Required immunizations for Goshen College students

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

  • two doses since first birthday
  • required if birthdate 1957 or after

Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis

  • Minimum of 3 doses and a booster
  • Booster within last 10 years

Polio

  • Initial series of three and last booster

Tuberculosis (PPD)

  • You must have a tuberculosis (TB) skin test done in the United States if any of the following statements apply to you:
    • Born outside of the U.S.
    • Contact with someone who has TB
    • Anyone in the household with HIV/AIDS
    • Contact with high risk groups such as homeless persons, IV drug users, etc.

Recommended immunizations for GC students

Hepatitis B Series

  • Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV).
  • The Hepatitis B vaccination is a series of three injections over a period of six months.
  • After the series is completed, protection lasts at least 10 years.
  • Recommended for students who:
    • are exposed to blood/blood products in their work;
    • will travel to or live in parts of the world where HBV infections are common; or
    • have close contact with HBV carriers.

Meningococcal Meningitis:
Meningococcal disease (bacterial meningitis) is an infection in the brain’s lining or spinal cord. It is transmitted by inhaling infective respiratory droplets that are sneezed or coughed into the air. First-year students living in dormitories are at an increased risk for becoming ill with this type of meningitis. One injection gives long-term protection and is recommended before beginning college.