All Oxford students must have the following required immunizations prior to matriculation:
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella Requirement: All students born on or after January 1, 1957 must meet this requirement, either by having been vaccinated against the 3 diseases (either as the combined vaccine MMR or individual vaccinations against the 3 diseases) or showing laboratory evidence of immunity to all 3 diseases.
Dose 1: At 12 month of age or older
Dose 2: At 4-6 years of age or older
- Tetanus-Diphtheria Requirement: All students must have the basic primary series of 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoid (DT or Td). These are usually given with Pertussis vaccine (DPT) in infancy. In addition, all students must have a Td booster within the past 10 years.
- Hepatitis B Requirement: All students must have a series of 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations (an initial dose, followed by a dose at 1-2 months and a dose at 4-6 months or later). A post-vaccine antibody titer (to demonstrate immunity) is recommended for students in healthcare fields.
- Varicella (Chickenpox) Requirement: All students must have a history of Varicella (chickenpox), a positive Varicella antibody titer or 2 doses of vaccine given at least 1 month apart
- Tuberculosis Screening Requirement: All International Students from certain countries with endemic Tuberculosis must meet Oxford's Tuberculosis Screening Requirement. This requirement is in keeping with current CDC guidelines. Please refer to the Tuberculosis screening form section on the Entrance Medical Record.
Vaccinations recommended but not required:
- Polio Immunization: It is recommended that all students have a certified primary series of polio immunization (oral, inactivated or E-IPV).
- Meningococcal (Meningitis) Vaccination: The CDC and the American College Health Association have recommended that all students and parents be informed about meningococcal disease and the benefits of vaccination. The vaccine is recommended for all freshmen, particularly those who live in or plan to live in residence halls, and for all students who wish to reduce their risk of meningococcal meningitis. Students and parents with questions about the meningococcal vaccine should refer to Immunization Information.
- Hepatitis A Vaccine
- Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine
- HPV Vaccine (Gardasil - 3 doses)
For general information about immunizations please visit the CDC Vaccines and Immunizations web page at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/.