Immunizations

Hamline University has established immunization requirements for its students to maintain the health and safety of our community. Students must satisfy these requirements to  attend classes and live on campus, per Hamline University's immunization policy.

Required immunizations

Immunizations that are currently required are:

  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria) booster in the last 10 years*
  • 2 MMR’s (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) given after age 1*
  • COVID-19 vaccination up-to-date per current CDC guidelines**

*Minnesota law requires all students born after December 31, 1956, who enroll in a Minnesota college or university to be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella. This law allows for some exemptions.  

**required by Hamline University.   

**Students are considered up to date if they are not yet eligible for their next dose.

How do I submit documentation? What if I do not?

All Hamline students must submit their immunizations and/or the appropriate exemption documents at the start of their before moving onto campus and starting classes.  If you do not complete the requirement before August 1st for fall semester or the start of classes in spring/summer semesters, a registration hold will be placed on your student account for the following semester. Submit your documentation by entering your vaccination dates, etc. in Workday.

How do I locate my immunization records? 

Your high school or doctor’s office might have an up-to-date record of this. You can also see if the Docket app has an updated record. The Docket App- Docket Health, Inc. has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for access to their immunization records. If your immunizations were done in MN  you may be able to find your immunization records there. We will not be able to accept a screenshot of the app. You will need to download your record, from that screen you can screenshot and crop- so the immunization record including your name and date of birth are part of the record.

Easy Access to Your and Your Family’s Immunization Records (PDF)

Exemptions

Students claiming medical exemption must complete the Hamline University Student Vaccine Medical Exemption Form, which must be signed by a physician (MD or DO), physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. Your immunization requirement will not be fulfilled until this signed form is reviewed by Counseling and Health Services.

Students claiming conscientious objection must complete the Hamline University Conscientious Objection Exemption Form. Your immunization requirement will not be fulfilled until your request has been approved by a committee of university representatives.

Students who have had measles, mumps or rubella may submit blood titer results to prove immunity. There is no titer that is acceptable as proof of immunity to diphtheria, tetanus, or COVID-19.

Recommended immunizations

Hamline University and the American College Health Association also strongly recommend the following immunizations:

  • Hepatitis A and B series
  • Meningitis vaccines: Meningococcal A, C, W, Y (MenACWY) and Meningococcal B (Men B)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine
  • Annual influenza vaccines

Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) and flu shots are available for students in Counseling & Health Services if needed. Counseling and Health Services is not able to bill insurance for immunizations, Tdap or flu shot will be billed to their student account. Vaccines are also available nearby at Lloyd's Pharmacy and other pharmacies, or at most primary care medical clinics, and should be able to accept insurance.

Please contact Counseling and Health Services if you have questions regarding immunization requirements and recommendations or if you need help obtaining immunizations.