Immunization Requirements for New Students

Immunization and TB Compliance 

The health and safety of our Vanderbilt community is our highest priority.  Therefore, all incoming students are required to submit immunization records and tuberculosis (TB) information in order to register for classes prior to coming to Vanderbilt.  These records must contain state-mandated vaccinations administered at proper intervals and the completion of a TB screening survey.  The Compliance Requirements Table below gives an overview of what is required for each student based on their degree plan.  

2022 Compliance Requirements for Registration (Click here for more detail)

  MMR   Varicella   Men.
ACYW Vaccine
Hepatitis B  Tdap Vaccine  TB Survey TB Testing  COVID-19
Undergraduate SHC SHC SHC     SHC SHC if app.  
Graduate SHC SHC       SHC SHC if app.  
Nursing SHC, N SHC, N   SHC, N SHC, N   SHC, N  
School of Medicine SHC SHC   SHC
Program Dependent 
SHC = All students submit documentation to Student Health Center portal for state requirements & to create a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) medical record.  Students may submit additional vaccinations for continuity of care.  

N = Nursing Students must submit documentation to both the Student Health Center portal  -AND-  the VU School of Nursing portal located on VUSN Admitted Students webpage.  

Now that I know what is required, what is the next step?
For your convenience, we accept our Student Health Center Forms that specify requirements for your enrollment type and require a healthcare provider to complete.  Our forms include demographic,  emergency contact, and health history information to be recorded in your VUMC medical record in advance of arrival on campus.

OR you may submit existing immunizations documents that you might already have, as long as the requirements are met:

  • State/County Immunization Documents  
  • Signed/stamped/certified Medical Records (including childhood immunization records and/or lab reports)
  • Yellow Book / Immunization Cards from your country of origin (must be in English)
  • Copies of CDC cards for COVID-19 Documentation (for continuity of care)

Follow the "New Student Checklist for Incoming Students" to submit your records to the Student Health Center as soon as possible.  Reminder, you must meet requirements in order to register for classes at Vanderbilt University.