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Student Health and Counseling Center

Immunizations

Attention New Students:

All incoming students starting in or after Spring 2022 will need to submit proof of immunizations in accordance with CSU Executive Order 803.

Please visit the Student Health portal to enter your immunization information and upload your documentation.  

Please note that you will not be able to submit proof of immunizations until you have created your Fresno State student email account.

The following immunization requirements apply to students admitted for Spring 2022 and future years

The California State University (CSU) is committed to the protection of health and wellness of all students. To comply with this goal, the CSU requires that students are current for the immunizations listed below and undergo screening/risk assessment for tuberculosis:

  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B) - Students age 18 & younger only
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Meningococcal conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, & W-135) - Students age 21 & younger only
  • Screening/Risk Assessment: Tuberculosis (TB)

The California State University (CSU) is committed to the protection of health and wellness of all students. To comply with this overarching goal, the CSU requires that students are current for the immunizations listed below.

Fresno State students are REQUIRED to obtain the following vaccines and undergo screening/risk assessment for Tuberculosis:

Required Immunizations 
Required Immunizations & Screenings Required Dosage & Screening Information
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday;

OR positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease).

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday;

OR positive titer.

Note: History of contracting the disease does not meet compliance.

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) One (1) dose on or after age 11. Must have been received within the past 10 years.
Meningococcal conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, & W-135) One (1) dose on or after age 16 for all students age 21 or younger.
Hepatitis B (Hep B) Students age 18 and younger ( CA Health & Safety Code, Sec. 120390.5)
Screening/Risk Assessment: Tuberculosis (TB)

All incoming students must complete a Tuberculosis risk questionnaire. Incoming students who are at higher risk* for TB infection, as indicated by answering “yes” to any of the screening questions, should undergo either skin or blood testing for TB infection within 1 year of CSU entry.

*Higher risk include travel to or living in South &Central America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East; prior positive TB test; or exposure to someone with active TB disease.

 

Recommended Immunizations 
Recommended Immunizations Recommended Groups
Hepatitis A (Hep A) All students regardless of age.
Hepatitis B (Hep B) Students age 19 and older.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) For women and men through age 26.
Influenza (Flu) Annually; All students regardless of age.
 
Meningococcal B (Meningitis B) Students age 16 – 23 who elect vaccination after discussion with their healthcare provider
 
Meningococcal conjugate (Meningitis) Students up to age 23
Pneumococcal For students with certain medical conditions (e.g. severe asthma, diabetes, chronic liver or kidney disease)
Poliovirus (Polio) Regardless of age, if the series was not completed as a child
Immunizations for international travel Based on destination
 

 

Compliance with the requirements can be met in the following ways:

Examples of acceptable proof of immunization may include a copy of the student's immunization record, including the name and date(s) of immunization or date and results of blood testing indicating immunity. Acceptable proof of immunization may be provided by the student's high school, private health care provider, local health department, or campus health center.

You must submit proof of your immunizations before you will be allowed to register for your second semester. If you do not submit verification, you will not be able to register for classes.

It can take up to 10 business days to process documentation once entered into the SHCC Portal. You will receive a message through the SHCC Portal after submission if you are missing any requirements.

Enter your immunization information and upload your documentation at the Fresno State Student Health Portal by clicking Medical Clearances on the left after you sign in. Click for further instructions. The University will only accept immunization documentation via the online portal.

For those who do not have documentation, immunizations can be obtained from:

  • A private health care provider
  • A local clinic or County Public Health Department
  • The Fresno State Student Health and Counseling Center. Schedule a visit using your Student Health Portal once you are an enrolled student.

A titer and/or surface antibody test will determine if an individual is immune either by past immunization or by having had the disease. Blood tests are available at:

  • A private health care provider
  • A local clinic or County Public Health Department
  • At the Student Health and Counseling Center. Schedule a visit using your Student Health Portal once an individual is an enrolled student

If the titer/antibody test is negative, please call the Student Health and Counseling Center at 559-278-2734.

If medical circumstances contraindicate immunization, an individual may be granted an exemption. Please submit a doctor's certification.

Adults 19 years of age and older who are uninsured or under-insured may be eligible to receive vaccines through Fresno County's Health Department through the Vaccines for Adults (VFA) program.

More information visit eligibility and clinic hours.