Students are required to have a Lander University Health Immunization Form (PDF) on file with the Student Health Center.


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

Beginning in Fall 2017, students from a high-risk group* will be required to have their Tuberculosis testing completed once they are in the United States. This blood test rules out active TB.

*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:  Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montserrat, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Oman, Poland, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Saint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, US Virgin Islands, Wallis and Futuna Islands, West Bank and Gaza Strip.  

(Source: World Health Organization Global Health Observatory, Tuberculosis Incidence 2015)


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 Admissions.