Immunizations

Loyola University New Orleans and Louisiana law requires all incoming students and students residing on campus to submit vaccination documentation. This requirement includes proof of immunization for tetanus/diphtheria (within past 10 years); meningococcal disease (within past 5 years); and for students born after 1956, measles, mumps and rubella (two doses).

Registration for any course will be "temporary" until the completed proof of immunization compliance form has been reviewed by Student Health Services. Failure to submit the completed form will result in a LORA account "hold" for spring registration. This requirement can be met by providing evidence of prior vaccination, being vaccinated or signing the waiver at the bottom of the form.

Instructions for meeting immunization requirements:

  • Print the Immunization Compliance Form and have it completed and signed by a physician. An Immunization Compliance Form without a physician’s signature WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Mail or fax completed form as soon as possible to:
    Loyola University New Orleans
    Student Health Services
    6363 St. Charles Ave, Box 179
    New Orleans, LA 70118
    (504) 865-2393 (fax)

Please allow 3 to 4 business days for Student Health Services to process your records.

For a medical release of information, please download our release of information form.

Immunization Requirements

This requirement includes proof of immunization for tetanus/diphtheria (within past 10 years); meningococcal disease (within past 5 years); and for students born after 1956, measles, mumps and rubella (two doses).

The Law and Medical Recommendations: Louisiana law (R.S. 17:170 - Schools of Higher Learning) requires proof of dates of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and tetanus-diphtheria for all first-time Loyola students born on or after January 1, 1957, and for reentering students (born on or after January 1, 1957) who have been out of school for one semester or longer. The following guidelines are presented for the purpose of meeting the established recommendations for control of vaccine-preventable diseases, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to the United States Public Health Service (ACIP), and the American College Health Association (ACHA). In addition, current Louisiana legislation now mandates meningitis vaccination for persons being admitted to a postsecondary education institution.

 

Requirement: Two (2) doses of measles vaccine, at least one (1) dose each of rubella and mumps vaccine, and a tetanus-diphtheria booster.

Measles Requirement: Two (2) doses of live vaccine given on or after the first birthday. A second dose of measles vaccine must meet this same requirement, but should not have been given within 30 days of the first dose. A history of physician-diagnosed measles is acceptable for establishing immunity if properly documented.

Tetanus-diphtheria Requirement: A booster dose of vaccine given within the past ten (10) years. Students can be considered to have completed a primary series earlier in life, unless they state otherwise.

Meningococcal Requirement: It is mandatory for students enrolled at Loyola to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. A meningitis vaccine within five years will serve as satisfactory evidence of current immunization against meningococcal disease.

NOTE: In most cases, student compliance will require a second dose of measles vaccine (preferably as MMR) and a dose of tetanus-diphtheria (Td, Adult Type). In cases where no records can be located, or especially when immunization in the past is doubtful, two doses of MMR separated by a minimum of 30 days may be indicated.

Exemption Requirement: If a student requests an immunization exemption for medical or personal reasons, the Immunization Exemption section at the bottom of the Proof of Immunization Compliance form must be completed and signed. An exempted student may be excluded from campus and from classes in the event of an outbreak of measles, mumps, rubella, or meningitis until the outbreak is over or until the student submits proof of immunization.

 

For Further Information about immunizations, please call Student Health Services at (504) 865-3326.

Avoid long lines during Orientation and send your immunization paperwork to Student Health Services as soon as possible. All vaccinations are available at Student Health Services for a fee—tetanus/diphtheria at $40, meningococcal at $120, and measles, mumps, and rubella at $65 per dose. Please call Student Health Services at (504) 865-3326 for more information.