Requirements (for students living on-campus)
Meningitis – See the Student Life section of this catalog for more information.
Requirements (for students enrolling in health-related courses)
Students enrolling in health-related courses that involve direct patient contact (Nursing and Clinical Laboratory Science) must meet the following immunization criteria:
Measles - Persons born since January 1, 1957, must have two doses since 12 months of age, with the doses coming at least 30 days apart.
Mumps - Persons born since January 1, 1957, must have at least one dose since 12 months of age.
Rubella - Must have at least one dose since 12 months of age.
Tetanus/Diphtheria - Must have one dose within the past 10 years.
Hepatitis B - A complete series or proof of immunity is encouraged for any student enrolling in health-related courses that involve direct patient contact, especially with patients' blood (i.e., Nursing, Clinical Laboratory Science, and some Pre-Med courses). Nursing and Clinical Laboratory Science students are required to take the hepatitis series or sign a waiver.
Recommendations (for all students)
Measles - All students enrolling in institutions of higher education should have two doses of the measles vaccine prior to the start of classes.
Meningitis - Recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). For more information, log onto the Tarleton Student Health Center website at www.tarleton.edu/healthservices.
Tetanus/Diphtheria - Tetanus vaccines are effective for about 10 years and need to be boosted at that interval; they should be given in combination with the diphtheria vaccine.