Immunization Policy

Pre-matriculation Immunization Policy

Per recommendations of ACHA (American College Health Association) Guidelines, April 2014

It is the policy of Student Health Services to require the following immunizations for all full-time first-year students entering Delaware Valley University, as well as new transfer students:

  1. MMR (measles, mumps, rubella): 2 doses required. The first dose must be given after 12 months of age. *
  2. Varicella (chickenpox): Either the date of disease is required or 2 doses of vaccine. *
  3. Tetanus/diptheria: Date of last dose is required. Updated Tdap booster within 10 years.
  4. Hepatitis B: 3 doses of vaccine are required. *
  5. Meningitis: Required by Pennsylvania state law. A booster dose is required if the initial dose was given prior to 16th birthday.
  6. Polio: Date of the last dose administered is required.
  7. Influenza vaccine: Highly encouraged - but not required - for all students yearly for the flu season.

Note: * Blood tests (titers) that show proof of immunity are also accepted as documentation.

Please click here to access the Immunization Requirements form.