Students are required to have a Lander University Health Form on file with the Student Health Center. Click here to download Lander University’s Health Immunization Form.

Are You Immunized?
The following immunizations/tests are required of Lander University students PRIOR to registration. Each immunization must be dated and signed or stamped by a health care professional/office. Parental signature is not acceptable.

Required Immunizations:

  • Red Measles Vaccine (Rubeola) -Students born after 1956 must have documentation of two measles vaccinations.
  • German Measles Vaccine (Rubella) - Live vaccine or titer.

Additional Immunization Requirement for International Students:

  • Tuberculosis Screening
    Are you a member of a high-risk group* or are you entering the health professions?
    If NO, you are not required to have a TB screening.
    If YES, you are required to have a TB screening.

    A history of BCG vaccination should not preclude testing of a member of a high-risk group. BCG is not acceptable to meet requirement.
    A Chest x-ray is required if tuberculin skin test is positive.

    *Categories of high risk students include those students who have arrived within the past 5 years from countries where TB is endemic. It is easier to identify countries of low rather than high TB prevalence. Therefore, students should undergo TB screening if they have arrived from countries EXCEPT those on the following list: Canada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, USA, Virgin Islands (USA), Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, American Samoa, Australia, or New Zealand.

Optional Immunizations:

  • Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine - The Centers for Disease Control and Lander University Student Health Services strongly recommend that any freshman student living in a residence hall be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis.
  • Tetanus Diptheria - Booster in past 10 years.
  • Varicella (chickenpox) Vaccinations - Not required prior to enrollment at this time, although students entering health professions and occupations with exposure to young children should have a history of varicella (chickenpox) disease or vaccination.
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine - The American College Health Association and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control strongly recommend Hepatitis B Vaccine for all students prior to college entry, especially those planning to enter health professions.
  • Meningococcal Vaccine - The CDC recommends that incoming freshman who will live in dormitories should have the meningococcal vaccine.
Where Can You Receive Immunizations?
  • Your private physician
  • Local medical centers
  • Local health departments can provide the second MMR and the DT booster free of charge or for a nominal fee to all entering college freshmen.

For more information about Lander University’s immunization policy, call Student Health Services at (864) 388-8885. You may also obtain a Health Form or Immunization Record from the Student Health Center or the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.