New Immunization Requirements for Fall 2020 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: https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6590677/latest/ All new students entering CSUN for the first time in Fall Semester 2020 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)||Fill out on the myHealth 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 prior to August 19th, 2020. If you do not comply with these requirements, a registration hold may be placed on your record and you may not be able to register for Spring 2021 classes.
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. Please discuss these options with your healthcare provider.
- Hepatitis A (Hep A)
- Hepatitis B (Hep B)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Influenza (Flu)
- Meningococcal B (Meningitis B)
- Poliovirus (Polio)
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.
How to Comply with the Immunization Requirements
To submit your proof of immunization or immunity, please collect your immunization records or medical record of antibody titers for these diseases. These can be obtained from your healthcare provider or clinic, or your school nurse. When you have collected all the materials, you will need to log into the myHealth patient portal.
For a step by step guide as to how you can submit your immunization information or records of antibody titers to prove immunity, please vist the How to Submit Immunization Documents via Student Portal (myhealth.csun.edu)
How to Complete Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionniare via Student Portal (Myhealth.csun.edu)
- Log into the myHealth patient portal. Enter Username and Password.
- Select the drop down arrows. Enter month, day, and year of birth.
- Select Immunizations.
- Select the link Complete the TB Screening Form.
- Complete the TB Screening Questionnaire by answering Yes or No to each question.
- Select Submit or Cancel to start over.
- When finished, select Log-out.
- If you need assistance, please call 818-677-3666, Option 1.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m already a CSUN student or I’m starting in Spring 2020. Do I need to comply with these required immunizations?
No, only 1st year students and transfer students entering CSUN in Fall 2020 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 2020. 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 this link: 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: 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.