Pre-Entrance Immunizations

There is a series of required and recommended vaccinations for all students entering Voorhees. Students must complete mandatory immunizations before submitting the medical form required for admission to the college or have a statement from the family physician as to why their immunizations have not been completed. Students who have not been vaccinated must provide proof of positive blood tests or physician's diagnosis of the disease. Failure to comply with these requirements will prevent students from registering for classes.

Required Vaccinations
  • Two doses of MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella combined)
  • OR measles vaccine (two doses), mumps vaccine (one dose) and rubella vaccine (one dose)
  • Measles vaccines must have been given after Jan. 1, 1968 and after your first birthday.
  • Mumps and rubella vaccines must have been given after Jan. 1, 1969 and after your first birthday.
  • Students born before Jan. 1, 1957 are exempt.
  • Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
  • One dose of tetanus booster within the past 10 years


Recommended Vaccinations

  • Meningococcal vaccine - one dose
  • Influenza vaccine (one dose given annually). This vaccine is particularly recommended for those students with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, a heart problem or asthma or with conditions that affect the immune system.
  • Skin test for tuberculosis. It's highly recommended for those in high-risk categories:
    • Those who might have have been exposed to someone with tuberculosis.International students from high-incidence areas including Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and Central and South America, regardless of previous BCG vaccination.
    • Students with weakened immune systems from disease or medications.Students who are HIV positive.
    • Students who are intravenous drug users.

Immunizations usually are available at local health departments. Most are free, though some require a fee.