To assist in maintaining your health and the health of others on campus, Student Health Services offers a caring, confidential environment. The maintenance of a student health record is essential for all students. Please read below to understand the requirements for students living on and off campus.

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Student Health Services assists in maintaining your health and the health of others on campus in a caring, confidential environment. The State of New Jersey requires each student attending state-accredited institutions of higher education to provide his/her complete Student Health and Immunization Record. This is due before you move into residence halls and/or before you start classes. Every undergraduate, graduate, international, domestic, full-time, part-time and transfer student on campus must have a completed Student Health and Immunization Record on file with Student Health Services. If you are taking all of your classes online, you are NOT required to submit a Student Health and Immunization Record. If you meet on campus for even one (1) class, then please follow the instructions for “Part-Time” students.  Please note the following requirements have been broken down into enrollment categories:

ONLINE/WEBCAMPUS Graduate Students        No Student Health and Immunization Record Required

 

FULL-TIME Undergraduate and Graduate Students (Domestic, International, Transfers)

To comply with New Jersey legal requirements and Stevens’ requirements, you must be immunized /tested for the following prior to attending classes and must provide documented proof in English:

  1. Often referred to as an “MMR” vaccination: (unless born prior to January 1, 1957)

o   Two (2) doses of measles vaccine
o   Two (2) doses of mumps vaccine
o   Two (2) doses of rubella vaccine

2. Two (2) documented doses of Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or the date that you had the actual disease of chicken pox (usually in childhood)

3. A series of three (3) Hepatitis B vaccinations

  o   The first two vaccinations should be one month apart and the third vaccination should be at least six months after the first.
o   We also accept proof of immunity if you have a copy of a blood titer test, HbsAb, to verify immunity. The Hepatitis B Surface Antibody must be printed on the report as either “+” or “positive”

4. You will need Meningococcal Meningitis ACWY vaccination if you answer YES to one or more of the age and risk factor questions below. 

    • Are you 18 years of age or younger?
    • Are you 19 years of age or older and plan to happy for university housing?
    • Do you have a rare type of immune disorder called complement deficiency or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)?
    • Are you taking a type of medicine called a complement inhibitor (for example, Soliris* or Ultomiris*)?
    • Has your spleen been removed or do you have a damaged spleen, including sickle cell disease?

You will need Meningococcal Meningitis B vaccination if your answer YES to one or more of the risk factor questions below.

    • Do you have a rare type of immune disorder called complement deficiency?
    •  Are you taking a type of medicine called a complement inhibitor (for example, Soliris* or Ultomiris*)?
    •  Has your spleen been removed or do you have a damaged spleen-including sickle cell disease?

Though Meningococcal Meningitis B vaccination is not required for persons 16-23 years of age, you may choose to receive Men B vaccine to provide short-term protection against most strains of Men B disease. Learn more about meningococcal disease and Men B vaccination at www.cdc.gov/meningococcal.  Please consult with your healthcare provider if you have questions about the meningococcal vaccines or if you need to receive the vaccine to attend Stevens.

5. PPD/tuberculin skin test or interferon-based assay blood test Quantiferon Gold or T-spot

  o   This test is required regardless of whether or not you received BCG vaccine as a child
o   A recent chest x-ray written report is acceptable as well (please do not bring us the actual x-rays)
o   If you choose to have a skin test performed, it must have been administered recently (no more than 6 months before the start of classes)

6. A Physical Examination is required and must be completed within one year of enrollment to college.

PART-TIME Graduate Students 

To comply with New Jersey legal requirements and Stevens’ requirements, you must be immunized /tested for the following prior to attending classes and must provide documented proof in English:

   1.       Often referred to as an “MMR” vaccination: (unless born prior to January 1, 1957)

  o   Two (2) doses of measles vaccine
  o   Two (2) doses of mumps vaccine
  o   Two (2) doses of rubella vaccine

2.       Two (2) documented doses of Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or the date that you had the actual disease of chicken pox (usually in childhood)

3.       One (1) dose of Meningitis (A,C,Y,W-135 serogroups) vaccine ONLY required if planning to reside in Stevens-owned or Stevens-leased housing. If your initial dose was administered before your 16th birthday, you will require a booster dose.

o   Menomune, Menactra, or Menveo vaccine is acceptable in the U.S. 

o   College health centers in NJ must provide information about meningitis disease and keep records as to your response. Please fill out the survey sheet about meningitis provided in the Student Health & Immunization Record.

4.       PPD/tuberculin skin test or interferon-based assay blood test Quantiferon Gold or T-spot

o   This test is required regardless of whether or not you received BCG vaccine as a child

o   A recent chest x-ray written report is acceptable as well (please do not bring us the actual x-rays)

o   If you choose to have a skin test performed, it must be administered no more than 6 months before the start of classes

It is very important that you complete the Student Health and Immunization Record in its entirety. An incomplete Record will result in a Registrar’s Hold being placed on your account. This means you will not be able to register in person or via the Web for any future classes until all forms are received by Student Health Services.

The Student Health and Immunization Record must be submitted before you move into residence halls and/or start classes!

If you have any questions concerning the above information, please email Student Health Services at [email protected]. We will be glad to assist you.

Links for Additional Information

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6422a3.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6441a3.htm