Proof of Immunization
Proof of immunization for 2 measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) is required for all students. MMR immunizations must have been given after January 1, 1968 and after the students 1st birthday. Please contact the Office of Admissions, Records, and Registration for more questions at 870-972-2031 or visit their How to Apply webpage.
Immunization Record Copies
Copies of your immunization records are acceptable as long as they are signed by the clinician or have a school or clinic stamp on the copy. If you have had a name change, make sure the name under which you have registered at A-State is on the information you submit.
Immunizations at the Student Health Center
The Mumps, Measles, and Rubella (MMR) - 2 doses required.
Hepatitis B Vaccination - This vaccine is not required for admission, but may be required for certain programs of study. . The vaccine is administered over three doses. The first injection is given at the initial visit, the second is given one month from initial shot, and the third is given five months from the second shot for a total of a 6 month schedule. Students 18 years or younger may go to the Craighead County Health Department, call (870) 933-4585 for an appointment.
Tdap Vaccination (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) - This vaccine is not required for admission, but may be required for certain programs of study.
Influenza Vaccination - This is not required for admission, but is recommended and available in the fall semester each year.
Meningitis Vaccines (Menactra or Menveo, & Trumenba) - Although not required for admission to A-State, the Center of Disease Control and Prevention recommends meningococcal conjugate vaccines for first-year college students living in residence halls if not previously immunized or if immunized before the age of 16. Meningococcal vaccines are made available upon order and are offered at the First Care Clinic adjacent to the Student Health Center. Students 18 and younger may go to the Craighead County Health Department, call (870) 933-4585 for an appointment.
Tuberculin Skin Test - This is not an immunization. It is a skin test (screening) to determine if someone has developed an immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). It is given annually if needed for employment or to meet specific program requirements.
Allergy Injections – Allergy injections prescribed by an allergist can be given at the SHC. You will need to obtain copies of your doctor's orders/prescription for your specific shots. Please call and make an appointment for the initial visit and instructions as to what you will need to bring. In case of an anaphylactic reaction, a specific dose of epinephrine will be administered.
Prophylactic medication for travel – The SHC provides prescriptions for medication to prevent diseases such as malaria prior to travel outside the United States. Please call for appointment.
More specific information regarding any & all immunizations can be obtained at The Student Health Center.