT. If under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian will have to sign and submit this form.
Instructions for locating/completing the form:
This form is required if you would like to request an exemption from the immunization
requirement because it conflicts with your religious beliefs and practices.
Note: A hold is automatically set to prevent a student's registration until the process is completed. Once completed, the hold automatically removes and the student is clear to register. There is no need to contact Health Services to remove the hold since everything is automatic.
Location of immunization records: Adults can have difficulty locating childhood immunization records. You should check
with family members who may have copies of childhood records. You should try to contact
the original immunization provider: if a local health department, contact them directly;
if a private medical office, contact that office. Schools may have copies of immunization
certificates in student files. Children born after the mid-1990's may have records
entered in a state-managed immunization registry; such registries now exist in many
states, but are unlikely to contain information on adults. If records cannot be located,
vaccination is recommended - additional doses of vaccine are not harmful.
For more information: visit http://twis.tn.gov or http://health.state.tn.us/CEDS/required.htm.
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