FAQs for First Time Freshmen

Are immunizations required in order to attend the university?

When are my documents due?

How do I submit documentation?

What is acceptable documentation for vaccines administered and blood work?

What if I am unable to obtain documentation for my childhood vaccines?

Are vaccines free at Campus Health Services?

What documentation is required if I have a history of chickenpox?

Where can I go to have vaccines and labs administered for immunization compliance?

Do I need a TB skin test?

What if I did not receive vaccinations due to my religious beliefs?

How do I contact Campus Health if I have questions?

Are immunizations required in order to attend the university?

YES

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When are my documents due?

Your vaccine documentation is due no later than your scheduled orientation date.

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How do I submit documentation?

Please bring your immunization records and completed forms to your orientation session.  Campus Health Services staff will be there to assist you. 

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What is acceptable documentation for vaccines administered and blood work?

Acceptable document includes state immunization certificate and/or vaccine administration or medical records.  A full copy of the lab result report is required for any Antibody Blood Titer (IgG) test preformed for proof of positive immune status.

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What if I am unable to obtain documentation for my childhood vaccines?

If you are unable to obtain official documentation of your immunization records the following is required:

  1. Receive a TdaP tetanus vaccination
  2. One Meningococcal vaccine (Menactra or Menveo) at age 16 or older, regardless of doses received prior to age 16.
  3. If you believe you have had typical childhood vaccinations or illness, you may have the following ANTIBODY tests drawn; (1) measles, (2) mumps, (3) rubella, (4) varicella (Chickenpox) and (5) Hepatitis B.
  4. Receive a Hepatitis A vaccine.(optional)

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Are vaccines free at Campus Health Services?

No. We can bill most routine vaccines to your medical insurance plan or we offer a discounted cash price prices for same day payments by check or credit card.  Our staff is available to assist you with determining which is the cheapest and most efficient way for you to get your immunization requirements completed but it is your responsibility to verify your coverage with your insurance plan.  Payment for services depends on your carrier benefits and restrictions. Please contact your carrier prior to receiving services. We are not responsible for charges not covered by your health plan or applied to deductible.  Campus Health Services cannot bill certain Medicaid plans due to network restrictions.  Please contact our Insurance Advocate at 852-6519 if you have any questions regarding Medicaid coverage.

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What documentation is required if I have a history of chickenpox?

Physician documentation of Chicken Pox disease history.  If you do not have a physician documentation of the active chicken pox infection, you will need to have a blood test for antibody blood test for Chicken Pox.  .

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Where can I go to have vaccines and labs administered for immunization compliance?

You may see any community healthcare provider or clinic.  On campus you can utilize either of the health services offices located at Cardinal Station or the Health Sciences Center.  

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Do I need a TB skin test?

Maybe.  All incoming students will be screened for TB risk factors through the incoming student tuberculosis screening questionnaire.  While all incoming students must complete the form.  Only those students with identifiable risk factors on the form will be required to have additional testing.

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What if I did not receive vaccines due to my religious beliefs?

Please contact our office by email: vaccinerecords@louisville.edu or by phone: 502-852-6446 to discuss our exception policy with on of our immunization coordinators.

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How do I contact Campus Health if I have questions?

You may contact us via email at vaccinerecords@louisville.edu or call the immunization coordinators at 502-852-2708 between 8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday. 

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