Attention New Students:

All incoming students starting in or after Fall 2020 will need to submit proof of immunizations in accordance with CSU Executive Order 803.

Please note that you will not be able to complete this process until you have created your Fresno State student email account.

Immunizations

Students Admitted for Fall 2019

The following immunization requirements apply to students admitted for Fall 2019

All entering CSU students (except those graduating from a California public high school) are required to present proof of immunization against MMR and Hepatitis B to the CSU campus they are attending before the beginning of their first term of enrollment. If proof cannot be presented at that time, please refer to the Alternatives section below.

Alternatives:

  • Measles and Rubella: Students must submit proof of immunization against measles and rubella within one year of the time of first enrollment. The MMR immunization series consists of two shots, separated by at least 28 days. Students will not be allowed to register for a second year until they have fulfilled this requirement.
  • Hepatitis B: Students who are 18 years of age or younger at the start of their first term at a CSU campus must provide proof of full immunity against Hepatitis B prior to their second quarter. Full immunization against Hepatitis B consists of three timed doses of vaccine over a minimum 4- to 6-month period.
  • Meningococcal Disease: All incoming freshmen who will be residing in on-campus housing will be required to complete the Meningococcal Disease Response Form indicating that they have received information about Meningococcal disease and the availability of the vaccine to prevent contracting the disease and indicating whether they have chosen to receive the vaccination. This form is part of the University Housing application.

Compliance with the requirements can be met in the following ways:

1. Submit Documentation

Valid proof would take the form of an official immunization record or a signed statement from a physician or health agency. Records must include the student's name, the student's ID number, and a phone number and be sent to:

Student Health and Counseling Center
5044 N. Barton Ave., M/S HC81
Fresno, CA 93740-8012
FAX: 559.278.7602

Records will NOT be accepted via e-mail.

2. Be immunized

For those who do not have documentation, immunizations can be obtained at:

  • A private health care provider
  • A local clinic or County Public Health Department
  • The Fresno State Student Health and Counseling Center. Schedule a visit using your Student Health Portal once an individual is an enrolled student

3. Have a blood test

A rubella/rubeola titer and/or Hepatitis B surface antibody test will determine if an individual is immune either by past immunization or by having had the diseases. Blood tests are available at:

  • A private health care provider
  • A local clinic or County Public Health Department
  • At the Student Health and Counseling Center. Schedule a visit using your Student Health Portal once an individual is an enrolled student

If the titer/antibody test is negative, please call the Student Health Center at 559-278-2734.

4. Request a waiver or exemption

  • Medical: If medical circumstances contraindicate immunization, an individual may be granted an exemption. Please submit a doctor's certification.
  • Religious: State law permits exemption from immunization for those who object to immunization on religious or personal grounds. Please note: revised EO 803 (academic year 2020/21) allows for medical exemptions only
  • Distance Learning: Students enrolled in a “Distance Learning” program only.
  • Waivers for exemption: Please call 559-278-2734 to request an e-waiver or come to the Student Health Center.

In the event of an outbreak of these diseases, students who signed a waiver may be temporarily excluded from class, residence halls or campus.

For more information, call the Student Health and Counseling Center at 559-278.2734.

Students Admitted for Fall 2020 and After - DRAFT

The following immunization requirements apply to students admitted for Fall 2020 and future years

The California State University (CSU) is committed to the protection of health and wellness of all students. To comply with this overarching goal, the CSU requires that students are current for the immunizations listed below.

Fresno State 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.

Note: 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 between the age 16 and age 21

Meningococcal B (Meningitis B)

Students age 16 – 23 after discussion with their healthcare provider.

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 of blood testing for TB infection within 1 year of CSU entry.

*Higher risk include 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.

Fresno State 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 conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, & W-

135)

Students between the age of 21 and 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

 

Compliance with the requirements can be met in the following ways:

1. Submit Documentation

Valid proof would take the form of an official immunization record or a signed statement from a physician or health agency. Records must include the student's name, the student's ID number, and a phone number and be sent to:

Student Health and Counseling Center
5044 N. Barton Ave., M/S HC81
Fresno, CA 93740-8012
FAX: 559.278.7602

Records will NOT be accepted via e-mail.

2. Be immunized

For those who do not have documentation, immunizations can be obtained at:

  • A private health care provider
  • A local clinic or County Public Health Department
  • The Fresno State Student Health and Counseling Center. Schedule a visit using your Student Health Portal once an individual is an enrolled student

3. Have a blood test

A titer and/or surface antibody test will determine if an individual is immune either by past immunization or by having had the disease. Blood tests are available at:

  • A private health care provider
  • A local clinic or County Public Health Department
  • At the Student Health and Counseling Center. Schedule a visit using your Student Health Portal once an individual is an enrolled student

If the titer/antibody test is negative, please call the Student Health Center at 559-278-2734.

4. Request a waiver or exemption

  • Medical: If medical circumstances contraindicate immunization, an individual may be granted an exemption. Please submit a doctor's certification.

Adults 19 years of age and older who are uninsured or under-insured may be eligible to receive vaccines through Fresno County's Health Department through the Vaccines for Adults (VFA) program.

More information visit eligibility and clinic hours online.