Redfern Health Center

Pre-Matriculation/Immunization Requirements

RHC Health Information Window
All students are required 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 their registration 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 redfern@clemson.edu.

Required vaccines

  1. MMR; for students born after 1956, two doses required after 12 months of age.
  2. Tdap; single dose required for all students age 64 or younger as of January 1, 2015.
  3. 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.
  4. Tuberculin Test; Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) is required any student who has resided or traveled outside of the U.S. for more than two weeks within the last 5 years in a country where tuberculosis is endemic, or have other TB risk factors.  Click here for a list of high risk countries.

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

  1. Hepatitis A - series of two vaccines.
  2. Hepatitis B - series of three vaccines.  Can also be combined with Hepatitis A
  3. Varicella - series of two vaccines.
  4. Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
    1. Females 11 to 26 years old: Bivalent or Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV2 Cervarix or HPV4 Gardasil); series of three vaccines.
    2. 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.

Exemptions

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.