Immunizations

The State of Connecticut General Statutes Section 10a - 155 and Fairfield University require each full-time or matriculating student to provide proof of immunity or screening against measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, meningitis and tuberculosis. Matriculating students are defined as those enrolled in a degree seeking program. This includes both undergraduate and graduate students.

The following are mandatory:

Proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) (Students born before Jan. 1, 1957 are exempt).
You must provide proof of one of the following:

  • Two MMR immunizations (one on or after your first birthday and after Jan. 1, 1969 AND one at least 28 days later and after Jan. 1, 1980), OR
  • Documentation of positive MMR titer (blood test), OR
  • Documentation of date of MMR disease by your health care provider

Proof of immunity to Varicella (Chicken Pox) (Students born in the U.S. before Jan. 1, 1980 are exempt)
You must provide proof of one of the following:

  • Two varicella immunizations (one on or after your first birthday and one at least 28 days later), OR
  • Documentation of positive Varicella titer (blood test), OR
  • Documentation of date of varicella disease by your health care provider

Proof of Immunity to Meningitis (Required for students living on campus only)
You must provide proof of meningococcal immunization having been administered within the five (5) years prior to starting classes. A Meningococcal Disease Fact Sheet is available (see below)

Tuberculosis (TB) screening All students are required to complete a series of TB risk assessment questions.  Students determined to be at high risk for TB need TB testing as outlined on the Medical Report form. 

Hepatitis B immunization is recommended. (This is not a requirement.) A Hepatitis B Fact Sheet is available (see below).

It is MANDATORY that students document the requirements using the Student Medical Report Form (see below) before registering for classes at Fairfield University.  Please mail your Student Medical Report to the Student Health Center.

Immunization Exemptions:

  • Students born prior to January 1, 1957 are exempted by age to the measles, mumps and rubella requirement.
  • Students born in the U.S. before January 1, 1980 are exempted by age to the varicella requirement.
  • The University will only permit vaccination waivers for religious or medical reasons. A signed Immunization Exemption Form indicating the specific medical contraindication from your health care provider is required for medical exemption. A signed Immunization Exemption Form stating religious objections to immunization must be submitted in order to obtain a religious exemption. The Immunization Exemption Form is available (see below).
  • Exemption for either medical or religious reasons subjects the individual to exclusion from campus in the event of an outbreak of a disease for which immunizations are required.

Mandatory immunization requirements are strictly enforced. Please consult your private health care provider to obtain necessary vaccinations. The Student Health Center is not able to offer all vaccinations.

Please Note: Students enrolled in the Fairfield University School of Nursing will be notified of additional specialized immunization requirements and documentation procedures.

Immunization Forms and Fact Sheets

Undergraduate Medical Report Form

Graduate Medical Report Form

Hepatitis B Fact Sheet

Meningococcal Disease Fact Sheet

Immunization Exemption Form