Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Hepatitis B
Effective with the Fall 2004 semester, all new students (including transfer students) are required to comply with Section 3244 of Oklahoma Statutes Title 70. Students can meet this requirement by submitting immunization records for these vaccines to the University Health Services Office. Below is a summary of the new requirements:
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): All students born after 1957 are required to provide documentation of having received two vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella. As an option, a student may provide laboratory evidence of antibodies that indicate sufficient immunity. You can read more about the MMR vaccine here.
Hepatitis B: All new students are required to have completed a Hepatitis B series. You can read more about Hepatitis B and the Hepatitis B vaccine here.
Acceptable documentation of immunizations includes any of the following: copies of shot records, copies of medical records, copies of school health records, or copies of laboratory test results demonstrating immunity.
Immunizations Required by State Law:
|Vaccination||Who must comply||Compliance Requirements|
|Meningitis*||All students living in campus housing||See below*|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||All students born after January 1, 1957||Proof of vaccination with 2 doses of vaccine; or lab test results demonstrating immunity; or signed Certificate of Exemption|
|Hepatitis B||All new students||Proof of completion of Hepatitis B series or signed Certificate of Exemption|
*Specific information regarding immunization for Meningitis: Oklahoma Law requires that all new students living in campus housing be provided information regarding meningococcal disease and the availability of a vaccine that may prevent meningitis. This information can be obtained from the University Health Services Office.
Students who have a medical, religious or personal objection to these vaccinations must complete and return the Certificate of Exemption. This form can be downloaded here or obtained from the Health Services Office. Please note, in the case of a public health emergency, students claiming this exemption may be barred from campus and from attending classes.
Students graduating from Oklahoma High Schools are not required to turn in immunization records to the Health Services Office.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS WILL RESULT IN A HOLD BEING PLACED ON FUTURE ENROLLMENT