All students are required to submit immunizations under North Carolina Law unless you are:
You may use the Immunization Record Form on page three (3) of this document to record your immunization history. Please enter as much of your immunization information as possible. This form will require a signature or clinic stamp from your physician or health department. Required for international students or non-US Citizens is the Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire that should be submitted with your immunization record.
You may submit other acceptable records as proof of your immunizations. Those records may be obtained from of the following:
Your records must include:
Name, Date of Birth, Student ID Number (92#), Name and address of the physician or clinic that administered the immunizations, Month,Day & Year of immunization.
Titers are accepted with documentation by serological testing to have a protective antibody.
On October 20, 1999, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend that college students, particularly freshmen living in residence halls, be educated about meningitis and the benefits of vaccination. The panel based its recommendation on recent studies showing that college students, particularly freshmen living in residence halls, have a six-fold increased risk for meningitis. The recommendation further states that information about the disease and vaccination is appropriate for other undergraduate students who also wish to reduce their risk for the disease. Furthermore, in June 2003 the General Assembly of North Carolina passed House Bill 825, which requires public and private colleges with residence halls to provide their students with information about meningococcal disease.
Meningitis is rare. However, when it strikes, its flu-like symptoms make diagnosis difficult. Symptoms may include high fever, headache, and a stiff neck. If not treated early, meningitis can lead to swelling of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal column as well as severe permanent disabilities, such as hearing loss, brain damage, seizures, limb amputation and even death.
Cases of meningitis among teens and young adults 15 to 24 years of age have more than doubled since 1991. The disease strikes about 3,000 Americans each year and claims about 300 lives. Between 100 and 125 meningitis cases occur on college campuses and as many as 15 students will die from the disease.
A vaccine is available that protects four types of the bacteria that cause meningitis in the United States – types A, C, Y and W-135. These types account for nearly two-thirds of meningitis cases among college students. Please contact your primary care physician or your local health department if you are interested in receiving this vaccine. You can also find information about the disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/index.html.
Required of international students or non-US Citizens. Students from high risk countries (as determined by CDC) may require a Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) or PPD. Students with a positive skin test may be required to submit results from a recent chest x-ray.
Important Note: You must have complete immunization information before registering for your class schedule.