Immunizations

Attention New Students:

All incoming students starting in or after Fall 2021 will need to submit proof of immunizations in accordance with CSU Executive Order 803.

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

 

Students Admitted for Fall 2021 and Thereafter

The following immunization requirements apply to students admitted for Fall 2021 and future years

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 and undergo screening/risk assessment for tuberculosis:

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

Full Requirements and Suggested Vaccination Dosage Information

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 & 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 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 between the age 16 and age 21
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 of 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.

Fresno State students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to obtain the following immunizations (please discuss with

your provider):

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 conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, & W-

135)

Students between the age of 21 and 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:

1. Submit Documentation

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.

Upload your documentation at the Fresno State Student Health Portal. This link will be added soon. The University will only accept immunization documentation via the online portal.

2. Be immunized

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.

3. Have a blood test

 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.

4. Request a waiver or exemption

  • Medical: 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 online.