What North Carolina statute requires immunizations for college and university students?
G.S. 130A-155.1 requires persons attending a college or university, whether public, private or religious, to present a Certificate of Immunization or a record of immunization from a high school located in North Carolina. For out-of-state students, a Certificate of Immunization or high school immunization record indicating that the person has received immunizations is required to attend a college or university in North Carolina.
Does this statute apply to all college and university students?
The statute applies to all students
except the following: Students residing off-campus and registering for any combination of:
If at any time the above student status changes to: on-campus courses, course load of more than four (4) credit hours, on-campus residence, and/or enrollment in day-time courses, a Certificate of Immunization or record of immunization must be presented on or before the date the person first registers for a quarter or semester. If after July 1, 1986, the exempt student transfers, interrupts study for six (6) months or more, or graduates, the statute is applicable upon re-entry to a college or university.
Student Health Services is responsible for assuring that the required immunizations have been received and are appropriately documented.
What immunizations are required?
Footnote1 - DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis), Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis): 3 doses of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid of which one must have been within the past 10 years. Those individuals enrolling in college or university for the first time on or after July 1, 2008 must have had three doses of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid and a booster dose of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis vaccine if a tetanus/diphtheria toxoid or tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis vaccine has not been administered within the past 10 years.
Footnote2- An individual attending school who has attained his or her 18th birthday is not required to receive polio vaccine.
Footnote3-Measles vaccines are not required if any of the following occur: Diagnoses of disease prior to January 1, 1994; An individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against measles; or An individual born prior to 1957. An individual who enrolled in college or university for the first time before July 1, 1994 is not required to have a second dose of measles vaccine.
Footnote4- Mumps vaccine is not required if any of the following occur: An individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against mumps; An individual born prior to 1957; or Enrolled in college or university for the first time before July 1, 1994. An individual entering college or university prior to July 1, 2008 is not required to receive a second dose of mumps vaccine.
Footnote5- Rubella vaccine is not required if any of the following occur: 50 years of age or older; Enrolled in college or university before February 1, 1989 and after their 30th birthday; An individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against rubella.
Footnote6- Hepatitis B vaccine is not required if any of the following occur: Born before July 1, 1994.
If you have questions regarding your immunization history, immunization requirements, or questions in general, please call Student Health Service as (919)635-3778. You can also e-mail general questions to Student Health Services at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember that emailed questions and responses have no guarantee of confidentiality. Please do not e-mail questions concerning specific confidential information with regards to your health. Student Health will not reveal confidential information concerning your health in the e-mail reply.
Vaccinations to protect against additional diseases are recommended, but not required, for certain individuals. Those vaccines include protection against:
University of Mount
Students taking four or less semester hours on campus and/or students enrolled in online courses and evening courses only. Do Not have to meet the immunization requirements for College enrollment. Exemption is given at the time of course registration.
Students taking five or more semester hours on campus
Must meet the North Carolina State Law Immunization requirements below:
If Immunization requirements are not met, dismissal from the institution is mandatory under North Carolina Law. If you have not completed your immunizations you have a minimal amount of time to complete all requirements. Some Immunizations may be obtained by contacting Student Health Services.
To meet the University of Mount Olive Immunization Requirements that were mailed to you with your enrollment package from Admissions please do the following: (if you do not have a copy of the form you may
download a copy to mail in).
1. Please fill out the student information on the top of the Immunization form.
2. Have a physician or clinic complete each required immunization section that is required for the student and sign the form using black ink. Records from other medical offices or clinics are acceptable and may be attached to the form.
3. Incoming students who do not fulfill all their immunization requirements will be notified by mail of their status and immunization deficiencies.
4. Mail form to:
Student Health Services
University of Mount Olive
562 Henderson Street
Mount Olive, North Carolina 28365
Fax (919) 635-3778 Phone (919) 658-7888