Immunizations/Prevention

The CDC recommends getting a flu shot every year.

Annual Immunization Requirements

If all of your immunizations are complete when you come to school, you will only have to remember to get an annual TB screening.

If you have ever had a positive TB skin test, you will need to be screened every year for symptoms of TB, but you will not get another TB skin test. Annual screening is available at the student health services office on campus.

Your tetanus immunization must be renewed every 10 years. If your tetanus immunization expires while you are in school, you will need another one.

Exemption from Immunization/Screens

You may be exempted from immunizations or screens for health/medical or religious reasons.  Any refusals must be submitted in writing to LSU Health Sciences Center Student Health Services Office and the Student Affairs Office of the school you are attending.

To establish eligibility, you must speak with the immunization clinic nurse.

You will never get another TB skin test if you have had a previous TB skin test that is positive. To verify this, you must speak with the immunization clinic nurse.

If you have ever had a positive TB skin test, you will need to be screened every year for symptoms of TB.

Screening is available at student health

CDC Guidelines for Colleges, Universities and Students about Ebola in West Africa

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/advice-for-colleges-universities-and-students-about-ebola-in-west-africa

cdc.ebola-algorithm.returned.traveler.pdf