New Jersey Vaccination Requirements
Strayer University must comply with various state health and immunization standards that require students to provide proof of proper immunization. The State of New Jersey requires that entering students at Strayer University provide evidence that they have received the following four vaccinations:
- Measles - 2 doses of live measles vaccine that was administered after 1968;
- Mumps - 1 dose of live mumps vaccine;
- Rubella - 1 dose of live rubella vaccine; and
- Hepatitis B - 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine (the Hepatitis B vaccine is only required for students enrolled in 18 or more credit hours per quarter.)
Most people born in the United States after 1968 will have received the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines as part of their regular childhood immunizations.
Some students are not required to receive one or more the vaccines. The following categories of students do NOT need to receive the vaccines:
- Age Exemption – Students born before 1957 (The age exemption applies only to the MMR vaccination requirements.)
- Medical Exemption – Students with medical problems who cannot receive vaccinations or who present documented laboratory evidence of immunity
- Religious Exemption – Students who object to vaccinations on religious grounds
In addition to the above required vaccinations, New Jersey also requires that ALL Strayer University students receive information about meningococcal meningitis and the availability of the meningococcal meningitis vaccine. Strayer University students do not need to receive the meningococcal vaccine prior to enrollment, but they must fill out a form for statistical purposes indicating that they have read the information and indicating whether they have previously received the vaccine, received the vaccine after receiving the information about the vaccine, or have not received the vaccine.
All New Jersey students must complete and submit the New Jersey Vaccination Form and New Jersey Meningococcal Vaccine Information Form to the admissions office within 60 days of enrollment.