Undergraduate Students

North Carolina state law (General Statute 130A-155.1) requires anyone entering college to present a certificate of immunization that documents their compliance with all required immunizations.

The statute applies to all college and university students, except:

¨ Students registered only in off-campus courses;
¨ Students only attending classes scheduled 5:00 pm or later;
¨ Students enrolled only in weekend classes;
¨ Students taking a course load of four (4) credit hours or less per semester

Students 17 years of age and younger:

  • 3 DTP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis) or TD (Tetanus-Diphtheria) doses.
  • 1 Td/Tdap (Tetanus-Diphtheria and/or Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis) dose must be within the last 10 years.
  • 3 Polio doses.
  • 2* MEASLES (Rubeola) one dose on or after age 12 months and before age 16 months and a second dose before enrolling in school for the first time. (2MMR doses meet this requirement.)
  • 1** RUBELLA (German measles) dose. (after first birthday).
  • 2** MUMPS doses (both after first birthday)
  • 3 Hepatitis B doses.

Students Born In 1957 Or Later And 18 Years Or Age Or Older:

  • 3 DTP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis) or TD (Tetanus-Diphtheria) doses.
  • 1 Td /Tdap (Tetanus-Diphtheria and/or Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis) dose must be within the last 10 years.
  • 2* MEASLES (Rubeola) one dose on or after 12 months of age, the 2nd before age 16 months of age and second dose before enrolling in school for the first time. (2 MMR doses meet this requirement.)
  • 1** RUBELLA (German measles) dose. (after first birthday.)
  • 2** MUMPS doses. (both after first birthday.)

Students 50 Years Of Age And Older

  • 3 DTP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis) or TD (Tetanus-Diphtheria) doses.
  • 1 Td/Tdap (Tetanus-Diphtheria and/or Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis) dose must be within the last 10 years.

International students are required to provide proof of a negative PPD/Tuberculin skin test within 12 months proceeding the first day of classes.  If your PPD/TB is positive a chest x-ray may be performed within the United States.