New Immunization Requirements for Fall 2023 Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students
To promote health and safety, the Chancellor’s Office of the California State University has revised and updated Executive Order 803, Immunization Requirements with updated immunization and tuberculosis (TB) requirements. All new students entering CSUN for the first time in Fall Semester 2023 will be required to have had the following immunizations or show proof of immunity to these diseases:
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
- Hepatitis B (Hep B) if you are age 18 or under when you come to CSUN.
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
- Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap)
- Meningococcal Disease (Serogroups A, C, Y, W-135)
- Tuberculosis Screening/Risk Assessment (TB)
|Vaccine||Proof of Immunization or Immunity|
|Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)||2 doses on or after 1st birthday if born in 1957 or later. OR Titer showing immunity.|
|Varicella (Chicken Pox)||2 doses on or after 1st birthday if born in 1980 or later. OR Titer showing immunity.|
|Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Td or Tdap)||1 dose for Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) at age 7 or later. Td booster if last dose was more than 10 years ago.|
|Meningococcal Quadrivalent (A, C, Y, W-135)||1 dose on or after age 16 for all students under 22 years of age.|
|Hepatitis B Vaccine (for new students 18 and under)||3 doses, at 0, 1, and 4-6 months apart. (CA Health & Safety Code, Sec. 120390.5) An antibody titer to show immunity after immunizations are complete is also recommended.|
|TB screening form (all students)||Complete the TB Questionnaire through your myHealth patient portal. 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 and Central America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East; prior positive TB test; or exposure to someone with active TB disease.
All records for immunizations and TB screening required by Executive Order 803 must be submitted no later than the beginning of their first term of enrollment. If requirements are not met, it may result in the inability to enroll in classes for the following semester.
If you would like assistance with submitting your immunizations and completing the TB screening, please call the Klotz Student Health Center at 818-677-3666, Option 1. We can assist you over the phone, or make an appointment for you at the Klotz Center to help you meet these system-wide requirements.
The following are EO 803 recommended immunizations and screenings. The CSU strongly encourages students to obtain these immunizations and screenings. Please discuss these options with your healthcare provider:
- Hepatitis A (Hep A)
- Hepatitis B (Hep B) for students 19 years of age and older
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Influenza (Flu shot provided annually)
- Meningococcal B (Meningitis B)
- Poliovirus (Polio)
*PLEASE NOTE: As an incoming new student, you are able to submit your immunization documents once you are enrolled in your classes for the Fall 2023 semester.
How to Comply with the Immunization Requirements
To submit your proof of immunization or immunity, please obtain your immunization records or your medical record of antibody titers for proof of these diseases. Documentation can be obtained from your healthcare provider, healthcare clinic, or your school nurse.
We encourage you to upload your immunization records and/or antibody titers to the myHealth Portal. How to “Submit Immunization Documents” via Student Portal provides detailed step-by-step instructions on how to upload your document to the patient portal. *Please note: Students will not have access to this portal until they are currently enrolled.
You are also welcome to email your immunization records and/or antibody titers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your full name, CSUN Student ID number, and phone number where we can reach you in the email.
If you need further assistance, please call (818) 677-3666, Option 1.
We thank you for complying with these requirements!
Receiving Immunizations and Titers (Lab Test) at Klotz SHC
Low cost immunizations & titers are available at the Klotz Student Health Center. If a students qualify for VFC (Vaccines for Children) and/or an HPV Merck vaccine program available at the Klotz Student Health Center, they could qualify for free immunizations.
If you have additional questions or would like to make an appointment, please call the Klotz Student Health Center at (818) 677-3666, Option 1.
EO 803 Immunization- TB Screening Form
All students incoming to CSUN in the Fall 2022 semester must update their TB Risk Screen prior to their Spring 2023 registration date.
- Login to the MyHealth Portal.
- Once you are logged in, select Medical Clearances on the left menu selection.
- Select the Update Button for TB Risk Screen.
- Answer the questions to the best of your ability and select Submit Final.
- If your responses to all the questions were "No" then you have completed your TB Clearance.
- If you answer "Yes" to any of the questions on the TB Risk Screen, please complete the Tuberculosis Testing item of Medical Clearances.
If you need to schedule a TB clearance or have any questions, please call the Klotz Student Health Center at (818) 677-3666, Option 1.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m a continuing CSUN student for Fall 2023. Do I need to comply with these required immunizations?
No, only first year students and transfer students entering CSUN in Fall 2023 or after must comply. However, these vaccines are recommended by the CDC to protect you and others, so we do encourage you to consider getting them if you have not had them yet. Please talk to your health care provider or the Klotz Student Health Center at 818-677-3666, Option 1.
I’m coming to CSUN in Fall 2023. What if I need to get some of these required immunization(s)?
You can receive the immunizations at your healthcare provider’s office or local healthcare facility. Additional sites near you can be found at LA County primary care facilities. LA County provides vaccinations at no or low cost.
Is there a charge for immunizations?
Your vaccines may be free if you have insurance and are obtained from an outside healthcare provider. At the SHC, we can only offer immunizations at wholesale cost and provide you with a receipt for your insurance company that you can use to apply for reimbursement. Medi-Cal will not reimburse from an SHC receipt, so you may prefer to go to your local Medi-Cal provider or County facility. If you are 18 or under, and do not have health insurance/Medi-Cal, you may be eligible for free vaccines under the Vaccines for Children program. For more information visit VFC clinic locations. The Klotz SHC also provides VFC vaccines to those eligible.
What is considered an acceptable immunization record?
Acceptable records include records signed by a licensed healthcare provider confirming immunization or immunity to the specifically named diseases. If immunization records are in another language other than English, the record must be translated to English and signed by a licensed healthcare provider.
Are exemptions allowed?
Personal or religious exemptions to these requirements are not allowed by EO 803. Medical exemptions requested by a licensed healthcare professional will be considered.
Academic Program and Fieldwork or Clinical Placement Requirements per EO 803
All students enrolled in health care fields of study or teacher education programs are required to provide documentation regarding the completion of immunizations and health screenings as established by the state licensing agencies or clinical placement sites or fieldwork sites. Students should contact the academic program for the specific required immunizations, health screenings (e.g., TB screening and physical examination) and any other fieldwork or clinical placement requirements.