Mandatory Immunizations

1. Serum IgG titers

Students are required to submit laboratory copies of serum IgG titers for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella. If any of the measles, mumps or rubella serum IgG titers indicated non-immunity, students must submit evidence of a MMR vaccination obtained after the non-immune titer date.  For a non-immune varicella titer, two varicella vaccines must be obtained at least 30 days apart after the date of the non-immune titer. If the student has received a varicella vaccines as child, that vaccine date may be used as proof of one of the two required varicella vaccines.

2. Hepatitis B

Completion of a hepatitis B vaccination as a series is a mandatory requirement.  Students need  to submit the dates of vaccination and the results of a serum hepatitis B surface antibody test obtained after the series was completed. If the hepatitis B titer result indicates non-immunity, students will satisfy SGU requirements by submitting proof of one additional vaccine after the titer result date. Students should also check with your personal physician who may advise further vaccines and titers.

The following vaccinations are acceptable.

  1. Conventional hepatitis B vaccines include Recombivax HB and Engerix-B and require three doses over a six month period.
  2. A new hepatitis B vaccine, Heplisav-B, requires two intramuscular doses given one month apart.  
  3. Tdap vaccination within five years is mandatory 
  4. Completing the meningococcal form is mandatory