Immunization Information for College Students

When living and learning in an academic community, the personal decision for or against vaccination impacts the broader University community. The spread of a communicable disease is greatly reduced when community members are vaccinated. Northwest University adheres to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines regarding vaccination. Immunization records are kept confidential and are collected during the registration process. If an outbreak of a communicable disease for which a vaccination exists should occur at Northwest University, students who have declined vaccination or have not provided their immunization record to Northwest University may be required to leave campus until the outbreak subsides. If this should occur, the University will not provide a refund of tuition or fees to students who are unable to complete coursework from off campus.

Northwest University Kirkland Campus – Admitted applicants are to complete certain health and immunization forms during the registration process. Listed below are the immunizations specifically collected in the registration process.

  • Required: MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Strongly recommended: Meningococcal
  • Recommended: Hepatitis B

We recommend you become familiar with the risks of disease exposure, infection, and preventative measures. We encourage you to consult with your medical doctor regarding your personal health care, immunization history, and current vaccine options. Please visit the following websites to obtain information on recommended vaccines for college students.

The State of Washington Department of Health requires universities to provide the following meningococcal disease information to all registered students:

http://here.doh.wa.gov/materials/off-to-college/15_CollegeImm_E16L.pdf

Washington State Department of Health immunization information and resources for college students and staff:

http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/CollegeStudents

Information on vaccines specifically recommended for young adults ages 19-24:

http://www.vaccines.gov/who_and_when/college/index.html

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/default.htm

Center for Disease Control (CDC) vaccine information for adults:

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/index.html

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf

Vaccine Information for Travelers:

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list

*The information posted on this website is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional.  Individuals should consult a qualified health care provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.