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Policy Manual

 

Subject:

Immunization Requirements

Policy #:

STUD370

Authorized by:

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs 9/17/99

Approved by:

Dean of the University 3/10/2000

In 1983, the American College Health Association (ACHA), in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control, formulated a Preadmission Immunization Policy in an effort to curtail vaccine-preventable diseases in college students. This policy, based on the most recently available data, requires all incoming students born on or after January 1, 1957, to provide proof on immunity of specific diseases.

All USC Sumter students who plan to take USC Columbia and USC Spartanburg courses and who were born on or after January 1, 1957, must meet the following immunization requirements:

  1. Rubella (German Measles) - the student must submit an official copy of his/her immunization record from his/her personal physician, student health center or health department indicating that s/he has had the rubella shot in 1969 or afterward. If the student's birthday is January 1, 1968, or thereafter, the rubella shot must have been given either on or after the student's first birthday.

    If the shot records are unacceptable, the student may either have a blood titer test performed or submit medical proof of a positive blood titer or have another rubella shot taken.

  2. Measles (rubeola or Red Measles) - the student must submit an official copy of his or her immunization record from his or her personal physician, student health center or health department indicating that s/he either had the red measles (or rubeola) or had the measles shot 1968 or afterward. If the student's birthdate is January 1, 1967, or thereafter, the measles shot must have been given either on or after the student's first birthday.

    If the student's physician states, in writing, that the person has had the red measles, this is acceptable.

  3. All certifications must clearly bear the name of the agency or doctor, and the city and state. An authorized agent or physician must sign all forms.