ImmunizationsStudent Health Services provides a wide range of immunizations to enrolled FAMU students. Many extremely valuable vaccines are available to help prevent disease. Preventing any of the following diseases is highly desirable and is best accomplished with vaccinations. Consult with your health care provider or the FAMU Student Health Services at 850-599-3777 for more information about these vaccines.
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis A
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Human papilloma virus (HPV)
Florida Statute 1006.53, Rule 6C-6.001 FAC, and Rule 6C-6.007 FAC establish immunization requirements for students attending state colleges and universities. Students are required to complete and submit informaiton on the FAMU Health History and Immunization form along with any required documentation. Incoming students must complete the following:
- Submit completed health history form
- Provide documentation of two (2) MMR immunizations
- Provide documentation of Meningitis and Hepatitis B immunization or signed waiver
Immunization Requirements for FAMU Students
All incoming students are required to complete the FAMU Health History and Immunization form. This information must be submitted directly to Student Health Services (do not submit to Admissions or other departments) and accepted before you will be allowed to register for classes. Please pay careful attention to immunization requirements. Students must provide the following:
MMR: 1) Proof of two (2) Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) shots received at least 28 days apart
a. Vaccinations must have been received after your first birthday
b. Vaccinations must have been received in 1968 or later,
2) Proof of Rubella, Rubeola and mumps immunity by way of lab results.
Hepatitis B and Meningitis: 1) Proof of immunization for Hepatitis B or sign declination
2) Proof of immunization for Meningitis or sign declination.
Recommended Immunizations: Other immunizations recommended by the American College Health Association (ACHA) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) include: Varicella (chickenpox); Polio; Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis (Td or Tdap); Human papillomavirus (HPV); Influenza; Hepatitis A; and Pneumonia.
Exemptions: 1) Students born prior to January 1, 1957 are exempt from MMR requirement; 2) Religious exemption must be accompanied by a signed statement from your church or a personal statement of your religious tenant and student/guardian completion of vaccine waiver; and 3) Medical exemption requires specific, written documentation on office letterhead signed by a physician. The student/guardian must also complete the FAMU vaccine waiver. Temporary deferments will be allowed if condition is documented on office letterhead and signed by a physician, for pregnancy/possibility of pregnancy, breastfeeding or illness.
Immunizations are available in Student Health Services