Immunization Requirements for New Students

All incoming students are required to submit immunization records in order to register for classes prior to coming to Vanderbilt.  These immunization records must contain university and state-mandated vaccinations administered at proper intervals.

We recommend that students have their providers complete our Immunization Requirements Form because it clearly lists university and state-mandated vaccinations required for registration, as well as other recommended vaccinations in your best health. Our form also contains important demographic and health history information that allows the staff at the Student Health Center to better serve your needs.  

Please select the appropriate Immunization Requirements Form for your type of enrollment, print, and follow the New Student Checklist:

However, if you are unable to have a provider complete our form (for example- you don't have a provider or are unable to get an appointment by our deadline), copies of other acceptable immunization documents that you may submit include: 

  • Official State/County Immunization Documents 
  • Official signed or certified Medical Records (including immunizations and/or titers)
  • Yellow Book / Immunization Cards from your country of origin (must be in English) 

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Waivers: 
Waivers from immunization requirements are only allowed for documented personal/religious reasons or medical reasons.  These waiver requests must be approved by the University before a student is allowed to register for classes.  This waiver process is a collaborative effort between the Student Health Center and The Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services Department (EAD) at Vanderbilt.  This evaluation can take 3-4 weeks to complete.  Submit an initial letter of request,  supporting documentation, along with the immunization requirements form that pertains to you (completed by your provider) to Dr. Jonna Whitman at the Student Health Center, via the Vanderbilt Student Health Portal or fax at 615-343-0047.  You will then be contacted by phone.