State Immunization Requirements for Enrolled Students
Indiana state law requires all new, regularly enrolled students attending residential campuses of Indiana public universities be immunized against Rubeola (10 day measles), Rubella (German measles), Mumps, Diphtheria, and Tetanus. This law requires the university to block the enrollment of any student who does not comply with immunization requirements. If your record is held for immunization noncompliance, registration for future courses can not be fully processed until the hold is cleared.
Evidence of immunization or immunity may be documented by completion of the Purdue Medical History Form (pdf) and signed by a healthcare provider or other record keeper. Other immunization records acceptable to the Indiana State Department of Health also may be used to document compliance with the immunization requirements. These are:
- A physician's certificate.
- Immunization records forwarded by another school.
- A record maintained by student or parent showing the month and year during which each dose of vaccine was administered.
|Immunizations required by the state of Indiana for enrollment for ALL students|
|Rubeola (Ten Day Measles)||Two doses of live vaccine administered after first birthday|
|Rubella (German/3 Day Measles)||At least one immunization administered after first birthday|
|Mumps||At least one immunization administered after first birthday|
|Tetanus/Diphtheria||Td booster must have been given within last 10 years|
|International students only|
|Tuberculosis test||Test must be done after the student arrives in the US and on or before the first day of attending classes at Purdue University. Those not in compliance by the end of the grace period will have their records encumbered and classes cancelled. Learn more about Tuberculosis (pdf).|
State-required immunizations are available at the Student Health Center and through other healthcare providers. Click here for immunization costs.
Requests for exemption to these requirements based on religious grounds must be made in advance and signed by the student.
A medical exemption will be granted upon receipt of a written statement from a healthcare provider indicating the nature and duration of the medical condition which contraindicates an immunization, along with the specific vaccine identified as detrimental to the student's health, certifying pregnancy or suspected pregnancy, or verifying that the student is currently completing the course of all required immunizations. Medical exemptions expire when the medical condition(s) contraindicating immunization change in a manner which permits immunization.
In the event of an outbreak of any of the vaccine preventable diseases covered by this law on or near campus, students holding exemptions will be excluded from all campus activities, for their protection, until the outbreak is declared to be over. Submit immunization documentation to
PURDUE STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
601 Stadium Mall Drive
Immunization Office - Room 136
W. Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2052
Fax: (765) 494-1836
Telephone: (765) 494-1837