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Immunization Requirements

Husson University requires the submission of official immunization records prior to enrollment.

As required by Maine State Law, Husson University requires all students born after December 31, 1956 to provide the following proof of immunization:

  • One (1) dose of Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td or Tdap) received within the last ten (10) years.
  • Two (2) doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) given after the first birthday.

If measles immunization was done prior to 1968, students must provide proof it was done with a live virus.

A titer with positive results for immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella are accepted in the absence of documentation of vaccination.

Husson University also requires proof of immunization against:

  • COVID-19

While not required, it is HIGHLY recommended to get a vaccination against the following diseases:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Pertussis (Included in a Tdap vaccination)
  • Varicella
  • Meningococcal Quadrivalent (especially for students living in residence halls)

— Conveniently upload immunization record via your student portal using the Upload Immunizations link, or

— Fax them to the Wellness Center at (207) 941-7866 or

— Mail to: Student Health Services, 1 College Circle, Bangor, ME 04401.

— NOTE: When sending documentation of vaccines, please send copies, not originals, as immunization records cannot be returned.


How to Obtain Immunization Documents:

  • Call your doctor/primary care provider and request copies be sent to you or faxed to the Wellness Center, (207) 941-7866; OR; 
  • Did you attend high school in Maine? Maine high schools are required to follow this law, as well, and can provide official records from the high school be sent to the student or faxed to the Wellness Center, (207) 941-7866, OR; 
  • Are you enlisted in the Military? The military is able to provide official immunization records that can be sent to the student and/or faxed to the Wellness Center, (207) 941-7866 
  • Did you attend a different college before coming to Husson University? Previous colleges are able to provide copies of official records and send to students or faxed to the Wellness Center, (207) 941-7866

Students who are not able to obtain records from the above sources can contact the Wellness Center to explore options, (207) 941-7625.

Immunization records must indicate the date of immunization and are REQUIRED to be signed or stamped from the institution sending the record.

Titer tests with positive results for immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella are accepted as long as they are signed or stamped and clearly indicate immunity to all three diseases.

State Law requirements for Immunizations:

Maine State Law (22-MRSA§6359) amendment 10-144 DHHS requires all full-time and degree seeking part-time post-secondary school students born after 1956 to show proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and diphtheria.

  • Tetanus/diphtheria (Tdap/Td) is required within the last 10 years;
  • If only a tetanus shot (Td) has been given within the last 5 years you may be temporarily exempt from the diphtheria requirement;
  • Proof of two MMR shots is required; History of having the disease is not sufficient.
    • A blood titer may be drawn to prove immunity if a medical record is not available. A copy of your laboratory titer report must be sent with your other immunization records.

Effective September 1, 2021

LD 798 was signed into State law in May 2019, allowing for medical exemptions only; both philosophical and religious exemptions for tetanus/diphtheria, and measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) inoculations were removed by this law. For specific childhood immunizations required by the State of Maine, please follow this link, or call the Maine Department of Education, (207) 624-6600

It must be understood that all students who are exempt for any reason will be required to leave the university if there is an outbreak of any disease for which an exemption has been given.


Have questions about Immunizations?

Direct any immunization or general health or counseling related questions to Student Health Services at (207) 941-7625 or via email to studenthealth@husson.edu.

For COVID-19 specific questions call Husson University’s COVID Hotline: (207) 992-1919

For more information

Name
Phone and Email Address
Student Health Services Student Health Services

207.941.7625
studenthealth@husson.edu
Wellness Learning Center
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401