In order to minimize potential outbreaks of measles, mumps, and rubella on college
campuses, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia requires all applicants
to satisfy immunization requirements before they are considered for admission to SPSU. Do I need to provide proof of immunization?
Proof of immunization is required across all admissions classifications -- freshman,
transfer, transient, international, nontraditional, and graduate students. Only applicants
with certain medical conditions or religious convictions may be exempt from this policy. Where can I get the vaccination?
You may receive vaccines from your local health department, private physician, or
Georgia State Health Services, to name a few. All locations charge a fee for the vaccinations. How should the immunizations be documented?
A physician or public health official must show the month and the year that you received
the required immunizations. Immunization must be provided on the immunization form
. Do not submit school shot records, health history, or other immunization records. What if I have moved several times since my vaccination, or my doctor is no longer
practicing or is deceased?
In all cases, we recommend that you either repeat the doses of MMR over a 30-day
period or have your blood drawn for MMR titer. I was born before January 1, 1957: what should I do?
Based on the assumption that all individuals born before January 1, 1957, are naturally
immune to measles and mumps, you will only need to provide need of immunity to rubella.
You may receive a rubella vaccine or rubella titer. The CDC reports that a history
of rubella disease is not a reliable indicator of immunity and a clinical diagnosis
of immunity to rubella should not signify an official diagnosis.