• Immunizations


    Required Immunizations / Registration Hold

    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.  All Hamline students must submit their immunizations and/or the appropriate exemption documents at the start of their college career.  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 record for the following semester.  

    Exemptions

    Students claiming Medical Exemption must print and complete section B of the Hamline University Paper Immunization Form, which must be signed by a healthcare provider, a physician (MD or DO), physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. Your immunization requirement will not be fulfilled until this signed form is received by Counseling and Health Services.

    Students claiming Conscientious Objection must complete section C of the Hamline University Paper Immunization Form, which must be notarized.  Your immunization requirement will not be fulfilled until this notarized form is received by Counseling & Health Services.


    Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement

    The COVID-19 vaccine is required for all new and returning Hamline students starting  in Fall 2021.  Students are required to complete their COVID-19 vaccine by August 15, 2021 and should complete the Student COVID-19 Vaccine Status Form to report their COVID vaccination(s) and upload a copy of their COVID vaccination record. 

    Students requesting a medical exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine must print and complete the Request for COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Exemption Form, which must be signed by a healthcare provider, a physician (MD or DO), physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. Your COVID-19 vaccine requirement will not be fulfilled until this signed form is received and approved by Counseling and Health Services.

    Students claiming a conscientious objection for the COVID-19 vaccine must complete the Request for COVID-19 Vaccine Conscientious Objection Exemption Form which must be notarized.  Your COVID-19 vaccine requirement will not be fulfilled until this notarized form is received and approved by Counseling & Health Services.

    Unvaccinated students and those not fully-vaccinated will be expected to mask while indoors on campus and to participate in COVID-19 testing every 2 weeks. The Minnesota Department of Health recommends testing every two weeks for unvaccinated individuals in frequent contact with others outside their household. Currently, COVID-19 testing and results reporting will be managed and coordinated through Counseling and Health Services.

    If a student is unable to get vaccinated in their home state or country before August 15, the student should reach out to Counseling and Health Services by emailing covid@hamline.edu prior to August 15 to develop a plan to meet this requirement.  Some restrictions will be in place for these individuals until 14 days after the completion of their vaccination series. 

    If a student has lost their COVID-19 vaccination card, they should contact the healthcare provider from the location where they received their vaccinations to request a duplicate.

     

    Recommended Immunizations

    Hamline University and the American College Health Association also strongly RECOMMEND the following immunizations:
    Hepatitis A/B series
    Meningitis vaccine(s)
    HPV (Gardasil) vaccine
    Annual influenza vaccines

    Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) and flu shots are available for purchase to students in Counseling & Health Services if needed.  Other vaccines are available nearby at Lloyd's Pharmacy and other pharmacies, or at most primary care medical clinics. 

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

    Counseling & Health Services
    Located in the lower level of Manor Hall-Rm 16
    651-523-2204
    counselinghealth@hamline.edu 


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