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Immunization Requirement

Louisiana Law (R.S. 17:170.1/Schools of Higher Learning) requires all students entering Nicholls State University to be immunized for the following: Measles (2 Doses), Mumps, Rubella required for those born on or after January 1, 1957; Tetanus-Diphtheria (within the past 10 years); and against Meningococcal disease (Meningitis). The following guidelines are for the purpose of implementing the requirements of Louisiana R.S. 17:170.1, and of meeting the established recommendations for control of vaccine-preventable diseases as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to the United States Public Health Service (ACIP); and the American College Health Association (ACHA). Students not meeting the MMR & TD requirement will be prevented from registering for subsequent semesters. Student’s registration will not be complete until they have complied with the meningococcal vaccination requirement.

REQUIREMENT:

TWO (2) doses of measles vaccine; at least one (1) dose each of rubella and mumps vaccine; a tetanus-diphtheria booster (AT LEAST 10 YEARS CURRENT); One (1) dose of Menomune® (MPSV4) or Menactra (MCV4) preferably at entrance into college.

Measles requirement: Two (2) doses of live vaccine given at any age, except that the vaccine must have been given on or after the first birthday, in 1968 or later, and without Immune Globulin. A second dose of measles vaccine must meet this same requirement, but should not have been given within 30 days of the first dose. A history of physician-diagnosed measles is acceptable for establishing immunity, but should be accepted with caution unless you were the diagnosing physician.

Tetanus-Diphtheria requirement: A booster dose of vaccine given within the past ten (10) years. Students can be considered to have completed a primary series earlier in life, unless they state otherwise.

Meningitis Requirement: One (1) dose of Menomune® (MPSV4) or Menactra (MCV4) preferably at entrance into college.

Exemption Requirement: If a student requests exemption for medical or personal reasons, the Exemption Request must be obtained from the University Health Services office and signed. An exempted student may be excluded from campus and from classes in the event of an outbreak of measles, mumps, rubella, or meningitis until the outbreak is over or until the student submits proof of immunization.

Immunizations available at University Health Services:

Hepatitis B Vaccine ($50 each/$150 3 doses)
Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) ($30)
Menactra (Meningitis Vaccine) ($120)
TB Skin Testing ($10)

**Prices are subject to change based on manufacturer cost**

Please call (985) 493-2600 to make an appointment or if you have any questions.

Forms

Immunization Compliance (PDF File)
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Students must provide proof of immunization to University Health Services.  The student should provide either a completed Proof of Immunization Compliance form or a copy of his/her immunization record from a public health clinic, physician’s office, military, or other.

Please mail completed  Proof of Immunization Compliance to the following address, or fax it to (985) 493-2601.  You can also email a scanned copy of your record to healthservices@nicholls.edu.

Nicholls State University
University Health Services
P.O. Box 2054
Thibodaux, LA 70310

Revised July 2013

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