Immunization Requirements and Guidelines

As a unit of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is required to adhere to the Board of Regents Guidelines regarding immunizations for school entrance. The required immunizations are:

  • 2 MMRs (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
    Not required if born before 1957

  • 1 Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccine within the past 10 years

  • 2 doses of chicken pox (Varicella) vaccine or history of disease
    Required of all 1980 or later US born students
    Required for ALL foreign born students, regardless of birth year

  • 3 doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine for persons aged 18 or under at time of entering KSU

KSU requires all students provide proof of immunization of specific vaccines verified by their health care provider. Students should submit their Certificate of Immunization forms upon admittance. An immunization hold will be added to the student’s account for all immunization requirements not satisfied by thirty days after the first day of the term they are admitted.  The hold will prevent registration for the next term. The hold can be removed once the required documentation has been received. 

To assist students in meeting the immunization requirements, Kennesaw State University accesses immunization records from the Georgia Immunization Registry (GRITS).  If the required immunizations are not in the GRITS system, acceptable forms showing proof of immunity include the KSU Immunization Form (signed by the student’s health care provider), or an official document from a clinic or county health department.  If a student is unable to locate his/her immunization records but is certain of being immunized, a blood test (titer) showing the student’s immunity will be accepted.

You can submit your immunization record in one of the following ways:

  • Immunization Portal
  • Hand deliver to the Enrollment Customer Service Center located in Building B on the Marietta Campus
  • Mail to 900 Hornet Loop MD 9015 Marietta, GA 30060 Suite 141

For questions, please call 470-KSU-INFO (4636) or 470-578-3115

 

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