State Law ( G.S. 130A-155) requires that students show proof of the following shots before being allowed to enter the University: (click here for a list of students who are exempt from this requirement)
Important – the immunization requirements must be met; or according to NC law, you will be suspended from Gardner-Webb University on the 30th day of class. This will inactivate your ID card and prevent you from accessing your dorm room, purchasing food in the Cafeteria or Kennel, or making any other transactions with your Gardner-Webb ID card.
|College/University Vaccine Requirements and # of Doses|
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|DTP/DTaP or Td|
**The following additional requirements are for Nursing Students only:
- HEPATITIS B (Three doses of vaccine or a positive Hepatitis surface antibody meets the requirement.)
- TUBERCULOSIS SCREENING (PPD required regardless of prior BCG inoculation.)
1. PPD (Mantoux) within the past 12 months (tine or monovac not acceptable)
2. If PPD is positive, chest X-ray required:
- VARICELLA (A positive Varicella antibody, or two doses given at least 1 month part.)
Persons attending a college or university, whether public, private or religious, are required to present a Certificate of Immunization or a record of immunization from a high school located in North Carolina. For out-of-state students, a Certificate of Immunization or high school immunization record indicating that the person has received immunizations is required to attend a college or university in North Carolina.
- Students registered only in off-campus courses;
- Students attending night or weekend classes only;
- Students taking a course load of four (4) credit hours or less and residing off campus
If at anytime the above student status changes to: on-campus courses, course load of more than four (4) credit hours, on-campus residence, and/or enrollment in day-time courses, a Certificate of Immunization or record of immunization must be presented on or before the date the person first registers for a quarter or semester. If after July 1, 1986, the exempt student transfers, interrupts study for six (6) months or more or graduates, the statute is applicable upon re-entry to a college or university.
Footnote 1: DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis), Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria): 3 doses of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid of which one must have been within the last 10 years.
Footnote 2: Measles : Measles vaccine is not required if any of the following occur: Diagnosis of disease prior to January 1, 1994; Born prior to 1957; Enrolled in college or university for the first time before July 1, 1994; An individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against measles.
Footnote 3: Mumps: Mumps vaccine is not required if any of the following occur: Born prior to 1957; Enrolled in college or university before July 1, 1994; An individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against mumps.
Footnote 4: Rubella: Rubella vaccine is not required if any of the following occur: 50 years of age or older; Enrolled in college or university before February 1, 1989 and after their 30th birthday; An individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against rubella.
Footnote 5: Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B vaccine is not required if you were born before July 1, 1994.
Footnote 6: Polio: Only required for students 17 years of age or younger.
*** Meningococcal (Meningitis) Disease and Vaccination Information***
Meningococcal disease is a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection. Since 1991, cases of meningococcal disease among 15-24 year olds have increased. Studies show that students residing in residence halls, especially freshmen, appear to be at an increased risk for meningococcal disease. Studies suggest that up to 80% of college cases are vaccine preventable. The vaccine is 85-100% effective in preventing the disease in older children and adults. For the most current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, visit NCID Meningitis Information.
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