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Immunization Requirements

The California State University has two immunization requirements that apply to any student who has not attended a high school in California.

  1. Measles (rubeola) and Rubella (German Measles)
    All new students born after January 1, 1957 who have never attended a California high school are required to present proof of measles and rubella immunizations. Evidence for proof of immunity includes verification from an M.D. or copies of immunization records from sources such as schools or the Public Health Department. If you do not already have proof of immunity to both of these diseases, you can obtain a combined measles/rubella vaccine at the Student Health Center free of charge. Proof of immunity to measles and rubella must be submitted within one calendar year of the time of your first enrollment, or you will not be permitted to register for the following semester.
  2. Hepatitis B
    If you are 18 years old or younger on the first day of classes of the first semester of your enrollment as CSUDH, and you have never attended a high school in California, you are required to present proof of Hepatitis B immunization. Even if you turn 19 years of age during your first year of enrollment at the university, you are still responsible for completing this requirement. Proof of full immunity means that you must have proof of completion of the third shot in the three-shot Hepatitis B series. For students under the age of 19 who have not been immunized against Hepatitis B prior to their first enrollment, the series can be obtained through the Student Health Center free of charge. Proof of immunity must be submitted within one calendar year of the time of your first enrollment, or you will not be permitted to register for the following semester. 

Exemptions to these requirements may be granted based on medical considerations or religious or personal beliefs.

If either the Measles/Rubella or the Hepatitis B requirement applies to the student, the student must bring proof of immunity to the Student Health Center in person. Students who are meeting these requirements by either (a) presenting proof of immunity or (b) claiming an exemption, also need to complete an Immunization Requirements Certification Form, available at the Student Health Center. For further information, contact the Student Health Center at (310) 243-3629 or visit us at www.csudh.edu/shps/.