Enrollment Immunization and Screening Requirements

California State University (CSU) requires all students to be current on a number of immunizations and to complete a risk assessment for tuberculosis (CSU Executive Order 803).

This executive order and its requirements apply to undergraduate and graduate students, students matriculated in self-support degree programs and K-12 students participating in concurrent enrollment courses entering the California State University. 

Important details on the requirements, including compliance information, are available through the CSU's Immunization Requirements & Recommendations.

The deadline to fulfill these requirements is by the end of the first term of enrollment.

Primary Requirements

Immunization Requirements

As a condition of enrollment, California State University requires students to provide proof of full immunization for the immunizations identified in the table below. Cal State LA students submit immunization proof to the Student Health Center.

Immunization requirements must be completed by the end of the first term of enrollment.

Required Enrollment Immunizations
Required Immunizations Required Dosage
Hepatitis B (Hep B) Three (3) doses for students age 18 and younger.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease).
Meningococcal conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, W-135) One (1) dose on or after age 16 for all students age 21 or younger.

Tetanus, Dephtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)

One (1) dose after age 7.

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer. History of contracting the disease does not meet compliance.

Tuberculosis (TB) Screening/Risk Assessment

All incoming students are required to submit a completed Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment to the Student Health Center. Students who are at higher risk for TB infection, as indicated by answering "yes" to any of the screening questions, should undergo either skin or blood testing for TB infection within 1 year of CSU entry. Higher risk of TB infection includes travel to or living in South and Central America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East; prior positive TB test; or exposure to someone with active TB disease.

The TB Screening/Risk Assessment must be completed by the end of the first term of enrollment.

Additional Requirements

Certain students may have increased exposure risk (e.g., campus housing residents, international travel participants, student athletes) and have additional immunization and screening requirements. In addition, certain programs have additional requirements.

Health Care and Teacher Education Programs

All students enrolled in healthcare fields of study or teacher education programs are required to provide documentation regarding the completion of immunizations and health screenings as established by the state licensing agencies or clinical placement sites or fieldwork sites.

Students should contact their academic program for the specific required immunizations, health screenings (e.g., TB screening and physical examination) and any other fieldwork or clinical placement requirements.

On-Campus Housing Residents

All on-campus housing residents (new and continuing) are required to:

  • Complete and submit to the Student Health Center the Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Form.

Proof Submission & Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Completion

Deadline

The immunization and TB Screening/Risk Assessment requirements must be completed by the end of the first term of enrollment.

Please note: It takes approximately 7-10 business days to process documentation once entered into the Patient Portal. Students are encouraged to complete these requirements as soon as possible.

Acceptable Proof of Full Immunization

All students are required to submit acceptable proof of full immunization. Students should follow the instructions below that are applicable to their status (incoming student or continuing student).

Acceptable proof is defined as a written document that includes immunization names and dates (e.g., immunization record) or dates and results of blood testing indicating immunity (e.g., lab report) that is signed and dated by a licensed healthcare provider.

Please note: The Student Health Center is only able to accept documents in English. Records in other languages must be translated into English by a licensed healthcare provider prior to submission to the Student Health Center Patient Portal.

Incoming Students

Incoming students submit required immunization records and complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment through the Student Health Center Patient Portal.

  • Log into the Student Health Center Patient Portal using your MyCalStateLA user name and password
    • For security reasons, be sure to log out when you are finished using the portal

  • Click on the "Medical Clearances" tab.

  • Proof of Full Immunization

    • Enter immunizations and dates each immunization was received.

    • Upload immunization record documents. Be sure documents meet the definition of acceptable proof above.

    • Additional records may be uploaded at any time, regardless of compliance status.

  • Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment

    • Complete and submit the Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment.

Students can check the Medical Clearances tab for compliance status updates. Students will receive a message through the Student Health Center Patient Portal if any items are missing or require further action.

Continuing Students

TB Risk Assessment

Continuing students who are required to submit the TB Risk Assessment must download and complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Form

The form can be submitted to the Student Health Center via mail or fax.

  • Mailing Address: Cal State LA Student Health Center, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8411, Attention: Health Records
  • Health Records Fax: 323.343.6557

Please note: Submitted documents must include student name, CIN, date of birth, and semester for which the student will first be enrolled.

Frequently Asked Questions | Resources

What is the Student Health Center Patient Portal?

The Student Health Center Patient Portal is a confidential portal that eligible students can use to: 

  • Update emergency contacts
  • Select preferred communication methods
  • Schedule certain appointments
  • Exchange non-urgent secure messages with nurses
  • Request SHC prescription refills
  • Upload, review and print immunization records

Students use their MyCalStateLA user name and password to log into the Student Health Center Patient Portal.

  • Information is not shared between the Student Health Center Patient Portal and the MyCalStateLA portal.
  • For security reasons, students should log out when they have finished using the portal.

What is the Completion Deadline?

The immunization and TB Screening/Risk Assessment requirements must be completed by the end of the first term of enrollment. 

Please note: It takes approximately 7-10 business days to process documentation once entered into the Student Health Center Patient Portal. Students are encouraged to complete these requirements as soon as possible.

Do I Have to Complete These Requirements if All My Classes are Online?

The immunization and TB Screening/Risk Assessment requirements must be completed whether or not courses are online or in-person.

Can I Submit My Records by Fax?

New/Incoming Students

No records should be submitted via fax.

All new/incoming students must submit their immunization records and complete the TB Risk Assessment through the Student Health Center Patient Portal. Refer to the "Incoming Students" section above.

Continuing Students

Continuing students who must submit the TB Risk Assessment should download and complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Form. The form is then mailed or faxed to the Student Health Center, as indicated in the "Continuing Students" section above.

How Do I Know if You Received My Records?

As long as required documents have been uploaded to the Student Health Center Patient Portal (Patient Portal), immunizations have been entered in the Medical Clearances tab and the TB screening form has been completed through the Patient Portal, your records have been received.

It takes approximately 7-10 business days to process documentation once entered into the Patient Portal.

Please note that a confirmation message is NOT sent. Students can check the Medical Clearances tab for compliance status updates. Students with missing documentation or who have any items that require further action will receive secure messages through the Patient Portal.

Will I Receive a Confirmation Email?

Confirmation emails are NOT sent. You can check your compliance status through the Student Health Center Patient Portal's (Patient Portal) Medical Clearances tab. 

You will receive secure messages through the Patient Portal if you have any missing documentation or items that require further action.

What if I Need to Obtain a Required Immunization, Lab Test or TB Test/Lab?

Students may obtain required immunizations or lab testing through their personal healthcare providers or the Student Health Center.

Students are responsible for all associated fees.

Obtaining Services Through the Student Health Center

Students who would like to fulfill the requirements through the Student Health Center must call 323.343.3300 to schedule an appointment.

Students new to the University may complete Cal State LA required immunizations, tuberculosis screening, or related lab tests prior to their first semester of enrollment under the following conditions:

  • Services are available only during the term immediately preceding the first semester of enrollment.
  • Proof of acceptance into the University and program enrollment verification must be shown prior to receiving services.
  • Students must pay applicable immunization and lab test fees.
  • Eligibility for all other Student Health Center services begins with the first semester of enrollment. Please click on Eligibility for important information about Student Health Center eligibility criteria.

Student Health Center Fees

The following table identifies Student Health Center immunization and TB screening fees. Please note: Fees are subject to change.

Immunization and TB Screening Fees
Immunizations and TB Test Fees and Related Information
Hepatitis B (Hep B)

$45 per dose | $6 for blood test

Three (3) doses for students age 18 and younger.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

$70 per dose | $22 for blood tests

Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease).

Meningococcal conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, W-135)

$110 per dose

One (1) dose on or after age 16 for all students age 21 or younger.

TB Test: Purified Protein Derivative (PPD)

No charge | $49 for blood test

Students who are at higher risk for TB infection, as indicated by answering "yes" to any of the screening questions.

Tetanus, Dephtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)

No charge

One (1) dose after age 7.

Varicella (Chickenpox)

$135 per dose

Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer. History of contracting the disease does not meet compliance.

Fees are valid as of July 22, 2020.

What if My Records are in a Language Other Than English?

The Student Health Center is only able to accept documents in English. Records in other languages must be translated into English by a licensed healthcare provider prior to submission to the Student Health Center Patient Portal.

What if I have a Medical Exemption?

Medical considerations may exempt certain students from this requirement. Students who seek a medical exemption must:

  1. Schedule an appointment with the Student Health Center by calling 323.343.3300.

  2. Provide the Student Health Center with a signed written statement by a licensed physician or surgeon that the physical condition of the student or medical circumstances relating to the student are such that immunization is not considered safe, indicating the specific nature and probable duration of the medical condition or circumstances that contraindicate immunization.

Are There Any Other Immunizations I Should Get?

Students are encouraged to discuss the following strongly recommended immunizations with their healthcare provider:

  • Hepatitis A (Hep A)
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Meningococcal B (Meningitis B)

  • Meningococcal conjugate (Meningitis)
  • Pneumococcal
  • Poliovirus (Polio)
  • Immunizations for international travel

How do I Contact the Student Health Center?

Questions regarding these requirements and recommendations may be directed to the Student Health Center:

  • Phone: 323.343.3300

  • Location: Main walkway between the Career Development Center and La Kretz Hall

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