All students who have been admitted to Tulane University are required to provide proof of immunization compliance (meeting CDC and American College Health Association guidelines) prior to arriving at Tulane. There are separate immunization compliance requirements for new students and returning students.
Immunization Compliance Deadlines
All communication regarding your immunization records is private and visible only via secure messaging in the Patient Portal. When you have a new secure message, you will receive an alert in your Tulane email directing you to the Patient Portal. (Learn how to sign up to get text notifications of secure messages.) You should submit health information only via the Patient Portal and never by email. You may reply to the secure message in the Patient Portal or contact the immunization office for any follow-up or assistance.
Contact the Immunization Office
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (For inquiries only. Do not send records or private health information via email.)
Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Medical, Public Health & Social Work Students
Louisiana Law and Medical Recommendations
Louisiana law (R.S. 17:170 - Schools of Higher Learning) requires proof of dates of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and tetanus-diphtheria for all first-time students born on or after January 1, 1957, and for reentering students (born on or after January 1, 1957) who have been out of school for one semester or longer. The following guidelines are presented for the purpose of meeting the established recommendations for control of vaccine-preventable diseases, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to the United States Public Health Service (ACIP), and the American College Health Association (ACHA). In addition, current Louisiana legislation now mandates meningitis vaccination for persons being admitted to a postsecondary education institution for the Fall 2006 semester and thereafter.