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Immunization Compliance

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. The state of Louisiana and Tulane University require students to have proof of immunity for certain diseases including: 

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella;
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis
  • Meningitis
  • Tuberculosis screening or testing (see form for details)

Refer to Campus Health's new student deadlines.

Tulane must have evidence of a student’s compliance with the state guidelines for immunizations. Failure to meet these requirements will result in an Enrollment Hold being placed on your student account, which will bar you from dropping or adding classes in the Fall semester and/or enrolling for Spring semester classes. Annually, enrollment holds will be placed as follows:

  • Fall Start:  October 1
  • Spring Start:  February 15
  • Summer Start:  June 15

The student's health care provider must complete and sign Tulane's immunization form. Documentation without the required immunization form will not be accepted.

Click the links in green below to download your forms and get instructions. Completed signed forms must be uploaded to the Patient PortalFaxes and emails are not accepted. 

Tulane Immunization Compliance Forms ▾

Download and print the appropriate form from below. 

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

School of Medicine Students

Exemption Request Form

Please note that students who receive immunization exemption/waivers are still required to submit records of any immunizations they have received in the past.

Instructions to Complete & Submit ▾

NOTE: You must have received your Tulane Login Information (email address) and Student ID prior to completing and submitting the Immunization Compliance Form. (Note: It takes approximately 24-48 hours for the Tulane system to link with the Patient Portal system. So, if your information is not found, wait about one more day.)

Gather Information

  1. Print your immunization form and complete the top section. Take it to your health care provider.
  2. Have your health care provider complete the rest of the immunization form, sign it, and place an official stamp next to the provider signature. Make sure the health provider provides copies of lab reports, if applicable.

Enter and Upload Information Online

  1. Scan the complete and signed form and any other supporting documents (clear and readable photos of documents are acceptable). The file size must be smaller than 4 MB.
  2. Log into the Tulane Campus Health Patient Portal using your Tulane email address (without the and your email password.
  3. Click "Immunization" in the top menu.
  4. Click "Enter Dates."
  5. Fill in all the dates and information copied directly from your Immunization Compliance Form. When finished, click "Submit."
  6. After you enter dates, upload your scanned document using the "Upload Documents" link.
  7. After your form is uploaded, it may take up to five business days for the form to be reviewed and verified. Check your Tulane email regularly for notification of secure messages from The Health Center.
  8. You will receive a secure message via the Patient Portal notifying you whether your records are either (a) in compliance which allows you to register for classes or (b) out of compliance which means you cannot register for classes until you upload the additional records specified via secure message.

Secure Messages

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 in 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.

Immunization Office (For inquiry only. Do not send records or private health information via email.)

Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Phone: 504-865-5255

Medical, Public Health & Social Work Students
Phone: 504-988-6929

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.