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Immunizations

Students are able to schedule appointments online using the Student Health Portal  or by calling 701-231-7331. Current immunization documentation can also be uploaded through the portal. 

If you have any questions regarding immunizations, feel free to email ndsu.immunizations@ndsu.edu. Please note, this email is for immunization questions only. We do not encourage documents to be sent via email as due to the inherit insecure nature of email we cannot guarantee the privacy and security of records sent. Please use the Student Health Portal for uploading documents. If you have questions regarding a health condition, contact the clinic and ask to speak to a nurse. 

Tuberculosis (TB)

If you have lived in or traveled to a country for more than 30 days where there is a high incidence of tuberculosis (TB), please contact Student Health Service and ask to speak to a nurse to determine if TB screening is necessary.

Required Immunizations:

In accordance with the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policy and the North Dakota University System Procedure, the following screening and immunization documentation is required by North Dakota State University.

Immunization Documentation Form

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Required For All Students:

The deadline to submit immunization documentation is August 1st for Fall Semester, January 1st for Spring Semester and May 1st for Summer Semester.

 

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Immunization Requirements:

     −   2 doses are required either as separate vaccines or as a combined vaccine
     −   The first dose should have been given after 1st birthday
     −   Dose 1 and dose 2 need to be at least 28 days apart
     −   MMR titer is acceptable to show immunity, no vaccine would be required if immune on titer. A titer is a
          blood test to show that a student is immune to the disease.  

MMR Information - CDC link

 

  • Meningitis Requirement:
    −   If you are 21 years of age or younger and living OFF CAMPUS, the Meningitis is NOT required. However, we
         do request that student's fill out the Immunization Documentation Form and write in their address under the
         Meningitis section, sign and date the form. This can be uploaded to the Student Health Portal.
    −   If you are 22 years of age and older, no action is needed.

Required For Students Living in Campus Housing:

The deadline to submit immunization documentation is August 1st for Fall Semester, January 1st for Spring Semester, and May 1st for Summer Semester.

  • Meningitis Immunization Requirements:
    Students ages 21 and under and residing in NDSU campus housing must show:
        -  Documentation of Meningitis Vaccine
        -  Dose must be given after the 16th birthday or a booster vaccine will need to be administered

    Meningitis Information - CDC link

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Immunization Requirements:
       
    -  2 doses are required either as separate vaccines or as a combined vaccine
        -  The first dose should have been given after 1st birthday
        -  Dose 1 and dose 2 need to be at least 28 days apart
        -  MMR titer is acceptable to show immunity, no vaccine would be required if immune on titer. A titer is a 
           blood test to show that student is immune for the disease.

    MMR Information - CDC link

Requirements for International Students:

It is an expectation to have your international screening completed within one week of your arrival. At this appointment a nurse will complete screening for tuberculosis and any required immunizations. 

DO NOT have any immunizations given 30 days prior to your arrival at NDSU. 

Immunization documentation will be accepted from other countries but they must be translated to English. However, tuberculosis (TB) screening documentation will not be accepted. This will have to be completed upon your arrival to NDSU. 

  • Tuberculosis Screening Requirements:
    Students are required to be evaluated in Student Health Service to identify country of origin. Here is a list of the high incidence countries for Tuberculosis (TB).  If a student is from one of these countries, the student will be tested for TB at the same time of the appointment in Student Health Service.
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Immunization Requirements:
         −  2 doses are required either as separate vaccines or as a combined vaccine
         −  The first dose should have been given after 1st birthday
         −  Dose 1 and dose 2 need to be at least 28 days apart
         −  MMR titer is acceptable to show immunity, no vaccine would be required if immune on titer. A titer is a
              blood test to show that student is immune for the disease.

    MMR Information - CDC link
  • Meningitis Immunization Requirements:
    Students ages 21 and under and residing in NDSU campus housing must show:
         −  Documentation of Meningitis Vaccine
         −  Dose must be given after the 16th birthday or a booster vaccine will need to be administered

    Meningitis Information - CDC link

Other Available Immunizations:

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

Helpful Hints to Locate Immunization Records:

There are a few resources that students may use to locate copies of immunizations. These include:


Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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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, August 21, 2015 4:00:17 PM