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Required Immunizations

COVID-19 (fall 2022): Cabrini University is requiring all faculty, staff, and students to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) by August 15, 2022.  Please see cabrini.edu/COVIDvax for additional details. 

Hepatitis B: Three doses are required.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): Two doses are required. 

  • Dose one of MMR must be administered after the first birthday, and the second given after the fourth birthday. If the first dose is given after four years of age, the second dose can be given four weeks later.
  • A blood test showing immunity is also acceptable.
  • Disease history confirmed by doctor's record is acceptable for measles and mumps only, history of rubella is not acceptable.
  • Students born before 1957 are exempted from this requirement.

Varicella (Chicken Pox):

  • Dose one of Varicella must be administered after the first birthday, and the second given after the fourth birthday. If the first dose is given after four years of age, the second dose can be given three months later.
  • Positive immune titer verifying immunity or history of disease are acceptable.

Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis: Incoming students whose last Td (Tetanus-Diphtheria) immunization was more than five years ago must receive a booster with Tdap (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine).

  • Tdap is strongly recommended for students whose last Td booster was more than two years ago if they have a history of pulmonary disease (including asthma).

Meningococcal ACWY (Menactra): One dose on or after 16th birthday of Meningococcal vaccine

  • Revaccination is required after five years with continued risk.

Meningococcal Group B Vaccine Series (Bexsero or Trumenba)

Meningitis Awareness Disclosure 

On June 28, 2002, the Governor of Pennsylvania, Mark Schweiker, signed into law a requirement that students enrolled in Pennsylvania institutions of higher education residing in residence halls or other university-owned housing be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. For more information, visit www.legis.state.pa.us

Tuberculosis: In accordance with recommendations from both the American College Health Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cabrini Health Services performs targeted tuberculosis (TB) testing.

  • Under these guidelines, TB testing is required of students who are more likely to be exposed to TB or to develop active infection if exposed.
  • Information from health care providers on immunization record determines whether TB testing will be required.

  Students will be required to have a TB skin test (also known as a PPD or Mantoux) if they:

  • have been exposed to someone with active TB
  • have received prolonged immunosuppressive, corticosteroids treatment
  • are HIV positive
  • have or had a serious medical condition(s)
  • have or had cancer
  • have diabetes
  • have done volunteer work in hospitals, prisons, homeless shelters, or with refugees
  • are NOT from one of the following countries: 
    • American Region
      USA, Canada, US Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis 
    • European Region
      Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
    • Western Pacific Region
      Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa

Test results from other facilities are not acceptable.

Please bring any related information, such as X-ray reports, previous tests, etc.

*The Nursing program has additional requirements