Pursuant to Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.001(9), prior to registration, each student accepted for admission at Florida Atlantic University must submit a signed FAU Immunization Form. Florida Atlantic University requires documented proof of immunizations to Measles and Rubella. In addition, pursuant to Florida Board of Governors Regulations 6.007, effective July 1, 2008, all new matriculating students must also provide documentation of vaccinations against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B or provide a signed waiver for each declined vaccination.
In order to be considered official, the Immunization Form must contain an authorized signature AND an office stamp. In lieu of an authorized signature and stamp, copies of official records may be attached to the Immunization Form. Official records must include the student’s name and front cover of all documents. We reserve the right to interpret the validity of all documents.
Acceptable documentation is as follows:
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause ear infection, pneumonia, seizures, brain damage or even death. Pregnant women and people who have ever had a life-threatening reaction to gelatin, neomycin or a previous dose of MMR vaccine should not receive the MMR vaccine.
Students can be considered compliant for measles only if they have official documentation of at least one of the following:
RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES):
Rubella is a contagious viral infection that causes a rash, mild fever and stiff joints in adults. A pregnant woman who contracts rubella could have a miscarriage or her baby could be born with serious birth defects. Two doses of MMR vaccine can provide long-term, effective protection against these diseases. Anyone who has one of the following should consult with a physician prior to receiving the MMR vaccine: HIV/AIDS or other diseases of the immune system; cancer or is receiving cancer treatment; blood disorders or recent receipt of blood transfusions or blood products. Pregnant women and people who have ever had a life-threatening reaction to gelatin, neomycin or a previous dose of MMR vaccine should not receive the MMR vaccine.
Students can be considered compliant for rubella only if they have official documentation of at least one of the following:
* PLEASE NOTE: ALL FEMALE STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THEY SHOULD NOT BE VACCINATED WITH A LIVE VIRUS VACCINE IF THERE IS ANY POSSIBILITY OF PREGNANCY.
Hepatitis B is a serious viral liver disease that can lead to chronic liver disease, liver cancer or, rarely, death. Hepatitis B vaccine is believed to confer lifelong immunity in most cases. People with a history of life-threatening reaction to baker’s yeast or to a previous dose of hepatitis B vaccine should not receive the vaccine. Pregnant women may be vaccinated.
Students can be considered compliant for hepatitis B only if they have documentation of at least one of the following:
Meningococcal Meningitis is a rare bacterial infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It can cause severe neurological damage, loss of limbs, or death. The vaccine Menactra protects 90% of its recipients against four of the five serotypes of bacteria which cause this form of meningitis. Protection is believed to last for a minimum of eight years. People with a history of latex allergy, Guillain-Barré syndrome or previous serious allergic reaction to Menactra should not receive the vaccine. Pregnant women must consult with their physicians prior to receiving Menomune/Menactra.
Students can be considered compliant for meningitis only if they have documentation of at least one of the following:
Proof of immunization is required prior to registration.
FAU may have received some immunization information electronically if you have attended a Florida public high school. In addition you will need to complete the FAU Immunization Form and provide any missing information.
To submit the FAU Immunization Form and additional immunization documentation, please complete the following steps:
You may be able to obtain your immunization records from:
NOTE: You are required to submit the signed FAU Immunization Form in addition to any of the above documentation.
To obtain copies of your immunization records, contact the Immunization office.
The Immunization Office is located at:Florida Atlantic University