The General Assembly of Tennessee requires entering students to complete an immunization compliance process.
Active service members or veterans can submit their Military ID or DD 2214 to clear these immunization requirements.
Adequate immunization for each required vaccine or vaccine component consists of the following:
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Varicella: two doses of varicella containing vaccine administered at least 28 days apart and no earlier than 4 days before the first birthday
Laboratory evidence of immunity
Verified history of varicella disease documented by a physician, advanced practice nurse, physician's assistant or health department.
Entering students 22 years and older OR who transfer from another institution of higher learning do not have to provide proof of adequate vaccination against meningococcal disease.
Adequate proof consists of documentation from a health care provider showing a single dose of conjugate vaccine (Menactra®, Menveo®, and MenHibrix®) given on or after the 16th birthday. If your initial vaccine for meningitis was given prior to the age of 16 years, immunization requirements will not be met unless an additional booster vaccine is given after your 16th birthday. This is in accordance with the "Recommended Immunization Schedule" published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Meningococcal Serogroup B Vaccine is not currently required but is recommended. The two vaccines currently licensed for use in persons aged 10-25 are Bexsero® and Trumenba®.
You can obtain more information regarding vaccination against meningococcal disease at Meningococcal Vaccines for Preteens, Teens.
Students must also acknowledge they have been informed of the risk factors and dangers of meningococcal disease.
Students are not required to provide documentation of vaccination against hepatitis b; but MUST acknowledge they have been informed of the risk factors and dangers by completing the Notice of Information.
A student is exempt from the immunization requirements if:
A student who has been exempted from a particular vaccination must comply with the immunization requirements for any vaccines from which he or she has not been exempted.
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