All incoming Penn College students are strongly advised to meet the CDC and American College Health Association immunization guidelines prior to starting classes. (Penn College Health Services provides immunizations on a fee-for-service basis.)
All students are required to complete the following immunization series
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
All college students born after 1956 without lab evidence of disease. 2 doses of MMR at least 28 days apart after 12 months of age.
Childhood series: 5-dose series at 2, 4, 6, 15–18 months, 4–6 years. Adolescents age 11–12 years: 1 dose Tdap. A Td vaccine booster is required if it has been greater than ten years since the Tdap was administered.
3-dose series given at 0, 1–2, 6–18 months of age
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Without history of disease, 2-dose series: 12–15 months, 4–6yrs.
Meningococcal (Meningitis), MCV4:
2-dose series: 11–12 years, 16 years. One dose must be on or after 16th birthday. PA State mandated for on campus housing residents.
Meningococcal Serogroup B
Bexsero: 2-dose series at least 1 month apart. Trumenba: 3-dose series at 0, 1–2, 6 months. (Note: This vaccine alone does not satisfy the Meningococcal Housing Requirement.
Tuberculosis (TB) Screening (International students only)
All international students arriving in the United States within the past five years from countries with endemic Tuberculosis must meet Penn College's Tuberculosis (TB) screening (PPD skin testing, Quantiferon TB Gold or T-spot, and/or chest X-ray) requirement. This requirement is in keeping with current CDC guidelines.
- The Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Requirement (for international students) cannot be declined.
Submitting Your Immunization Records
All incoming undergraduate and graduate students must submit proof of immunizations prior to their arrival on campus. Use the two-step process outlined on this page to submit your information.
PRINT and TAKE the Immunization Verification Form to your health care provider for completion.
|2||Enter your immunizations and upload documentation of your immunization records from your provider to myHealth Online.
All records must include your full name, date of birth, and student ID number.
*Records are due on or before the date you move on campus and/or start classes, whichever comes first. You will not be permitted to move into the residence halls without Meningococcal MCV4 documentation on file. Failure of any student to provide immunization records will result in a scheduling hold.
Documentation of your immunizations require the signature of your medical provider. You can download the forms below to take to your medical provider. (Medical provider forms are also accepted for documentation. Please ensure your full name, date of birth, and student ID number are on the forms.)
- Based on a recent Pennsylvania statute for educational institutions, you have five days to submit documentation. Penn College will evaluate compliance weekly.
- If you have a medical contraindication to any of Penn College's immunization requirements, submit a letter of explanation, signed by both you and your medical provider.
- Waiver forms are available to those students who have a strong personal objection to vaccination with one or more of the required vaccines. Please be aware that if a communicable disease outbreak occurs, those who are not properly vaccinated or have a waiver due to a personal or religious belief will be the first to be asked to leave campus for their own safety.
- For information about specific vaccinations, see the CDC vaccine information statements.