Immunizations- Fall 2020 Entry

In accordance with California State University policy, entering students are required to provide SSU with copies of official records showing full immunization to the diseases listed below. All incoming new students are required to submit immunization documentation to the SSU Student Health Center through the My Health Portal tile on their My SSU Online Services Portal. This must be completed at least 6 weeks prior to the start of each student’s first semester of classes at Sonoma State University. Students who do not meet this deadline are subject to conditional enrollment and other late compliance penalties. Students are able to access their My Health Portal once they have paid their SSU Enrollment Reservation Deposit.

 

CSU students are REQUIRED to obtain the following vaccines and undergo screening/risk assessment for Tuberculosis:

Required Immunizations & Screenings

Required Dosage & Screening Information

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease)

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer. History of contracting the disease does not meet compliance.

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)

One (1) dose after age 7

Meningococcal conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, & W‐135)

One (1) dose on or after age 16 for all students and age 21 or younger

Hepatitis B (Hep B)

Students age 18 and younger ( CA Health & Safety Code, Sec. 120390.5)

Screening/Risk Assessment: Tuberculosis (TB)

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 includes travel to/or living in South & Central America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East; prior positive TB test; or exposure to someone with active TB disease.

CSU students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to obtain the following immunizations (please discuss with your provider):

Recommended Immunizations

Recommended Groups

Hepatitis A (Hep A)

All students regardless of age

Hepatitis B (Hep B)

Students age 19 and older

Human papillomavirus (HPV)

For women and men through age 26

Influenza (Flu)

Annually; All students regardless of age

Meningococcal B (Meningitis B)

Students age 16 – 23 who elect vaccination after discussion with their healthcare provider

Meningococcal conjugate (Meningitis)

Students up to age 23

Pneumococcal

For students with certain medical conditions (e.g., severe asthma, diabetes, chronic liver or kidney disease)

Poliovirus (Polio)

Regardless of age, if the series was not completed as a child

Immunizations for international travel

Based on destination

 

Students who fail to meet pre-enrollment compliance deadlines for immunization requirements will be subject to conditional enrollment status and late penalties. A HOLD will be placed on the student's ability to register for future classes. This registration hold can only be removed after the required proof of immunization has been submitted and processed. Students should regularly check their SSU e-mail and My SSU accounts for their hold status.

If you have not been vaccinated, you can be seen by a private healthcare provider or at the Student Health Center prior to the start of the semester. Entering students who've paid their SSU Enrollment Reservation Deposit may get immunizations at the SHC beginning 8 weeks prior to the start of their first semester of SSU classes. Immunizations are provided at a nominal fee; insurance is not accepted at the SHC. Students who have a medical contraindication to immunization should contact the SHC for assistance via email at centerhe@sonoma.edu.