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Type: University Policy
Division: Student Affairs
Office: ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS

Contact Phone Number: 503-838-8845
Contact Email Address: health@wou.edu

TITLE
Immunization Requirements
POLICY NUMBER
ASA-04-008
RESPONSIBLE OFFICER UNIVERSITY CONTACT
Vice President for Student Affairs Student Health and Counseling Center
SUMMARY

To be in compliance with Oregon Administrative Rule 580-010-005, Oregon Administrative Rule 333-050-0130, and Oregon Revised Statutes 433.273, Western Oregon University requires that all students present appropriate proof of immunizations and medical tests.

APPLICABLE TO
Any full time student (9 or more credits) born on or after January 1, 1957
DEFINITIONS
AUTHORITY

Oregon Administrative Rule 580-010-0005

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_500/oar_580/580_010.html
 

Oregon Administrative Rule 333-050-0130

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_300/oar_333/333_050.html

 

FULL STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY

POLICY STATEMENT

Following the recommendations from the American College Health Association (ACHA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP), and the Oregon Health Division (OHD); incoming students (those taking 9 or more undergraduate or graduate hours) will be required to provide proof of immunization for the following:

Required:

1. Rubeola (Red measles) – students born January 1, 1957 or later must show proof of two doses of measles vaccine, the first dose after 12 months of age.

2. Rubella (German measles) – students born January 1, 1957 or later must show proof of one immunization after 12 months of age.

Recommended:

1. Tuberculosis – A tuberculin skin test (either PPD or Tine) within 12 months of admission. Students who show a positive reaction to the skin test must have a chest x-ray. A written record of the date of the x-ray results and physician’s signature is required. Students who have a past history of a positive skin test or tuberculosis much have a chest x-ray within 12 months of admission. Written documentation is required, including date and results of positive skin test, treatment, and medication taken.

2. Mumps – One booster dose

3. Rubella – (German/3-day measles) – one booster dose

4. Meningitis – One dose of Meningococcal – Menomune or Menactra

5. Hepatitis A Series – Two doses

6. Hepatitis B Series – Three doses

7. Varicella – (Chicken pox) – One dose

8. Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis – Booster dose within the last 10 years

9. Polio

 

PROCEDURES

Each entering student is required to provide a completed Health History form, including documentation of dates required immunizations were given, to the Student Health and Counseling Center. Accepted documentation may be a copy of doctor’s office or medical clinic records, public health department records, personal immunization card (provided by clinic staff), previous high school or college immunization records. 

Each term, the Registrar’s Office will provide the Student Health and Counseling Center with a list of new incoming students. A Medical Hold will be placed on the record of each student not in compliance and that student will not be able to register for the following term. This Medical Hold will be removed by the Student Health and Counseling Center only when the student provides documentation of immunizations or exemption statements. 

Immunization requirements may be waived for students who have certain medical conditions or for non-medical (religious or personal conviction) reasons. Qualifying medical conditions may include pregnancy or breast feeding, diseases which lower resistance to infection, or present use of medications which lower resistance to infection. Non-medical exemptions include having a belief system, practices or ethical values which prohibit the use of immunizations. Please be aware that waived students may be removed from classes if an outbreak of the disease occurs.

All students requesting medical immunization exemption are required to come to the Student Health and Counseling Center in person within two weeks of their first registered term in order to sign a waiver from and receive verbal and written information about the waiver.

Students requesting non-medical immunization exemption have two options for completing the waiver. The student may come to the Student Health and Counseling Center in person to sign the waiver, or may log on to www.healthoregon.org/vaccineexemption, complete the online training module, print the completed certificate, and bring the certificate to the Student Health and Counseling Center. 

REFERENCED OR RELATED POLICIES
Health Requirements for International Students
RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
Senate Bill 132 amending Oregon Revised Statutes 433.267, 433.273 and 433.284
HISTORY
APPROVAL DATE:
EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/01/1992
LAST UPDATED: 05/01/2006

HISTORICAL DETAIL NOTES:

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