The General Assembly of Tennessee requires entering students to complete an immunization compliance process.
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All immunization records must be submitted within seven (7) business days before the date on which the student moves into University housing for on-campus/ residential students, or seven (7) business days before the first day of classes for off-campus/ commuting students.
Adequate immunization for each required vaccine or vaccine component consists of the following:
Required ONLY for students living on-campus
- Requirement: Documentation of one dose of meningococcal vaccine given on or after the sixteenth birthday. If the initial vaccine for meningitis was given prior to the age of 16 years, immunization requirements will not be met unless an additional booster vaccine is given after the sixteenth birthday. This is in accordance with the “Recommended Immunization Schedule” published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- More information regarding vaccination against meningococcal disease is available at Meningococcal Vaccines for Preteens, Teens.
- Requirement: Documentation of two doses of varicella vaccine given at least 28 days apart or a (+) antibody titer.
- Students born before January 1, 1980 are exempt.
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
- Requirement: Documentation of two doses of vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella given at least 28 days apart or a (+) antibody titer.
- Students born before January 1, 1957 are exempt.
In addition, Hepatitis B immunizations are not required but are strongly recommended. All students must complete the Hepatitis B Form, which is located on the MedProctor Portal.
In addition to the exemptions for MMR and Varicella described above, a student is exempt from the immunization requirements if:
A physician licensed by the Board of Medical Examiners, the Board of Osteopathic Examiners, or a Health Department determines that a particular vaccine is contraindicated for one or more of the following reasons:
(a) The individual meets the criteria for contraindication set forth in the manufacturer’s vaccine package insert; (b) The individual meets the criteria for contraindication published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control or the ACIP; or (c) In the best professional judgment of the physician, based upon the individual’s condition and history, the risk of harm from the vaccine outweighs the potential benefit.
Students should submit a Reasonable Accommodation Form to MedProctor.
Vaccinations conflict with his or her religious belief and practices. Students should submit the Religious Exemption Form to MedProctor.
Active service members or veterans can submit their Military ID or DD 214 to MedProctor to clear these immunization requirements.
A student who has been exempted from a particular vaccination must comply with the immunization requirements for any vaccines from which he or she has not been exempted.