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Vaccine & Screening Requirements

All incoming UL Lafayette students are required to obtain proof and maintain records of the following vaccines under Louisiana Revised Statute 17:170 (as mandated by Act 10147 of 1990) for enrollment. In addition, each student must undergo a screening for Tuberculosis (TB). 

Online students: Classes held off-site are considered an extension of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus by the State of Louisiana; therefore, you are subject to the same immunization requirements as students attending in-person classes.

All students: If you are not in compliance with these requirements, an immunization hold is placed on a student's record. That hold will prevent you from registering for classes until you are compliant with all University of Louisiana at Lafayette Immunization Compliance Requirements.

How to submit your immunization records >

Required Vaccinations & Screenings

Vaccine: COVID-19

On Monday, Aug. 23, the FDA announced full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. As anticipated, UL Lafayette students will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a physician’s certification that the vaccine is medically contraindicated, or a written dissent. The University will release more information about these steps in the coming days.

Vaccine: Measles (Rubeola)

  • Required for all students born in 1957 or after
  • Must have documentation of two (2) doses
    • Dose 1 given after the 1st birthday and dose 2 given at least one month after the first dose, in 1968, or later without gamma globulin.

The measles vaccine may be given as a combined MMR vaccine.

If you do not have a measles vaccine, you must provide:

  • positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease) for each
    OR
  • documentation of prior physician-diagnosed measles (Rueola disease).

Learn more about measles.

Vaccine: Mumps

  • Required for all students born in 1957 or after
  • Must have documentation of mumps vaccine (1 dose)

The mumps vaccine may be given as a combined MMR vaccine.

If you do not have the mumps vaccine, you must provide:

  • Documentation of immunity by a positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease), also called a serology test.

Learn more about mumps.

Vaccine: Rubella

  • Required for all students born in 1957 or after
  • Must have documentation of rubella vaccine (1 dose)

The rubella vaccine may be given as a combined MMR vaccine.

If you do not have the rubella vaccine, you must provide:

  • Documentation of immunity by a positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease), also called a serology test.

Learn more about rubella.

Vaccine: Tetanus and Diptheria (Td) or Tetanus Toxoid Reduced Diptheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)

  • Required for all individuals who have never received a primary series or who have not received a booster dose in the previous ten (10) years.

Learn more about tetanus.

Vaccine: Meningitis, Meningococcal A, C, Y, W-135 conjugated vaccine

  • Must have documentation of meningitis vaccine (1 dose) on or after the age of 16 for all students.

Learn more about meningitis.

Screening: Tuberculosis (TB)

  • All incoming students must complete a Tuberculosis risk questionnaire.
    • Incoming students at high risk for TB infection, as indicated by answering "yes" to any of the screening questions, must undergo either skin or blood testing for TB infection.

Students who have completed the questionnaire and are determined to be at high risk for TB infection, as indicated by answering "yes" to any of the screening questions, are required to provide proof of a negative TB test (skin test also known as a PPD or blood test), completed within 12 months of entry to UL Lafayette. If students cannot complete the testing requirement for any reason, contact Student Health Services to request a temporary exemption.

Note: The Tuberculosis screening requirement cannot be waived.