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:
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:
The student's health care provider must complete and sign Tulane's immunization form. Documentation without the required immunization form will not be accepted. Completed signed forms must be uploaded to the Patient Portal. Faxes and emails are not accepted.
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.
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.)
New for spring 2021, all students* are required to receive a flu vaccine and submit documentation (see instructions below). We will offer flu vaccine at the Arrival Center and on campus in January; however, please do not wait – many pharmacies (Walgreens and CVS) and retail outlets (Target, Walmart) offer vaccines at low or no charge to you.
*Students with medical, religious or personal reasons can submit an exemption form.
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.
Email: email@example.com (For inquiry only. Do not send records or private health information via email.)
Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Medical, Public Health & Social Work Students
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.