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Immunization Requirements for New Students

Oregon Tech Integrated Student Health Center is required by law* to ensure that all students have completed the Health History/Immunization and Tuberculosis Exposure Screening forms prior to their attendance of classes.

New Students:  An electronic portal will be available for you to complete the required forms and upload the appropriate documentation prior to the Fall term. You will access the portal through your MyOIT account, and will be e-mailed detailed instructions when the portal is opened. It will be available at the beginning of September.

Required Immunizations

Please be advised that failure to provide documentation of these immunization requirements by November 1st will result in a HOLD being placed on your account which will prevent you from registering for the following term.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

Every student entering Oregon Tech born on or after January 1, 1957 and taking at least 6 on campus credits must show documented proof of immunity to Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR). To satisfy this requirement, you must have:

  • Two documented doses of MMR vaccine on or after your first birthday and at least one month apart OR
  • A lab test ("titer") documenting immunity to Measles-Mumps-Rubella

TB Skin Test

Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease that primarily affects your lungs. TB is spread from person to person through tiny droplets released into the air. If you answered YES to any of the questions on the Tuberculosis Exposure Screening Form, you must be screened for TB (through either a skin test, blood-work, or chest x-ray).

Acceptable Documentation

"Documentation" means you will need to provide a photocopy confirming the immunizations you have received. Your photocopied records should include your name, date of birth, the date the vaccine was given, and the clinic stamp or initials of the person who administered the immunization.

You may be able to get these records from:

  • Your doctor's office or medical clinic
  • Your Public Health Department
  • Your personal immunization card (signed by clinic staff)
  • Your high school or previous college immunization records
  • Your high school transcript

To request your records from another school or physician, you will need to complete an Authorization for Release of Information form TO ISHC, which we have available on our website, if needed.

Please call 541.885.1800 for more information.

If there is no documentation of your immunizations then YOU MUST BE RE-VACCINATED


The ISHC offers immunizations and TB tests for those students who cannot locate appropriate
documentation or who have never been vaccinated.

Exemptions

Students may be exempted from the immunization requirements only if: 1) there is a documented medical condition preventing the immunization, or 2) the student has filed a Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption with ISHC. For medical exemptions, a signed statement from your health care provider is required; for your convenience, we have a form that your provider can complete on our Forms page. To file a Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption, the student must view the required Oregon Department of Public Health video and provided a signed Certificate of Completion to ISHC.

Please be aware that students who are granted an exemption are likely to be prohibited from campus by the Department of Public Health in the event of an outbreak and may not receive a financial refund or additional time to make up any missed coursework. For more information, please call 541.885.1800.

Recommended Immunizations

Although the following immunizations are not required by the state of Oregon for admission, ISHC does recommend that you consider getting immunized against the following diseases:

Tetanus

Td is a tetanus-diphtheria vaccine given to adolescents and adults as a booster shot every 10 years, or after an exposure to tetanus under some circumstances. Tdap is similar to Td but also containing protection against pertussis. A single dose of Tdap is recommended for adolescents 11 or 12 years of age, or in place of one Td booster in older adolescents and adults age 19 through 64.

Meningitis

Consistent with the American College Health Association (ACHA) recommendations, the ISHC recommends that in-coming students discuss vaccination for meningitis with their medical provider, contact their local public health agency, or inquire at the ISCH. For more information on ACHA recommendation and general meningitis information see their website: www.acha.org.

Hepatitis A
A serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis a virus (HAV). HAV is usually spread by close personal contact. It can also be spread by eating food or drinking water containing HAV.

  • Two doses of the vaccine are needed for lasting protection. These doses should be given at least 6 months apart.

Hepatitis B

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). For some people, hepatitis B infection becomes chronic, leading to liver failure, liver cancer, or cirrhosis-a condition that causes permanent scarring of the liver.

  • Hepatitis B vaccine is usually given as a series of 3 or 4 shots. These doses gives long-term protection from HBV infection, possibly lifelong.

Hepatitis A/B

A combined vaccination usually given as a series of 3 or 4 shots.

*This requirement is mandated by: Oregon Revised Statute 433.282, OAR 333-050-0130.

Questions?

Brandy Hunter, Office Manager