Student Health Center
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Mandatory Immunizations for Undergraduates

  •  Seattle University requires all students, staff and faculty enrolled in undergraduate courses to provide documentation that they have had two doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), a Tetanus booster (Td or Tdap) in the last 10 years, and 3 doses of the Hepatitis B series.

    In addition to the above immunizations, it is strongly recommended that you complete the usual childhood vaccine series and consider the Meningococcal vaccine. Immunization experts have issued a new vaccination recommendation for meningococcal disease stating that all first-year students living in residence halls should be immunized against meningococcal disease, a rare, but potentially fatal, bacterial infection commonly referred to as meningitis.

    Seattle University, however, at this time does not require the vaccine. The Student Health Center, like other primary care clinics, offers all of the requied vaccines.

    You must submit proof of immunization to the Student Health Center prior to your arrival on campus or attending classes. We will accept photocopies of official immunization records from your health care provider’s office or records from your high school. If you do not have vaccine records, you may take the attached form to your health care provider’s office to be completed and signed.  You may submit your records via fax, email, mail or drop them by our office. If you choose to send your records electronically (fax or email), you do not need to submit additional hardcopies. Please include your name, student ID and date of birth on any records that you submit. We are no longer accepting immunization records via the Online Student Health Portal due to technical issues.

    To prevent delays, please do not call/email to confirm receipt of immunization records. We will follow up with you if your records are incomplete. It is also important to make sure your records are legible, as they will not be accepted if the dates are not clear.

     The Student Health Center provides all the standard vaccines at cost, but we encourage you to obtain them before your arrival on campus. Private and the university sponsored insurance typically will cover the costs of vaccinations if you should need them. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Student Health Center.