Immunization Compliance Policy

Pittsburg State University is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students. Therefore, PSU has implemented an Immunization Compliance policy to ensure that students are educated about and receive vaccinations to prevent potentially serious and contagious diseases.

In accordance to Pittsburg State University’s Immunization Compliance policy, Bryant Student Health Center (BSHC) must receive evidence of the student’s compliance with the following immunizations.  In the absence of this evidence an enrollment hold will be applied and the student will be unable to enroll in subsequent semesters.

  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR): ALL newly enrolled freshman, transfer, graduate & international students born on or after January 1, 1957 must show proof of TWO MMR vaccinations at least 28 days apart.  These are typically received between one and five years of age.  History of the disease is not sufficient for compliance unless it is accompanied by documentation of a positive blood titer.
  • Meningitis: ALL newly enrolled PSU students living in university-owned group housing are required to be vaccinated for meningitis within the past five (5) years. If the vaccination was received greater than 5 years ago, a booster dose will be necessary.

Prior to the first day of classes, students must submit their immunization history using our Proof of Immunization Compliance form.   This form may be completed and signed by a medical provider in the paper format, OR you may attach an official copy of your immunization record from a medical office, high school immunization record, childhood immunization booklet, etc. to the completed form.  You should include your date of birth and seven digit PSU ID# on ALL the submitted forms.

This information should then be submitted in one of these ways:

  • Turning it in at Pitt C.A.R.E.S.**/New Student Orientation, or
  • Faxing to: (620) 235-4455, or
  • Bringing to PSU Bryant Student Health Center upon campus arrival, or
  • Mailing to: Bryant Student Health Center, Pittsburg State University, 1701 South Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.

If questions remain, please contact the Bryant Student Health Center at (620) 235-4452.

**Community Health Center of SE Kansas will be available to administer required vaccines if needed at the Bryant Student Health Center between noon and 4 pm during Pitt C.A.R.E.S. Please bring your insurance information with you.

 

Title: Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) and Meningitis Immunization and Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Requirements

Policy Number:  PolicyNumber

Issue Date: 04/16

Revised: 07/16

Prepared by: Director of Operations

Approved:  Director of Operations

 

PURPOSE:  To prevent and/or reduce the spread of specific infectious diseases among students attending classes at Pittsburg State University.                

 

PROCEDURE:

  1. MMR:  ALL newly enrolled freshmen, transfer, graduate & international PSU students, born on or after January 1, 1957, must show proof of two vaccinations for Measles, Mumps and Rubella.  History of the disease, unless accompanied by a positive titer is not acceptable.  Refer to, complete, and submit Attachment A.
  2. MENINGITIS:  All newly enrolled PSU students living in university owned group housing are required to show proof of vaccine or a vaccine booster for meningitis within the last five years.   Refer to, complete, and submit Attachment A.
  3. TUBERCULOSIS (TB): 

3.1. All newly enrolled and re-enrolled U.S. students and all newly enrolled and re-enrolled international students are required to be screened for tuberculosis by Bryant Student Health Center (BSHC).

3.1.1. U.S. students are presented four screening questions prior to their enrollment.  Depending on their answers, BHSC staff will follow-up with letters requesting additional information.  Refer to Attachment B.                   

3.1.2. All International students will complete a tuberculosis screening during the International Orientation process to determine risk of TB.  Refer to Attachment C.

3.2. Students in a PSU study abroad program, traveling to a high risk country, will be educated about tuberculosis prior to their travels and encouraged to be tested following their return.

 

References:

Attachment A: Proof of Immunization Compliance

Attachment B: TB Risk Assessment Form

Attachment C: Tuberculosis Screening Form

Page revision date: 04/25/2018