All students entering the University of Southern Indiana for the first time and/or living in University Housing must meet the immunization requirements of the University and Indiana Code 20-12-71 enacted by the 2002 Indiana General Assembly.
To comply with the requirements, you must provide current documentation of the following immunizations:
- 2 MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccines ; first MMR must be given after 1957 and not before first birthday, or a physician’s written statement of immunity to measles and mumps due to having had the infection or proof immunity through titers. Students born before January 1, 1957, are exempt from the MMR requirement.
- Tetanus/diphtheria (Td booster/Tdap) within past 10 years, tetanus toxoid alone NOT ACCEPTABLE
- Tuberculin skin test (Mantoux only) prior to the start of the first semester at USI, within 6 months for American citizens and 6 weeks for international students; must be administered and read in the United States by a registered nurse or physician within 48-72 hours. Need signature of doctor or nurse reading results or documentation of the date that the test was given, the date that it was read, and what the results of the test were in millimeters.
- Meningococcal (Meningitis) and Hepatitis B Risk Acknowledgement form. Beginning January 2003 all students MUST read and sign this form before returning it; proof of vaccination against Hepatitis B and proof of the Meningitis vaccine after age 16 is acceptable in place of this form. Meningitis vaccination before age 16 is not acceptable. Please see http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/who-vaccinate.htm for more information.
Acceptable documents consist of one of the following:
- Copy of your immunization record from high school or another postsecondary institution
- Physician’s statement showing the month, day and year during which the vaccinations were administered or infection was experienced. Generally, physicians do not charge for this service.
- Personal record maintained by you or your family showing the month, day, and year during which the vaccinations were administered
Exceptions for Immunizations Exceptions may be made for meeting state requirements under certain conditions, such as health circumstances which contraindicate immunization, pregnancy, or participation in a current sequence of immunizations. A written statement from a physician is necessary in all health circumstances. Further information may be obtained by contacting the University Health Center at 812/465-1250 or in Room 0091 in the Health Professions Center.
The documentation must be mailed, delivered, or faxed to the University Health Center prior to the start of your first semester at USI. The fax number is 812/465-7170. Please confirm that a complete immunization record is on file in the Health Center by calling 812/465-1250.
Beginning January 2003 all students MUST read and sign the Meningococcal and Hepatitis B Risk Acknowledgement Form and return it with the Immunization Form in order to complete the file.
Hepatitis B & Meningitis Letter
To return these forms to the University Health Center, you may:
- Fax them to 812/465-7170
- Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deliver them in person to the University Health Center, located in the lower level of the Health Professions Building in room HP0091
- Mail them to:
University of Southern Indiana
University Health Center - HP 0091
Evansville, IN 47712
You must comply with the immunization regulations in order to be eligible to enroll at the University of Southern Indiana.