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, Pertussis and Diphtheria) shot 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 student regardless of birth year
  • 3 doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine for persons aged 18 or under at time of entering KSU

Thirty (30) days prior to registering for classes or attending a Kennesaw State University Orientation session, each student must provide proof of immunity for the required immunizations. Upon admittance to Kennesaw State University, a HOLD will be placed on the student’s account preventing registration. The HOLD will be removed once the required documentation has been satisfied.

To assist students in meeting the immunization requirements, Kennesaw State University will be accessing 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. The document can be hand-delivered, mailed, or emailed to the KSU Immunization Department located in the Registrar’s Office within Kennesaw Hall on the Kennesaw campus and Enrollment Services within Building B on the Marietta Campus.