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2002-03 University Catalog


General Policies

Immunization Requirements

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.

Required Immunizations:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Laboratory report of a titer documenting immunity is acceptable
  • Primary Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis series with last Tetanus booster within past 10 years
  • Polio
  • 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.