Immunizations & Health Screening

New and readmitted HSU students are required to provide the following to the Student Health Center before the beginning of their first term of enrollment:

  1. valid proof of immunity to Measles, Rubella, and Hepatitis B.
  2. a completed Student Health Center Registration and Consent form (available online at

Please do not email these documents. These items can be mailed, faxed, or brought to the Student Health Center. Forms and more information are available at Necessary immunizations may be obtained from your personal physician, the County Health Department, or the Student Health Center.

Measles and Rubella

All Humboldt State students, whether new or continuing, who were born after January 1, 1957, are required to present proof of measles and rubella (German measles) immunizations. This means two doses of vaccine after age one. In addition, proof of measles and rubella immunizations may be required for certain groups of enrolled students, regardless of age, who have increased exposure to these diseases. These groups include: students who reside in campus housing; students enrolled in dietetics, medical technology, or any practicum or fieldwork studies which involve preschool and school age children; and students whose primary and secondary schooling were outside the United States.

Hepatitis B

All new students who will be 18 years of age or younger at the start of their first term at a CSU campus must provide proof of full immunization against Hepatitis B before enrolling. Full immunization against Hepatitis B consists of three doses of vaccine over a minimum 4 to 6 months period. Vaccine is available for a charge at the Student Health Center.

Meningococcal Disease

The Student Health Center recommends that entering students consider vaccination against meningococcal disease. Each incoming freshman who will be residing in on-campus housing will be required to return a form indicating that they have received information about meningococcal disease. Vaccine is available at cost through the Student Health Center, though may also be obtained through Public Health and personal health providers.


Though not required, a second dose of chicken pox vaccine is highly recommended for those who have had one dose of vaccine and have not had chicken pox disease.

Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Adult Pertussis)

This vaccine is not required, but students are urged to get inoculated when their next tetanus shot is due in order to boost immunity to Pertussis (whooping cough).

Avoid a Registration Hold

Failure to provide proof of immunization will result in the student not being allowed to register for a second semester. These are not admission requirements, but are required of students as conditions of enrollment in CSU.