Immunization Policy

Tuberculosis Screening
To ensure a healthy campus and to comply with Missouri state law applicable to institutions of higher education (R.S.Mo. 199.290) all students who attend class on campus must complete a Tuberculosis (TB) screening questionnaire through the Maryville University Health Portal prior to the start of a student’s academic program. If a TB screen indicates a student is at an increased risk for actual or potential exposure to TB, the student will be required to receive a PPD Skin Test (TB test). Additional screening is recommended after a known exposure to TB disease or annually.

Additionally, students living in University housing or enrolled in the education or health profession programs and participating in clinical or practicum programs are required to provide written proof of a negative TB Test each year. TB skin testing is available through the Health and Wellness Office.

Failure to complete the TB screening or provide written proof of a negative TB test may result in the University excluding a student from classes, University housing, and other curricular and co-curricular activities.

Immunization Records
Students living in University housing and/or participating in athletics must provide documentation of the following vaccines:

1) Measles, mumps, and Rubella (MMR): Two doses
2) Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap): One dose within the past 10 years
3) Varicella (Chickenpox): Two doses or documentation from a licensed health care provider providing month and year of previous chickenpox disease or titer results demonstrating immunity.
4) Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV): Two doses unless first dose administered at age 16 or older (Menactra or Menveo). Vaccination with the Meningitis B vaccine (Trumemba and Bexsero) is strongly encouraged, but not required.

Students in the health profession programs may have additional immunization requirements as a condition of participation in clinical educational experiences.

Students shall not reside in University housing or participate in any athletic program without completing the immunization requirements.

Students requesting an exemption due to religious or medical reasons must complete a Vaccination Exemption Form through the Maryville University Health Portal.

Outbreak of a Contagious Disease
In the event of a communicable disease outbreak where a vaccine is available, students without written proof of immunizations on file will not be permitted to attend in-person classes or participate in University activities until written proof of immunizations has been provided or the period of contagious risk has expired as determined by health officials. This exclusion could jeopardize a student’s ability to participate in course required activities, which may impact a student’s grade.

Policy Revised July 2020