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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: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the electronic portal will not be available for you to complete the required forms and upload the appropriate documentation prior to the 2015 Fall term. As a result, you will need to complete the required form (a fill-able .pdf found here), and submit it along with the appropriate vaccine documentation (see below) by mailing, FAXing, or bringing it to ISHC by November 1, 2015. See form for details. These forms vary by campus, so be sure to select the appropriate form based upon where you will be attending classes.

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 (located here), 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 here, 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.


Students may be exempted from the immunization requirements if there is a medical condition or if a religious belief prohibits immunizations. You must come to the Integrated Student Health Center to complete the form. For medical exemptions, a signed statement from your health care provider is required. 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:


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.


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 click here.

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, and the CDC


Brandy Hunter, Office Manager