Valparaiso University is committed to maintaining a healthy campus community and part of that initiative begins at admission. Immunizations currently required are those mandated by the Indiana State Law (IC 21-40-5).
Current Immunizations/Testing requirements for students:

Required:

Measles, mumps, and rubella – MMR

  • All students must have two (2) doses of MMR.
  • The first dose must be given after 12 months of age.
  • The second dose must be given at least 28 days after the first.
  • The MMR immunization is available at the Health Center.

Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis – Tdap 

  • All incoming students will need a Tdap within the last 10 years.
  • The Tdap is available at the Health Center.

Meningococcal (MenACWY)

  • One dose required on or after the 16th birthday.
  • The MenACWY is available at the Health Center.

Meningococcal (MenB-4C or Bexsero – 2 DOSES REQUIRED) or (Men-FHbp or Trumenba – 2 DOSES REQUIRED)

  • Only students 23 years or younger
  • Once a type of MenB series is started the same series needs to be continued.
  • Both Bexsero and Trumenba are available at the Health Center.

Tuberculosis (TB) Questionaire 

  • TB questionnaire within the Health Form is to be completed.
  • College of Nursing students is required to have an annual TB skin test unless a positive reactor to the PPD.
  • If you have had a positive TB skin test, you must have proof of a negative chest x-ray.
  • The TB skin test (PPD) and the blood test, Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA), are available at the Health Center.

Recommended:

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 

Varicella

All vaccines listed above are available at the Health Center.

Send questions to the Health Center at health.center@valpo.edu

 

Did you know that certain vaccines are recommended for adults and adolescents?

Take this quiz to find out which vaccines you may need. This quiz provides information for people age 11 years and older.

 Immunization Quiz