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Immunization Information

Submissions Deadlines (best practice is to submit as soon as possible)
Fall               October 9
Spring          February 15

Summer      July 1

 

Download Immunization Form

 

Overview

The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG) has established immunization requirements for all new students(first-year, transfer, and others) as directed by policy consistent with recommendations provided by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, developed collaboratively by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia an the division of Public health of the Georgia Department of Human resources.

A brief summary of current immunization requirements is available on the Board of Regents website for your information.

It is the policy of the Columbus State University's Health Services to comply with the mandatory immunization program established by the BOR of the USG. These requirements include documented proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and hepatitis B. For additional information, please visit: The Board of Regents .

 

Required Immunizations;

  • 2 MMR's (Mumps, Measles, and Rubella) - Not required if born before 1957
  • 1 TDAP (Tetanus, Pertussis, and Diptheria) shot within the past 10 years.
  • 2 doses of chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine or a history of the disease
    • Required of all 1980 or later US-born students
    • Required for ALL foreign-born regardless of birth year
  • Required of all 1980 or later US-born students
  • Required for ALL foreign-born regardless of birth year
  • 3 doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine for persons
    • Required for all persons 18 or under at the time of enrollment

 

 After you have registered for classes:

  1. Print the Certificate of Immunization and have the form completed and signed by your healthcare provider.
  2. Once your immunization record has been completed, you can submit your copy via email to admissions@columbusstate.edu or you may upload it to our system . Allow 5-7 business days to reflect in your MyCSU account. This will vary at different times of the year.

If you fail to meet these requirements, a hold will be placed on your student account that will prevent registration for future classes.

  • ALL forms must be completed in English
  • Foreign language reports WILL NOT be accepted as well as handwritten lab results
  • Dates of immunization or titers with results are required

Exemptions from immunization requirements are allowed on the following basis;

  • Religious Objection
  • Medical Reasons *Requires Physician's certification (documentation required)
  • Students enrolled in online courses only

NOTE - Any student meeting using an exemption will still be required to submit a certificate of immunization with the box checked off that meets your status and may be subject to exclusion in the event of a disease for which immunization is required. 

 

Deadlines (Again...)
Fall            October 9
Spring       February 15
Summer   July 1

The longer you leave it the more likely you are to forget about it. Failing to meet the deadline of your term of entry, for example, Fall 2019 means deadline is October 15th, 2019, then you may be withdrawn from your classes or ineligible to register for the following term until the HOLD has been removed.

 

During a public health event such as an epidemic, the president of the university is authorized in conjunction with the Chancellor and appropriate health authorities, to put rules and regulations in place regarding diseases against which immunizations may be required
Any individual who cannot show proof of immunity or adequate immunization and refuses to or cannot be immunized shall be excluded from any institution or facility of the University System until valid evidence is produced that they are immunized against the disease or the epidemic threat no longer constitutes a significant public health danger ( BOR Minutes 1989-90, p. 406 )

In the event of a disease outbreak, these students may be excluded from any institution or facility of the University System until such time as they present valid evidence that they are immunized against the disease, have had the disease and recovered, or the epidemic or threat no longer constitutes a significant public health danger.