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UAS Student Housing Immunization Policy Information

Proof of required immunizations is mandatory for all residents of UAS Student Housing. To remain in compliance, all residents must provide documentation of required immunizations and tuberculosis testing or treatment to UAS Student Housing.

If it is not in your possession, your immunization record may be available from your previous schools or colleges, local health department, your primary health care provider, military immunization record, or your parents. STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE UNABLE TO MOVE INTO HOUSING OR WILL HAVE THEIR HOUSING AGREEMENT REVOKED BY THE UNIVERSITY.

Residents may be granted an exemption from one or more of the specified immunization requirements based on a documented medical recommendation or for religious reasons in accordance with university regulation. Those persons exempted from immunization or testing for a disease may be removed from student residence facilities should an outbreak of that disease occur or threaten to occur.

Please submit with your application for Student Housing to:

University of Alaska Southeast, Student Housing, 4300 University Drive, Juneau, AK 99801
Fax: (907)796-6387
E-mail: housing@uas.alaska.edu.

Description of Requirements:

1. Measles. Immunization by:

  1. two doses of live measles virus vaccine, the first dose administered on or after the age of 12 months and the second dose administered more than 30 days after the first dose; or
  2. two doses of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, the first dose administered on or after the age of 12 months and the second dose administered more than 30 days after the first dose; or
  3. documentation of having been diagnosed by a physician as having had measles disease; or
  4. demonstrated serological evidence of measles antibodies.

2. Mumps. If not covered by a measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine series, immunization by:

  1. at least one dose of live mumps virus vaccine administered on or after the age of 12 months; or
  2. documentation of having been diagnosed by a physician as having had mumps disease; or
  3. demonstrated serological evidence of mumps antibodies.

3. Rubella. If not covered by a measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine series, immunization by:

  1. at least one dose of live rubella virus vaccine administered on or after the age of 12 months; or
  2. demonstrated serological evidence of rubella antibodies.

Note: MMR not required for females who may be pregnant. Documentation of pregnancy is required for an exemption

4. Diphtheria and Tetanus. Any combination of three or more doses of either diphtheria and tetanus (pediatric DT) and/or tetanus and diphtheria (adult Td) vaccine, with:

  1. the most recent dose having been received within 10 years prior to first living in the student residence facility; and
  2. a minimum time interval between the first and second dose of at least four weeks; and
  3. the third or last dose having been received at least six months after the second or previous dose of the basic series.

5. Tuberculosis: A negative tuberculin skin test (PPD) within one year preceding registration, unless previously positive. If you have tested positive for tuberculosis, a negative chest x-ray and proof of completed treatment is required.

Meningococcal disease

Effective May 18, 2005, the State of Alaska requires that all post-secondary educational institutions must provide information about meningitis and meningitis vaccine to all students who intend to reside in campus housing and requires that students sign a form indicating that they have either been vaccinated against meningitis or have received information about meningitis.  See the text of law, including required information about meningitis below:

Sec. 14.48.165 of the Alaska Statutes reads as follows:

Immunization of postsecondary students

A postsecondary educational institution in this state shall provide written notice to each student who intends to reside in campus housing before the student’s initial period of residence that includes the following information:

Meningococcal disease

  • is a serious illness that can cause death within a few hours of onset; one in 10 cases is fatal, and one in seven survivors of the illness is left with severe disability;
  • is a contagious but also largely preventable infection of the spinal cord fluid and the fluid surrounding the brain;
  • Scientific evidence suggests that college students living in campus housing are at a moderately increased risk of contracting meningococcal disease; and
  • Immunization against meningococcal disease decreases the risk of contracting the illness
All residents will be required to sign a document provided upon move-in to Student Housing indicating that the student has received the notice described above.
 
 

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