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Immunizations

Understanding Vaccines.

If you have any questions regarding immunizations, you can contact Student Health Service by phone at 701-231-7331 or email ndsu.immunizations@ndsu.edu.

Please note this email account is ONLY for immunization questions. If you have a concern regarding a health condition, please call 701-231-7331 and ask to speak to a nurse. 

Immunization Requirements:

North Dakota State University requires the following immunizations for all enrolled students.
The Immunization Documentation Form is available to use for submitting records but it is not required. 

Deadlines for submitting documentation:
      Fall Semester = August 1
      Spring Semester = January 1
      Summer Semester = May 1 

      **Exception for International Students who wish to receive their vaccinations upon arrival to North Dakota

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) - MMR Information (CDC link)

  • 2 doses are required starting after age 1
  • Must have at least 28 days between dose 1 and dose 2
  • Can be given as separate or combined vaccine
  • Will accept titer results as an acceptable form of documentation if test proves immunity. (A titer is a blood draw that tests for immunity in the blood)

Meningitis (Meningococcal) - Meningitis Information (CDC link)

  • All students 21 years of age and younger must provide documentation of vaccination of Meningitis
  • Vaccination must be AFTER age 16
  • NOTE: Meningococcal-B is a separate Meningitis vaccination. It does NOT meet the NDSU requirement. 

Tuberculosis (TB) Testing Requirements:

All Students:

  • Any student who has lived in or traveled to a country for more than 30 days where there is a high incidence of tuberculosis (TB) should contact Student Health Service and ask to speak to a nurse to determine if TB screening is necessary.

International Students:

  • All International Students must schedule an appointment at Student Health Service for an International Screening appointment. A nurse will determine if TB testing is necessary.
  • This screening appointment must be scheduled prior to or within one week of arrival at NDSU.
  • Immunizations will be accepted from other countries only if they are translated in English, however, TB testing will not be accepted. 
  • If you are unable to locate vaccination records, you may receive all required immunizations upon your arrival at Student Health Service.
  • DO NOT have any immunizations given 30 days prior to your arrival at NDSU. 
  • See International Student and Study Abroad Services website for more information on orientation. 

Submit Your Records:

All documentation must contain the student's name, date of birth and student ID number. Records must have a health care provider's signature or have the facilities heading in order to be accepted. Records may be submitted through the following:

Upload to the Student Health Portal

  • Log-in to the Student Health Portal by using your NDSU electronic ID (example: Blackboard)
  • One you are logged in, click on the upload tab. There will be further instructions on this page on how to upload your records.

Fax records to 701-231-6132

Resources for Finding Immunization Records:

These are a few resources that students may use to locate copies of immunizations. You may also use the Immunization Documentation Form, but it must be signed by a health care provider. 

Available Immunizations at Student Health Service:

See below menu items:

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Vaccine

Meningococcal (Meningitis) Vaccine


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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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