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Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements

To ensure the health and safety of our campus, immunization against communicable diseases is extremely important.  The following vaccinations are required of all first-time freshmen, and all transfer students:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), two doses
  • Meningococcal Vaccine (if under age 21), within five years
  • Polio, three doses
  • Tetanus (TDaP), most recent within ten years
  • Hepatitis B, three doses

If you are enrolled in a healthcare major, you may have additional immunization and reporting requirements. Contact your department with questions about additional requirements.


Additionally, the following immunizations are recommended prior to enrollment at WVU:

  • Varicella vaccine (chicken pox)
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Hepatitis A vaccine or combined Hepatitis A&B vaccine
  • Annual Influenza vaccines
  • Pneumovax, if indicated
  • HPV series – Gardasil (for females and males)
  • COVID-19