Welcome to Towson University! To keep our community healthy, every new student is
required to comply with the Towson University mandatory immunization requirements.
The immunization form must be submitted prior to registering for classes.
Get to know Student Health Services! Review our slides from orientation to learn more about immunization requirements,
services, and opportunities to get involved.
Complete your immunization requirements by August 15th in three simple steps:
- Collect your documents. You will need a copy of your official immunization records. If you are not able to
get a form from your primary care provider, download the immunizations form to be filled out by your medical provider.
- Sign in to Tiger Health Portal. Use your Towson University log-in.
- Enter your immunizations and complete your Tuberculosis Exposure Risk Screening Questionnaire. Click on the Immunization Requirements link at the top of the page to enter the dates
of your immunizations. You will also need to upload your official document. After
you enter and save your immunizations, return to the home page and complete the Tuberculosis
Exposure Risk Screening Questionnaire.
Documentation of immunization requirement is due by August 15th for fall enrollment
and January 25th for spring enrollment.
What immunizations are required for all students?
Measles-Mumps-Rubella: Two doses given on or after first birthday or documented positive IgG titers to
Measles (rubeola), Rubella and Mumps (Attach lab report)
Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap): Single dose of Adult Tdap (Adacel or Boostrix) given at ≥ 11 yrs. of age AND after
5/2005 (date of FDA licensure). Pediatric DTaP given <11 yrs. of age or before 5/2005
NOT acceptable. A Td (Tetanus-diphtheria) booster is NOT an acceptable alternative
unless there is a documented medical contraindication to Pertussis vaccine. In that
case, Td booster within 10 years of start of classes will be accepted.
Additional Mandatory Immunization Requirement for Students Living in On-Campus Housing
Meningococcal (Meningitis) (Conjugate vaccine, Menactra or Menveo) given ≥ 16 yrs. of age.
Effective 2001, Maryland law requires that an individual enrolled in an institution
of higher education who resides in on-campus student housing must be vaccinated against
meningococcal disease. An individual may be exempt from this requirement if (1) the
institution of higher education provides the individual's parent or guaradian if the
individual is a minor (under 18 years of age) detailed information on the risks associated
with meningococcal disease and the availability and effectiveness of any vaccine,
and (2) the individual or a minor individual's parent or guardian signs a waiver state
that the individual or the parent or guardian has received and reviewed the information
provided and has choseen that the individual will not be vaccinated against meningococcal
Download the waiver to learn more about meningococcal disease, vaccine, and waiver.
Additional Mandatory Requirements for International Students on Visas
You must come to the Health Center upon arrival at Towson University for a TB testing
visit. A TB test is required, regardless of prior BCG vaccination. A chest x-ray alone
is not acceptable. If you have a TB blood test performed within 6 month of arrival
to Towson University, bring this documentation with you. If the blood test was positive,
bring the official x-ray film. If you have ever been treated for a positive TB test
or active tuberculosis, bring documentation of drugs and duration of treatment. You will not be allowed to remain in classes if you do not complete this requirement.
Additional Mandatory Immunization Requirements (Or Proof of Immunity) for Nursing
and Other Health Professional Students
The College of Health Professions and other programs may have additional immunization
and tuberculosis screening requirements. Please contact your department directly.