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Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Immunization Requirement

The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education requires students enrolled in a course offered for credit at an institution in the North Dakota University System to submit documentation of immunity to the diseases of measles, mumps and rubella.

Students enrolled only in distance learning or other courses taught off campus and students enrolled only in continuing education or non-credit courses are exempt from this policy.

The MMR Immunization Requirement form (found below) should be completed by a licensed physician, nurse or authorized representative of a state or local health department and sent by mail or fax to:

Student Health Service
NDSU Dept. 5150
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Fax (701) 231-6132
Phone (701) 231-6366

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Immunization Documentation

NEW Meningitis Immunization Requirement

Effective Fall 2012, newly admitted students ages 21 and younger residing in campus housing MUST provide documentation of vaccination against meningococcal disease after the age of 16. 

Meningitis Immmunization Form 

Tuberculosis Screening Requirement

North Dakota State University requires documentation of tuberculosis (TB)screening within six months prior to or after college entrance with a Mantoux skin test for those students meeting the following criteria:

  • Contact with a person known to have active tuberculosis
  • Signs or symptoms of active TB such as chronic cough, bloody sputum, fever, night sweats or weight loss
  • Health care worker
  • Volunteer or employee of a nursing home, prison or other residential institution
  • History of injection of illicit drugs
  • Have been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition that may
    impair your immune system:
  • Cancer of the head and neck or lung
  • Chronic malabsorption syndromes
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • HIV infection
  • Intestinal bypass or gastrectomy (stomach removal)
  • Leukemias, lymphoma or Hodgkin’s disease
  • Low body weight (10% or more below ideal or BMI of 18 or less)
  • Organ transplantation
  • Silicosi
  • Immunosuppressed from steroid use receiving equivalent of Prednisone 15 mg/day or more for 1 month or more.
  • Within the past five years have lived or traveled for more than 30 days in a country where there is a “high incidence” of TB (see below). This includes many countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and South America. (The United States has a low incidence of TB.)

“High Incidence” areas are defined as areas with reported or estimated incidence of ≥20 cases per 100,000 population: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Columbia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

“Low Incidence” areas are defined as areas with reported or estimated incidence of <20 cases per 100,000 population: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway,Oman, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, West Bank and Gaza Strip. 

Sources of documentation may be obtained from your physician, public health clinic, high school, college or military records. The TB Screening documentation form can be found below and should be sent via mail or fax to: 

Student Health Service
NDSU Dept. 5150 
PO Box 6050 
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Fax (701) 231-6132
Phone (701) 231-6366

Tuberculosis Screening Documentation


Note: Transfer students must request records be sent to NDSU Student Health Service.

HPV Vaccine

Protect yourself from the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer. 

HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States with about 6.2 million cases diagnosed annually. 

The HPV vaccine is available at the Student Health Service for both men and women and is given in a series of three injections during a six month period. The Student Health Service, in collaboration with the North Dakota Department of Health, is able to offer the HPV vaccine at a reduced rate if you are currently enrolled at NDSU and uninsured, or underinsured.

If you have insurance, find out the limits of your coverage before you come in for your appointment.

Click to learn more about the HPV vaccine at www.gardasil.com.

Call 231-7331 to make an appointment at the Student Health Service today.


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7331/ Fax: (701) 231-6132
Campus address: Wallman Wellness Center 102
Physical/delivery address: 18th Street and Centennial Blvd., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5150/ PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Friday, September 19, 2014 3:18:49 PM