Redfern Health Center

Immunization Requirements

Students are required to:

  1. Submit a verified copy of your immunization record
    Acceptable forms of verification:
        Personal shot records that are verified by doctor's stamp or contain a health provider's signature
    or Personal shot records with a clinic or health department stamp
    or Military Records or World Health Organization (WHO) documents
    or Previous college or university records that are verified
    or Redfern Immunizations Form

    RHC Health Information Window
  2. Complete Tuberculosis Risk Assessment

  3. Mail or fax completed documents to:

    Redfern Health Center
    Clemson University
    Box 344054 Rm: 34
    Clemson, SC 29634-4054

    Fax (864) 656-0760

All forms should be submitted prior to July 1 for Summer/Fall enrollment; December 1 for Spring enrollment.  Students not in compliance with the immunization requirements may have a hold placed on future registrations and may be subject to a late fee.

Exception:  If you are enrolled in only online courses, you do not need to comply with medical clearance requirements.  However, if you receive notices of non-compliance, contact Sharon Harris, Health Information at 864-656-2234 or e-mail

Required vaccines

  • MMR - for students born after 1956, two doses required after 12 months of age.
  • TDAP - single dose required for all students age 64 or younger as of January 1, 2015.
  • MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE (Menactra, Menveo) - required after 16th birthday for all students age 21 or younger as of January 1, 2015.  If received initial dose before 16th birthday, booster is required.  Students must present proof of vaccination, or may sign a waiver declining the vaccination.
  • TUBERCULOSIS TEST - a T-SPOT or QuantiFERON GOLD is required for any student who has resided or traveled outside of the U.S. for more than two weeks within the last five years or has other TB risk factors or if you answered “Yes” to any questions in the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment. Screening is REQUIRED upon arrival to Clemson, or documented proof of screening performed in the U.S. within the past 12 months. TB screenings performed outside of the U.S. and PPD skin test will not be accepted. Starting in January 2016, all students will be required to complete the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment. 

Students with a prior positive tuberculin screening must bring a copy of a chest X-ray report (translated in English), within the last three months. Students who are receiving treatment for tuberculosis should bring copies of all treatment records, including medical notes, laboratory reports and X-rays. 

Recommended vaccines

  • HEPATITIS A - series of two vaccines.
  • HEPATITIS B - series of three vaccines.  Can also be combined with Hepatitis A
  • VARICELLA - series of two vaccines.
    • Females 11 to 26 years old: Bivalent or Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV2 Cervarix or HPV4 Gardasil); series of three vaccines.
    • Males 9 - 26 years old: Quadrivalent Human Papillomavrius Vaccine (HPV4 Gardasil); series of three vaccines.

For more information on the above vaccines, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. The majority of the recommended vaccines are available at Redfern.


If completion of medical clearance requirements is contraindicated for medical reasons, approval of the healthcare provider is required along with documentation of the need for the exemption and signed Medical Exemption Form.

If a religious exemption is requested, complete the Religious Exemption Form.