1. Documentation of immunity under subsection 1 SBHE Policy 506.1 means: (a) evidence of two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine after age one and no less than 28 days apart from a licensed provider or authorized representative of a state or local health department: (b) proof of a positive serologic test for measles, mumps, and rubella; or (c) proof of date of birth prior to 1957. Student is given one term to submit required immunization. If it is not received prior to the next term registration date, a hold is put on their account until it is cleared.
2. Documentation of immunity under subsection 2 in SBHE Policy 506.1 means: (a) evidence of at least one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine after age 16. Student is given one term to submit required immunization. If it is not received prior to the next term registration date, a hold is put on their account until it is cleared.
3. Valley City State University will follow the policies and recommendations of the NDUS system. Students enrolled in early entry (dual credit), 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 are exempt from SBHE Policy 506.1. VCSU faculty and staff will be exempt from immunization policy and procedures. VCSU may grant additional exemptions upon application to and approval by the Vice President of Student Affairs, when: (a) immunization is contraindicated by medical condition that is certified by a medical provider; (b) the student has had one immunization and agrees to have a second one no less than one month later; or (c) the student’s beliefs preclude participation in an immunization program.
4. Valley City State University will provide an intensive educational effort to inform students of the policy and the need for immunization, the provision of access to immunization through clinics or the county health office. Valley City State University will track students using the university CRM System to identify students who are immunized and those who are not. The Enrollment Services office is currently managing immunization records.
5. Any individual who has been exempted from the immunization requirements may be required to stay off campus, including exclusion from campus activities, in the event of an outbreak of a communicable disease until the danger is over.
6. Tuberculin skin testing is required of new students from all countries except those classified by U.S. Health officials as "low risk for tuberculosis." Enrollment Services will contact Health Services either by phone or email to confirm that a newly enrolled international student will need a tuberculin skin test if he/she meets these qualifications. Health Services will contact that student and proceed with the screening. The testing needs to be done at the beginning of the first term before the student begins classes. Documentation of the testing will be kept in the Health Services office.
Approved: March 2017
Revised: December 2017