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Redfern Health Center

Pre-Matriculation/Immunization Requirements

All students are required to:

1) Complete the Required Student Immunization Forms
2) Complete the Pharmacy Prescription Card Information
3) Submit this official documentation prior to the following deadlines:

Summer/Fall enrollment: July 1
Spring enrollment: December 1

Mail (or) fax completed forms to:

Redfern Health Center, Room 34
Clemson University
Box 344054
Clemson, SC 29634-4054
Fax: 864-656-0760

If you are unable to obtain a verified immunization history, all required immunizations are available to you at Redfern Health Center. Students not in compliance with immunization requirements will not be allowed to complete registration for the next semester and may be subject to a late fee.

Exception:  If you are enrolled in only online courses, you do not need to comply with medical clearance requirements.  However, if you receive notices of non-compliance, contact Sharon Harris, Health Information Manager at 864-656-2590 or e-mail spharri@clemson.edu.

Required vaccines

  1. MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella): for students born after 1956, two doses required after 12 months of age.
  2. Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis); single dose required for all students age 64 or younger as of January 1, 2014.
  3. Meningococcal vaccine; dose of conjugate vaccine (Menactra, Menveo) required after 16th birthday for all students age 21 or younger as of January 1, 2014.  If received initial dose before 16th birthday, booster is required.  Students must present proof of vaccination, or may sign a waiver declining the vaccination.
  4. Tuberculin Test; Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) is required only for international students or residents who have resided in a country that has been identified as "high risk" for tuberculosis within the last 5 years.  Click here for a list of high risk countries.

IGRA screenings must be performed in the U.S. and are valid for one year.

TB screenings performed outside of the U.S. will not be accepted.

Students with a prior positive tuberculin screening must bring a copy of a chest X-ray report (translated in English), within the last three months. Students who are receiving treatment for tuberculosis should bring copies of all treatment records, including medical notes, laboratory reports and X-rays. 

Recommended vaccines

  1. Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
    1. Females 11 to 26 years old: Bivalent or Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV2 Cervarix or HPV4 Gardasil); series of three vaccines.
    2. Males 9 - 26 years old: Quadrivalent Human Papillomavrius Vaccine (HPV4 Gardasil); series of three vaccines.
  2. Varicella - series of two vaccines.
  3. Hepatitis B - series of three vaccines.  Can also be combined with Hepatitis A.
  4. Hepatitis A - series of two vaccines.

For more information on the above vaccines, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. The majority of the recommended vaccines are available at Redfern. For further information, contact Sharon Harris, Health Information Manager at 864-656-2590 or e-mail spharri@clemson.edu.

Exemptions

If completion of medical clearance requirements is contraindicated for medical reasons, approval of the healthcare provider is required in Section D of the Immunization Form along with documentation of the need for the exemption.

If a religious exemption is requested, contact Ashley Martinez, Health Information Analyst at 864-656-4999 to complete the religious exemption form.

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