Required Immunization and TB Screenings

Due to the recent announcement that the university will begin the Fall semester remotely, we realize that students may be needing or wanting to alter their class schedules. If you have not met your immunization requirements, you have a hold in place that will not allow you to add/drop classes. We are working to make changes to postpone these holds. However, if you are experiencing difficulty, please contact us by a secure message in your MyWellness Portal or by calling the SHC at 619-260-4595 and we can assist you.  Please be aware that the postponed hold will affect your ability to register for the Spring semester so we encourage you to meet the requirements as soon as possible

Required Immunization and Tuberculosis Screenings

As part of the University’s commitment to protecting the health and well-being of all our students, there are matriculation requirements for tuberculosis (TB) screening and certain immunizations.  Registration holds are in place until the requirements are met.

Requirements for Undergraduates/Graduates

  • Tuberculosis Questionnaire
  • MMR (2 doses) or positive titer

Additional requirement for Undergraduates

    • Varicella (chicken pox) (2 doses) or history of chicken pox or positive titer 
      • There have been numerous meningococcal outbreaks at California universities in recent years including a local university in San Diego. Due to this, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency has recommended that USD and other local colleges/universities adopt a vaccination policy change to assist with prevention of future outbreaks of meningococcal disease. The new requirements are as follows:
      • 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): Students ages 16 - 23. Complete series, may be two or three doses.                                                                                                                                    For further information and frequently asked questions see (FAQs).

Other Recommended Vaccinations (not required for matriculation)

  • Tdap booster (after age 11)
  • Hepatitis B (3 doses)
  • Hepatitis A (2 doses)
  • HPV (3 doses)
  • MCV4 Meningococcal vaccine for serotypes A, C, W-135, and Y (dose after age 16) Will change from recommended to required starting Fall 2020
  • Meningococcal B vaccine for serotype B (2 doses in the age range of 16-23) Will change from recommended to required starting Fall 2020

California law requires that we provide all incoming students information about meningococcal disease and vaccine.  Meningococcal disease is very rare, but can cause serious, life threatening illness.  It sometimes occurs in small outbreaks, generally among groups in close settings such as a college dormitory.  Students who will live on campus should seriously consider the advantages of vaccination.  For more information about meningococcal vaccines, please see the meningococcal information and discuss with your health care provider.  

2019 CDC Schedule of Recommended Immunizations for Adults 

Accessing TB Screening Questionnaire and Submitting the Immunization Records:

Login to your mywellness portal choose Profile on the left side of the navigation bar, (first time users will have to Acknowledge their 2017 USD Wellness Area Consent to Receive Services under Forms), input your Mobile Phone and Mobile Phone Carrier to ensure you're set up to receive secure messages from our staff regarding your immunization status.  Newly admitted students may experience difficulty logging in to their mywellness portal and will need to wait until their registration information is reflected in banner.  This can take one to two days after depositing.   

Then choose “forms”.  Click on Tuberculosis Screening and answer the questions.  Then Click on Immunization History.  Here you will enter the dates of your immunizations and then upload your records so the dates can be verified.  Please ensure your records are uploaded upright.  Your Immunization History cannot be verified until your immunization records are uploaded.

Verification and Removal of Immunization Hold:

The SHC will review your submitted documentations for verification. You will be notified via secure message if any additional documentation is needed.  Once all of your requirements are met, your immunization hold on your registration will be removed.  Please allow 24-48 hours for review after submission.  For questions or concerns regarding your submission please send a secure message to the Immunization Coordinator. 

Immunization Clinic at the Student Health Center

Immunization Clinic Hours vary during the academic year.  See fees. TB Skin Test must be read within 48-72 hours, therefore they are not administered on Thursdays or on Fridays before a Monday holiday.

You may schedule your Immunizations Online.