SHC

Immunizations

Immunization Requirements 

All students must meet the immunization standards determined by the university. Under the direction of the California State University Chancellor, immunization for measles (rubeola) and German measles (rubella) is required for all students born after Jan. 1, 1957, while immunization for Hepatitis B is required for all first-time freshmen 18 years old or younger. The Hepatitis B vaccine is given in a series of three shots and takes six months to complete.

Students enrolled in a California public middle school or high school after July 1, 1999, will have already satisfied this requirement. If you were not enrolled in a California public middle school or high school after July 1, 1999, then you must provide verification of prior immunization or obtain immunization by the end of your first semester. If you’re immune because you’ve already had the disease, you may provide proof or have a blood test done. Verification or immunization for Hepatitis B must be completed before the end of your second semester.

Students will be unable to register for classes until each requirement is met. Log in to your myNorthridge Portal to check the status of a hold.

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)

TB Screening

How to Complete Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionniare via Student Portal (Myhealth.csun.edu)

  1. Log into the myHealth patient portal. Enter Username and Password.
  2. Select the drop down arrows. Enter month, day, and year of birth.
  3. Select Immunizations.
  4. Select the link Complete the TB Screening Form.
  5. Complete the TB Screening Questionnaire by answering Yes or No to each question.
  6. Select Submit or Cancel to start over.
  7. When finished, select Log-out.
  8. If you need assistance, please call 818-677-3666, Option 1.

Required Immunizations

Required Immunizations
VaccineProof 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 or 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.