Student Immunizations

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all students are appropriately immunized and to provide protection from vaccine preventable diseases.

Policy

Resident students (living on campus) will not be allowed reside in Lynn University housing without proof of immunization. A hold will be placed on the student's ability to move-in or remain in housing if requirements are not met by articulated submission date(s).

In accordance with Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.001(9), prior to registration, each student accepted for admission at Lynn University, who will be living on campus, must submit a signed Immunization Form. Lynn University requires documented proof of immunizations to Measles and Rubella. In addition, pursuant to Florida Board of Governors Regulations 6.007, effective July 1, 2008, students must also provide documentation of vaccinations against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B or provide a signed waiver for the declined vaccinations.

Definitions

Not Applicable.

Procedures/Guidelines

Acceptable proof of immunization are as follows:

MMR (MEASLES, MUMPS, AND RUBELLA):

Students can be considered compliant for measles only if they have official documentation of at least one of the following:

  1. Immunization with TWO (2) DOSES of MMR virus vaccine on or after the first birthday and at least 28 days apart. Persons vaccinated with killed or unknown vaccine prior to 1968 must be revaccinated.
  2. Laboratory (serologic) evidence of measles, mumps and rubella immunity.
  3. A written, dated statement, signed by a physician on his/her stationery, that specifies the date seen and stating that the person has had an illness characterized by a generalized rash lasting three (3) or more days, a fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, a cough and conjunctivitis, and, in the physician’s opinion, is diagnosed to have had the ten-day measles (rubeola).

MENINGOCOCCAL MENINGITIS:

Students can be considered compliant for Meningococcal Meningitis if they provide proof of the following:

  1. Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine (Menactra, Menveo, Menomune, MPSV4, MCV4). The vaccine must be current within give (5) years of the first semester living on campus.

HEPATITIS B:

Students can be considered compliant for hepatitis B only if they have documentation of at least one of the following:

  1. Official documentation of immunization with THREE (3) DOSES of hepatitis B vaccine in accordance with the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
  2. Laboratory (serologic) evidence of hepatitis B immunity (positive hepatitis surface antibody).
  3. A signed waiver declining the vaccine

For more information about this policy, please contact the Health Center.

Policy updated on: Aug. 21, 2018