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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

HEALTH & SAFETY
for International Students at SDSU

Immunizations

Image: Infectious bacteria and the word ImmunizationOn this page: Learn about which immunizations are required for you, where you can get immunized, and how you can prove that you have been immunized.

Do I need to provide proof of immunization?

  • At SDSU 1 semester only: Students studying at SDSU for only 1 semester are not required to show evidence of compliance with immunization requirements.
  • At SDSU more than 1 semester: Students who will be at SDSU for 2 semesters or more must meet specific immunization requirements. These students must provide proof of immunization before they will be allowed to register for classes at SDSU after their first semester.

1. Immunization Requirements

Required immunizations for all enrolled students:

  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) immunization required: Two doses required with first dose on or after your first birthday; OR positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease). 
  • Varicella (Chickenpox): Two doses with first dose on or after your first birthday; OR positive titer. History of contracting the disease does not satisfy this requirement.
  • Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis (Tdap): One dose after age 7.
  • Meningococcal conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, & W-135): At least one dose at age 16 or older for students up to age 23.
  • Meningococcal B (Meningitis B): If you are age 16-23. Complete series is required, may be 2 or 3 doses.
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B): If you are age 18 or under, you are required to complete this series. Based on type of vaccine, the series is either 2 or 3 doses (California Health & Safety Code, Sec. 120390.5)
  • Screening/Risk Assessment - Tuberculosis (TB): All incoming students must complete a Tuberculosis risk questionnaire. The questionnaire will be available May 1, 2019. Incoming students who are at a higher risk for TB. 
Note - How to calculate your U.S. age: Americans count the first year of life at "0" and then turn "1" year old on their first birthday. 
 
For more information on strongly recommended immunizations, please visit the Student Health Services website.  

2. How to provide proof of immunization

You must provide proof of immunization during your first semester at SDSU before you can register for classes for the second semester. We recommend that you upload the documents showing proof of your immunizations online through the secure HealtheConnect beginning May 1, 2019. Positive laboratory evidence of immunity may also be used to prove immunization status.

For students in San Diego, you can also bring your proof of immunization to:

Student Health Services Immunization Clinic
San Diego State University 
5500 Campanile Drive 
San Diego, CA 92182-4701 

  • Be sure to include your Red ID number (from your SDSU student ID card), and your home country or U.S. phone number and address.  

3. For additional information

If you would like additional information, call (619) 594-4325 or visit the Student Health Services website.  

What is immunization?

Immunization is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body's own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease. [Source]

Will you be at SDSU next semester?

Get immunized! If you do not provide proof of required immunization during your first semester at SDSU, you will not be allowed to register for classes the next semester.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER
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