Immunizations

Immunizations

All new and transfer students taking more than four credit hours on campus admitted to the University are required to submit a completed Report of Medical History Form provided by the Office of Admissions or Student Health Services.

 
Admitted students that have access to their school email address will be able to use the following link to upload their medical documentation: https://ecsu.medicatconnect.com

 

In addition, all new and transfer students must provide an immunization record to the university as required by the North Carolina Immunization Law (General Statutes 130A-152). Readmitted students who re-enroll after an absence of six months or more must also provide Student Health Services with updated immunization records.

Immunizations along with the Medical History form must be returned to Student Health Services NO LATER THAN JULY 15th FOR FALL ENROLLMENT, DECEMBER 4th FOR SPRING ENROLLMENT, AND MAY 1st FOR SUMMER ENROLLMENT.

All new and transfer students are required to submit documentation of state required immunizations. Students who were previously enrolled at ECSU are not required to resubmit immunization documentation. 

Per North Carolina state law, students may be WITHDRAWN FROM THE UNIVERSITY 30 days after classes begin if immunization requirements have not been met.

Immunizations REQUIRED pursuant to North Carolina state law and institutional policy:

 

Vaccine Number of Doses Required Before School Entry*

 Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis

 3 doses

 Polio

 3 doses

 Measles

 2 doses*

 Mumps

 2 doses*

 Rubella

 1 dose*

 Hepatitis B (Hep B)

 3 doses

 Varicella 

 1 dose

 

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis: Individuals entering a college or university must have 3 doses of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis; one of which must be a Tdap booster (given after 2005).

 

  • Polio:  An individual attending school who has attained their 18th birthday is not required to receive polio vaccine.

 

  • *Measles: Two doses at least 28 days apart are required for individuals entering college or university. The requirement for a second dose does not apply to individuals who entered school, college or university for the first time before July 1, 1994. A person who has been diagnosed prior to January 1, 1994 by a physician (or designee such as a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) as having measles (rubeola) or an individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against measles is not required to receive measles vaccine. Individuals born before 1957 are not required to receive measles vaccine except in measles outbreak situations.

 

  • *Mumps: Two doses are required for individuals entering college or university. A physician's diagnosis is not acceptable for mumps disease(s). Individuals must be immunized or have laboratory confirmation of disease or have been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody against mumps. Individuals born before 1957 are not required to receive the mumps vaccine.  Individuals that entered college or university before July 1, 1994 are not required to receive the vaccine. Individuals that entered school, college, or university before July 1, 2008 are not required to receive the second dose of mumps vaccine.

 

  • *Rubella: One dose is required for individuals entering college or university. A physician's diagnosis is not acceptable for rubella disease(s). Individuals must be immunized or have laboratory confirmation of rubella disease or have been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against rubella. Any individual who has attained their fiftieth birthday is not required to receive rubella vaccine except in outbreak situations. Any individual who entered college or university after their thirtieth birthday and before February 1, 1989 is not required to receive rubella vaccine except in outbreak situations.

 

  • Hepatitis B: Three doses are required for individuals entering college or university. A 2 dose series of Heplisav-B is acceptable (this vaccine is only available in the United States). Hepatitis B titers are not acceptable for this requirement; students will need to show documentation of completed vaccine series. Hepatitis B vaccine is not required if an individual was born before July 1, 1994.

 

  • Varicella: One dose or proof of laboratory confirmation of varicella disease immunity. Varicella vaccine or proof of immunity is not required if an individual was born before April 1, 2001.

 

       * Two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) will meet this requirement

 

Required vs. Recommended

North Carolina law requires individuals attending college or universities to receive certain vaccines. But in order to be fully protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, individuals should receive all immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vaccines to protect against the flu, meningitis, HPV and others are available.