Immunizations and Health Record Requirements

Required health information is due: July 1 for fall enrollment, December 1 for January enrollment and January 1 for spring enrollment.

Immunizations

Elon University follows the North Carolina Immunization Branch and the American College Health Association's guidelines regarding immunizations for college students. You should review the following regulations and recommendations as they apply to you.

Please note that North Carolina state law requires that documentation of immunizations be submitted thirty days prior to the start of classes. At that time, students will be disenrolled from classes until their immunizations are documented.
We require immunizations to be submitted using the form included in the health record packet.  The information to complete the form can be obtained from your high school, physician, health department, military record or previously attended college or university. The form MUST include student name and birthdate.  Please keep a copy of the form for your records.  

Minimum College/ University Requirements and Number of Doses*

Diptheria/Tetanus
and/ or Pertussis
PolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis B
31 32 23 24 15 3

Footnote 1 - DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis), Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis): 3 doses of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid one of which 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.

Footnote 2 - An individual attending school who has attained his or her 18th birthday is not required to receive polio vaccine.

Footnote 3 - Measles vaccines are not required if any of the following apply: 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.

Footnote 4 - Mumps vaccine is not required if any of the following apply: 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.

Footnote 5 - Rubella vaccine is not required if any of the following apply: 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.

*DPT and PA students' requirements differ from undergraduate student requirements.


Please note the following that may not be current on your high school immunization records: 

  • a second Measles (Rubeola) shot (included in the MMR series)
  • a Tetanus booster within the last 10 years

Requirements vary for graduate students, Doctorate of Physical Therapy students, and Physician Assistant Studies students. Please read your requirements carefully.

Health forms are due: July 1 for fall enrollment, December 1 for January enrollment and January 1 for spring enrollment.

Please visit the links at the left to download immunization forms in PDF format.

Report of Health History

Report of health history must be fully completed, including insurance information and a signature on the 2nd page.

Physical Examination

Elon University requires all incoming students to provide documentation of a physical examination from within the year preceding entry into the University.