Required health information (documentation of state required immunizations) is due:
· July 1 for fall enrollment (Note: please see section below regarding COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccines- those dates are different)
· December 1 for January/Spring enrollment
· May 1 for Summer I
· June 1 for Summer II
Records can be uploaded to the Phoenix Health Portal.
**Elon University has implemented for the 2021-2022 Academic Year that the COVID 19 and Influenza Vaccines be university required vaccines.
Elon University follows the North Carolina Immunization Branch and the American College Health Association’s guidelines regarding immunizations for college students.
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 with pertussis (Tdap) within the last 10 years – (required)
Requirements vary for Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies students. Please familiarize yourself with the specific requirements of your program.
|Vaccine||Number of Doses Required Before School Entry*|
|Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis||3 doses|
|Hepatitis B (Hep B)||3 doses|
|Meningococcal Quadrivalent Conjugate||2 doses or 1 dose after 16 years of age|
|Influenza (Starting October 2020)||1 dose|
*Please read below for further information
Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis
Three doses are required for individuals entering college or university. Individuals entering college or university for the first time on or after July 1, 2008, must have had three doses of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid; one of which must be tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis within the last 10 years.
Three doses are required for individuals entering college or university. An individual attending school who has attained his or her 18th birthday is not required to receive the polio vaccine.
Two doses at least 28 days apart are required for individuals entering college or university. The requirement for a second dose does not apply to individuals who entered school, college, or university for the first time before July 1, 1994. A person who has been diagnosed prior to January 1, 1994, by a physician (or designee such as a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) as having measles (rubeola) or an individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against measles is not required to receive measles vaccine. Individuals born before 1957 are not required to receive the measles vaccine except in measles outbreak situations.
Two doses are required for individuals entering college or university. A physician’s diagnosis is not acceptable for mumps disease(s). Individuals must be immunized or have laboratory confirmation of disease or have been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody against mumps. Individuals born before 1957 are not required to receive the mumps vaccine. Individuals that entered college or university before July 1, 1994, are not required to receive the vaccine. Individuals that entered school, college, or university before July 1, 2008, are not required to receive the second dose of mumps vaccine.
One dose is required for individuals entering college or university. A physician’s diagnosis is not acceptable for rubella disease(s). Individuals must be immunized or have laboratory confirmation of rubella disease or have been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against rubella. Any individual who has attained his or her fiftieth birthday is not required to receive the rubella vaccine except in outbreak situations. Any individual who entered college or university after his or her thirtieth birthday and before February 1, 1989, is not required to receive the rubella vaccine except in outbreak situations.
Three doses are required for individuals entering college or university. Hepatitis B vaccine is not required if an individual was born before July 1, 1994.
Meningococcal Quadrivalent Conjugate
CDC recommends vaccination with a meningococcal conjugate vaccine for all preteens and teens at 11 to 12 years old, with a booster dose at 16 years old. *This is a required vaccine for Elon University*
One dose is required for individuals entering college or university that were born on or after April 1, 2001. An individual who has laboratory confirmation of varicella disease immunity or has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against varicella, or who has documentation from a physician, nurse practitioner, or physicians’ assistant verifying history of varicella disease is not required to receive varicella vaccine. The documentation shall include the name of the individual with a history of varicella disease, the approximate date or age of infection, and a healthcare provider signature. Individuals born before April 1, 2001, are not required to receive the varicella vaccine.
Required vs. Recommended
North Carolina law requires children to receive certain vaccines. But in order to be fully protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, children should receive all age-appropriate immunizations.
For more information about vaccine-preventable diseases and immunizations recommended, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the Immunization Action Coalition.
Department of Health and Human Services. Updated August 25, 2015.
University Required COVID-19 and Seasonal Flu Vaccines (2021-2022)
All students enrolled for the 2021-2022 academic year are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or may complete a waiver for medical or religious reasons. This requirement applies to all students enrolled in classes, living on campus, participating in study abroad/away, or participating in on-campus activities on any Elon campus. Documentation of completed COVID-19 vaccines are due July 30 and completed documentation for waivers are due by July 9 for all undergraduate students.
Elon Law School and other graduate students must provide documentation of vaccination or request an exemption by the specific dates listed here for each program.
Please keep in mind that full vaccination is not achieved until two weeks past the final dose of the vaccine.
Students are encouraged to take their required COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible so they can complete the series and be fully vaccinated before coming to Elon. Students may receive the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to meet this requirement. International students may meet Elon’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement by receiving any vaccine that has been granted Emergency Use Authorization (Finalized) by the World Health Organization. Students whose vaccines have not received WHO approval must be revaccinated in the United States to meet this requirement.
Once reviewed and approved, all COVID-19 vaccine documentation or exemption information will be uploaded by the university to the student’s Phoenix Health Portal. This will allow the student to easily access their information in the future.
Uploading COVID-19 vaccine documentation:
Students may upload and submit documentation of their COVID-19 vaccine here. Note: This will require Elon log-in. Unvaccinated undergraduates should plan to get their first dose of any two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) by July 1, so they can get their second dose by July 29. Students may alternately choose to receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine by July 15 to meet this requirement. Please keep in mind that full vaccination is not achieved until two weeks past the final dose of the vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine Exemptions:
Students must submit waiver documentation by July 9 for requesting an exemption from COVID-19 vaccination requirements for medical or religious reasons. Information can be found here. To complete this submission, students must complete the COVID-19 vaccination/exemption form, and submit the required documentation. Note: This will require Elon log-in.
Seasonal Flu Vaccines:
Information about seasonal flu vaccine requirements, uploading documentation, or requesting an exemption/waiver will be sent to students in September. The university will offer options for receiving the seasonal flu vaccine on campus.