Immunization against Rubeola (Red Measles) includes an initial vaccine plus a second dose of MMR (Rubeola, Rubella & Mumps) vaccine. If the person has never been immunized, two injections of the MMR vaccine at least one month apart are required.
FIRST-TIME ENTERING OU STUDENTS All first-time entering students born on or after January 1, 1957, who enroll in credit courses on OU must show proof of two immunization against Rubeola (Red Measles) and Mumps and one immunization against Rubella (German Measles). Booster vaccines for Pertussis (Whooping Cough) are strongly encouraged for all entering students. Students can receive the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria Pertussis) vaccine after two years since their last Tetanus booster. Furthermore, students living on campus are encouraged to seek Meningococcal vaccination within their first semester however, this specific vaccine is not mandated at this time.
STUDENTS IN ALLIED HEALTH and NURSING PROGRAMS Because of the nature of their daily workload, students engaged in health professional training programs could have a higher risk related to Rubeola, Rubella, Mumps, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis B infection. These departments may have established additional immunization requirements.
This policy applies to all incoming students: Students born before January 1, 1957, are exempt from the requirement for immunization; however, they must provide proof of age. (Either a driver’s license or a copy of your birth certificate will suffice.)
Students who do not have adequate proof of immunization will be required to repeat immunization. The Oakwood University Immunization Form or a form completed by your private physician and signed by the appropriate health practitioner must be submitted prior to the time of registration to the Department of Health and Counseling Services.