Got your shots?

Got Your Shots? — Immunization Requirements for New Students

As we prepare for another great semester, we want to give all our students a “shot” at being successful Zags. In order to do this, we have certain immunization requirements in place for all new students.

All students born after 1956 are required to provide documentation of two measles (rubella) vaccinations. This vaccine is often given as one of the components in the Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR) vaccine. 

You will be required to submit this information via the New Student Health Clearance process.  If this documentation is not provided, it will result in registration being held. 

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American College Health Association (ACHA) recommend that parents and students are aware of the following information about meningitis:

  • Students living in residence halls are at a slightly increased risk for bacterial meningitis
  • Meningitis can have a devastating impact, including permanent disabilities and even death
  • A meningococcal vaccination can reduce the risk.

Health & Counseling Services highly recommends both the Meningococcal (ACYW) vaccine and the Meningitis B vaccine to cover all strains of meningitis.  Please consult with your health care provider or come in to Health & Counseling Services for this vaccine. 

Required Health Clearance
You will receive instructions in your e-mail for logging into our secure online portal and completing the New Student Health Clearance process.  Please be sure to complete this process as soon as possible. 

Questions & Concerns
We are conveniently located on campus to provide medical and mental health care for Gonzaga students.  Please feel free to contact us at 509-313-4052 with any questions you may have or stop by when you arrive on campus (we are located at 704 E. Sharp Ave on the corner of Sharp and Dakota).

Libby Skiles, Assistant Dean, Student Well-Being & Healthy Living

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