Outbreaks of communicable disease continue to occur on college campuses throughout the United States. Fortunately, many of these illnesses are preventable.
The Lehigh University Health and Wellness Center requires the following immunizations or evidence of immunity. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in your registration being blocked for your second semester at Lehigh.
- Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis vaccine – a primary series and a Tdap booster
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine – a primary series of 2 doses
- Hepatitis B vaccine – a primary series of 3 doses
- Polio vaccine – a primary series
- Varicella vaccine – a series of 2 doses or a documented case of chickenpox
- Meningococcal vaccine – You must provide documentation of MCV4, meningococcal conjugate vaccine, at age 16 or later and no more than five years prior to matriculation, if you plan to live in campus housing. If you have not yet received your meningitis vaccine and wish to receive it on Move-In day, or if you choose to decline the vaccine, the Meningitis Information Form must be completed
- Tuberculosis screening - All students who have lived abroad for 6 months or more are required to have a Quantiferon Gold Blood test upon arrival to campus. A recent (1-2 years) skin test is recommended to all students, especially those who have traveled to high risk areas or who have other high risk exposure (hospital, nursing home, etc.). Students with a history of a positive TB skin test must show evidence of a recent chest x-ray and documentation of treatment.
For updated information regarding immunization requirements, please click here.
The Lehigh University Health and Wellness Center is able to offer some of the above vaccinations, but not all are available on campus. Please visit the Bethlehem Health Bureau website for any additional immunizations needed.