Questions and Answers
When and where do I send my Immunization Record once it is complete??
The Immunization Record Form should be submitted to Student Health Services as soon as possible. The deadline for submission is October 1st for Fall entrance or March 1st Spring entrance.
A hold will be put on your account and a $25 late fee charged if immunization records are not received by the deadline.
All forms can be:
George Mason University
Student Health Services
4400 University Drive, MS 2D3
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
DROPPED OFF AT
Student Union 1, Rooms 2347 - 2349
Must the Immunization Record form be signed by a doctor or health-care provider?
Yes and No: YES the Immunization Record form must be signed by a health-care provider IF the immunization records have been transcribed onto the form. NO the Immunization Record form does not need to be signed by a health-care provider IF the form is turned into us with a copy of the records attached for verification.
Is the hepatitis B vaccine required?
Yes, according to Virginia State Law, students must either be immunized or sign a waiver indicating that they do not wish to be vaccinated against the disease and understand the risks. Signing the waiver does not mean you cannot be vaccinated in the future.
A blood test indicating positive immunity is also acceptable. Students must complete a series of 3 injections before they are considered completely immune to hepatitis B. The first dose can be given at any time. Once the first dose is received, the second dose must be given at least 1 month thereafter. The third dose must be given 6 months after the first. If students are not able to complete the series before the end of their first semester, they must sign the waiver. Signing the waiver does not mean you cannot be vaccinated against hepatitis B in the future.
How can I provide proof of hepatitis B vaccination if I can not located my records?
A blood test or revaccination can be preformed.
Is the Meningitis (Meningococcal) vaccine required?
Yes, according to Virginia State Law, students must either be immunized or sign a waiver indicating that they do not wish to be vaccinated against the disease.
My Tetanus and Diphtheria vaccinations are outdated, can I still register?
You will be unable to register without an up-to-date tetanus and diphtheria booster. The booster must be administered every 10 years. Students receiving their decennial booster must receive Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), or Td. Td and Tdap vaccines are readily available at Student Health Services for a minimal fees by appointment only.
I don’t have any immunization records, what should I do?
Please check with your High School, parents, or previous University (excluding 2-year Community College), or military service branch for your records. If you are sure that you have been vaccinated against the measles, mumps, and rubella you can have titers drawn. A sample of your blood will be tested to determine the status of your immunity. If you do not have documentation proving that you have been vaccinated against tetanus and diphtheria you will have to be re-immunized. If you do not have documentation to support that you have been immunized against hepatitis B or meningitis you may either be re-immunized or sign a waiver stating you do not wish to do so.
I had Measles, Mumps or Rubella as a child, is this sufficient?
A history of disease is NOT accepted.
Where can I find a copy of my records?
Records may be located by checking with your parents, High School, previous University (excluding 2-year Community College), or military service branch. Please keep in mind that the records you locate may not be complete, you may still require additional immunizations.
I had the Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccinations as a child, are they still valid?
Yes, these are childhood immunizations and usually provide lifelong immunity, provided it was administered after 1967 and after your first birthday. Please note that all students must show documentation that they have had two doses of the Measles, two doses of the Mumps and two doses of the Rubella vaccine.
I am a citizen of the United Stated of America; must I submit an Immunization Record?
Yes, all students must submit an Immunization Record.
I am a non-degree student; do I need to turn-in my immunization records?
Yes. All students: part-time, full-time, degree, and non-degree students must submit immunization records in order to attend classes at George Mason University.