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SUBJECT: 500s: Student Affairs EFFECTIVE: November 16, 2016
Section: 506.1 Immunization

  1. Any student enrolled at any NDUS institution must provide documentation of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). The Chancellor shall adopt procedures implementing this policy.

  2. Effective fall 2017, newly admitted students ages 21 and younger must provide documentation of immunity against meningococcal disease in accordance with this policy. The Chancellor shall adopt procedures implementing these requirements.

  3. Each institution will establish procedures for exemption, which may include students enrolled only in distance learning courses, courses taught off campus, continuing education or noncredit courses, and students in attendance at camps, workshops or programs and classes delivered under contract to a third party. NDUS benefited employees are exempt from the policy and procedures; however, each institution will implement procedures for staff and faculty enrolled in classes. Institutions may grant additional exemptions upon application to and approval by the authorized institution official under established campus procedures, when: (a) immunization is contraindicated by a medical condition that is certified by a licensed provider; (b) the student's beliefs preclude participation in an immunization program; or (c) instances when the student has had one MMR immunization and agrees to have a second one no less than 28 days later.

  4. Each institution shall establish procedures for TB screening of international students. Testing is required of new students from all countries except those classified by U.S. health officials as "low risk for tuberculosis."

Reference: NDUS Procedure - 506.1  

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