Immunization Policy

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University Policy Number 6004

Categorized:

Responsible Office:

Policy Procedure:

Related Law & Policy:

  • Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations published by the
    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

I. Scope

This policy and related procedures are applicable to all George Mason University students who attend one or more classes on any of George Mason’s campuses. This includes part-time, full-time, degree, non-degree, international, and domestic students.

This policy does not apply to students who take online courses only and do not come to any campus, or to students who apply for a statutory exemption. See Code of Virginia § 23-7.5.

II. Policy Statement

All Mason students born after December 31, 1956 must provide proof of compliance with immunization requirements mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia and George Mason University.

All newly admitted students, re-enrolled students, and those students who have changed to on- campus students, must submit an Immunization Record to the Immunization Office at Student Health Services. All immunizations must be verified by documentation. Student Health Services may require students to submit supporting documentation of immunization records, and may require titers and/or vaccinations at the student’s expense. Students have the option of waiving out of the Hepatitis B and Meningitis requirement.

III. Compliance

The due date for the completed Immunization Record for each semester is available on the Student Health Services website and the official George Mason Calendar.
Those students who have not completed their records by the due date will incur a late fee and a hold will be placed on their student account.

IV. Forms

N/A

V. Dates:

A. Effective Date:

This policy will become effective upon the date of approval by the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance and the Provost and Executive Vice President.

B. Date of Most Recent Review:

N/A.

VI. Timetable for Review

This policy, and any related procedures, shall be reviewed every three years or more frequently as needed.

VII. Signatures

Approved:

_____/S/__________
Senior Vice President for
Administration and Finance

_____/S/___________
Provost and Executive Vice President

Date: 7/20/15