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Policy STUA-ADM-005

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Responsible University Administrator: Vice President for Student Affairs
Responsible Officer: Director of Admissions for Operations
Origination Date: N/A
Current Revision Date: 02/21/13
Next Review Date: 02/21/17
End of Policy Date: NA
Policy Number: STUA-ADM-005
Status: Effective




Policy Statement


All new students entering the university for the first time must submit documentation of proof of two doses of MMR vaccine – measles, mumps, and rubella. 

Reason for Policy/Purpose

This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding immunization records.

Who Needs to Know This Policy


All members of The University of Southern Mississippi community. 

Website Address for this Policy





All students (including transfers) entering the university for the first time and enrolling for academic credit must document proof of two doses of MMR vaccine – measles, mumps and rubella.


  1. Proof of immunization may be documented in the following manner: a.) Obtain a Certificate of Compliance with Immunization (Form No. 121-C) from your local Mississippi State Board of Health office if you are a resident of the state of Mississippi. Two doses of measles vaccine are required. All international students must have a chest X-ray to screen for tuberculosis. b.) Documentation (month and year) of immunization that was received after the first birthday. Positive measles and rubella serology titer with date. Physician-documented history of having had measles with date of disease; history of rubella not acceptable
  2. Temporary exceptions – one semester: a.) Pregnant women b.) Women suspecting pregnancy c.) Women anticipating pregnancy within three months
  3. Permanent exceptions: a.) Medical disease that will cause a permanent contraindication to immunization and b.) All persons born prior to 1957.



Director of Admissions for Operations is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review). 







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04/03/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout. 




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