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Who is required to be immunized?

Tennessee requires new full-time enrollees in higher education institutions with enrollments more than 200 students to be up to date on their immunizations.  The definition of a full-time undergraduate student is registering for at least 12 hours, or equivalent and a full-time graduate student is enrolling for at least 9 semester hours, or equivalent.

All full time or part time campus housing students must be compliant with all required immunizations.

Meningococcal Immunization Requirement (For students living on campus ONLY.)

Students under the age of 22 choosing to live on campus must provide medical documentation that they have received a Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra or Menveo) within the past 5 years. CDC recommends a two-dose primary series at least 8 weeks apart. 

Varicella (Chickenpox) Immunity

Immunity to Varicella must be provided in English by meeting one of the following criteria:

  • Date of birth before January 1, 1980, or
  • Graduation from a Tennessee high school after June 1, 2016, or
  • Physician signed documentation of history of illness with date of illness, or laboratory report of positive quantitative titer results with range.
  • Medical documentation of having received two doses of Varicella vaccine given at least 28 days apart, excluding doses given earlier than four days before the first birthday, or
  • Active military ID or DD214 form, or
  • If you are a full-time Online Only student, complete the Registrar's Online Only Immunization Waiver.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Immunity

Immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella must be provided in English by meeting one of the following criteria:

  • Date of birth before January 1, 1957, or
  • Graduation from a Tennessee high school after June 1, 1999, or
  • Medical documentation of having received two doses of vaccines against measles, mumps, and rubella given at least 28  days apart, excluding doses given earlier than four days before the first birthday, or
  • Positive quantitative laboratory titer results with range for all three diseases. If one of these diseases if negative, then you will be required to receive two doses of MMR vaccine, or
  • If you were previously enrolled at a Tennessee public or private college or university as a full-time student for at least one semester after August 1, 2007, you may provide an official transcript as documentation, or
  • Active military ID or DD214 form, or
  • If you are a full-time Online Only student, complete the Registrar's Online Only Immunization Waiver.

Hepatitis B/Meningococcal Immunization History Form Requirement

The State of Tennessee mandates that ETSU provide information concerning Hepatitis B infection and Meningococcal disease to all new students entering ETSU.  All new undergraduate and graduate students are required to electronically sign an acknowledgement from before they can register for classes.  All new students over the age of 18 years old, will be able to sign this form electronically at the time of attempting to register for classes.  All students under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or guardian sign and submit a Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Meningitis Immunization Health History Form.

For more information regarding immunizations please visit: http://www.tn.gov/health/article/college-immunization-requirements

I. Immunizations Required Under the Tennessee State Law

The State of Tennessee requires that all students enrolled in state colleges and universities meet certain immunization requirements prior to their initial registration in the university or college. These requirements include:

  1. Full-time students born after January 1, 1957, must provide proof that they have received (2) MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) shots or physician-signed documentation of history of illnesses and dates of illnesses or positive quantitative laboratory titer results with range. All documents must be in English.

  2. Full-time students born after January 1, 1980, must provide proof that they have received (2) Varicella (Chicken Pox) shots or physician-signed documentation of history of illness and date of illness or positive quantitative laboratory titer results with range. (Effective 7/1/11) All documents must be in English.

  3. All students must complete a Hepatitis B/Meningitis Immunization History Form acknowledging that the student is aware of the risk associated with Hepatitis B and Meningitis Infections on a college campus. There are no exemptions for the completion of this form. You will not be able to register for any classes until this form is received and processed prior to your orientation or registration.

      • Students under the age of 18, must have a parent or guardian complete and sign this form and then submit the form to the Student Health Clinic prior to the student's orientation for processing.

      • Students 18 and over will complete this form online electronically when they attend their designated orientation.

      • Graduate students 18 and over will be automatically electronically prompted at the time of their registration for classes, to complete this requirement on line.

        Students who cannot provide the required MMR and Varicella immunization documentation listed above may provide the laboratory titer values (quantitative values) and index documenting positive titer results from a medical laboratory or a medical provider's office for this disease with the appropriate professional contact information and documentation.
  4. All new incoming students under the age of 22 living in campus housing must provide medical documentation that they have received the Meningococcal vaccine within the past 5 years. This vaccine is only effective for five years. If you have had one vaccine and it has been more than five years, then you will have to receive another vaccine and provide the Student Health Services with that medical documentation.  You will not be able to move into campus housing without providing this documentation. (Effective 7/1/13)

If your vaccine is only good until your move in date, you will have to receive a second vaccine to be protected from Meningitis. It is highly advisable that you receive this second dose of Meningococcal vaccine and provide that documentation to Student Health Services to update your account.

All of these vaccines are available at the Student/University Health Clinic (423-439-4225) for a fee, or we will file your insurance if you have coverage for adult immunizations on your policy. Please call your insurance carrier to verify this coverage before making an appointment.

All of these vaccines are available at the Student/University Health Clinic (423-439-4225) for a fee, or we will file your insurance if you have coverage for adult immunizations on your policy. Please call your insurance carrier to verify this coverage before making an appointment.

NOTE: It is preferred that you call Student Health Services (423-439-4225) to make an appointment to ensure that you are able to be seen to receive immunizations/screenings in a timely manner. 

 

 

 

med proctor logoETSU uses the MedProctor platform to process immunization paperwork. You are required to upload all of your immunizations to your secure individual MedProctor account. You will need to have your ETSU email address activated and accessible in order to complete this process.

 

Setting Up Your Account:

  • Step 1: Register
    Visit medproctor.com and click "register" to start a new account. Type in your school email address to get started and follow the directions to register a new account.

  • Step 2: Download
    Fill out any required personal, medical or insurance information. Download the required forms and follow the directions provided.

  • Step 3: Upload
    Log back in to your Med+Proctor account and upload a copy of your forms. Make sure your forms are complete and legible. You will receive an email confirmation once the forms have been reviewed.

Click HERE to upload your immunizations records to MedProctor. You will also receive an invitation to your ETSU email from MedProctor asking you to upload your documents.

med proctor upload button


 MedProctor Student Walk-through

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IMPORTANT: Failure to submit appropriate and completed immunization documentation to MedProctor at least 30 days prior to your orientation could impact your ability to register for classes. Once you have submitted your records to MedProctor you will receive confirmation that your records have been received. MedProctor will communicate via your ETSU email regarding any additional information they may need. We encourage you to submit your records as soon as possible to allow MedProctor time to review and contact you if additional information is needed. Incomplete information will take longer to process. If you have difficulty using the MedProctor platform, you may contact MedProctor between 8AM and 4PM Monday through Friday:

 

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