Policy regarding immunization requirements at George Mason University is determined
by legislation enacted by the Virginia General Assembly and by recommendations
made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice, the Centers for Disease
Control, and the American College Health Association. All students born after
12/31/1956 are required to provide documented evidence that they are immunized
against certain communicable diseases.
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Laboratory report of a titer documenting immunity
- Primary Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis series with last Tetanus booster
within past 10 years
- Meningitis. As of March 19, 2001, full-time students in Virginia's public
four-year colleges and universities must be immunized against meningococcal disease
or must sign a waiver stating that they have received and reviewed information
on meningococcal disease and the availability and effectiveness of the vaccine
and have chosen not to be vaccinated. If the student is less than 18 years old,
the waiver must be signed by a parent or other legal representative.
Highly Recommended Immunizations:
Hepatitis B: Series of three injections
At least one month prior to enrollment, records of immunizations are to be
sent to the Student Health Center, Student Union Building (SUB) I, 4400 University
Drive, MS 2D3, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030. Immunization records can also be faxed
to (703) 993-4053. If you have questions, or need additional information, you
may check our web site at www.gmu.edu/student/hcs/imm.html
or call (703) 993-2836.