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Immunization Requirements

In order to protect the health of all LeTourneau University students, the University requires proof of the bacterial meningitis vaccine (or affidavit declining the vaccination) and a Tuberculin Skin Test (or equivalent) prior to enrollment for all students taking at least one class on-ground. Students who take all of their classes online are exempt from these requirements.

  • Meningitis Vaccine - A bacterial meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years, and must be administered at least 10 days prior to the beginning of your first semester. (Students who are 22 years or older are exempt from this requirement). Information regarding Texas law revisions of the Bacterial Meningitis Policy may be found at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=A641CD0D-E56A-A36A-1BCB39FF80781178.
  • Tuberculin Testing - A TB Skin Test is needed within a year prior to enrollment.

Click here for the LETU Required Immunizations Form

International Students
In addition to the meningitis vaccine and the TB test, international students will be required to show proof of a Td/TDaP vaccination administered within the last 10 years, and two MMR vaccinations.

Health Science Programs
Students enrolled in a health science program, as defined by the State of Texas, are required by state law [25 TAC. Pt 1. Ch 97B. §97.64] to be compliant with certain immunization requirements prior to the beginning of their clinical rotations. The School of Nursing will assure that health science students comply with state laws regarding required immunizations.

Other Recommended Vaccinations
Even though we only require the meningitis vaccine and TB test for most of our students, the Office of Health Services strongly recommends that every student, and their family members, review our list of immunizations most appropriate for the university student. This list of recommended vaccinations was adapted from research by the American College Health Association (ACHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Other Recommended Vaccinations
MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) 1 or 2 Doses

DTP/DTaP/Tdap (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis)

1 Dose every 10 years
Varicella (Chickenpox) 2 Doses
Hepatitis B 3 Doses
Influenza 1 Dose annually

 

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