As a new or re-entering student, you are subject to a State legislated pre-matriculation immunization statute that requires you to provide UNO with your immunization status regarding Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus Toxoid reduced diphtheria acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal. The following information should help answer your questions about immunization requirements and related documentation.
Ochsner Health Services can provide immunizations for students who have been admitted to the university but have not paid fees yet or attended classes. There is a fee associated with these immunizations and are payable at the time of service. Please contact Ochsner Health Services for more information.
You should bring the Proof of Immunization Compliance Form to be completed by the health care professional at the clinic or office of your choice.
No, if we already have your immunization records on file, you do not have to submit another immunization form. However, if you’ve never submitted your immunization records at all, then it is recommended that you receive the needed immunizations.
Although it is understandable that you may have already been immunized, the documentation is required to attend any school in Louisiana. As stated earlier, there are clinics in the New Orleans area, and students can be immunized through Ochsner Health Services. It is strongly recommended that several copies be kept in a safe place for your own personal records.
No. Registration is delayed until the immunization requirement is met.
Valid shots means that the Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus toxoid reduced diphtheria acellular pertussis (Tdap) was taken within the last 10 years from the current date, and the two MMR vaccines have been taken twice. The MMR vaccinations are good for life. Additionally, two meningococcal vaccines are required and should be separated by at least eight weeks. (If the first dose is administered AFTER age 16, a second dose is NOT required.)
The more shots you’ve had, the better for you! Depending on when they were administered, they may count towards meeting the requirement.
UNO accepts immunizations via mail, fax, email or in person to UC 248. Mail immunizations to Office of Student Affairs, 248 University Center, New Orleans, LA 70148. Fax to 504.280.3975. Email scanned documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates an international traveler’s immunization hotline to obtain information about required or recommended shots for your destination. Call them at (877)394-8747, or visit their website www.cdc.gov.