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Pre-Admission Immunizations

Required Immunizations: In compliance with recommendation from the American College Health Association, the following vaccines are required for all incoming Hope College students:

  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella vaccine. Two doses required; first dose on or after age 1, second dose no sooner than 4 weeks after first dose.
  • Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis vaccine. Completed childhood series, and one dose on or after age 10.
  • Tetanus booster within the last 10 years.
  • Polio vaccine. Completed childhood series, four doses in all.
  • Tuberculosis screening form to be completed and returned to health center staff. TB skin test before college entrance with recorded results may be needed.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine. Series of 3. Students just starting series may finish series at Hope Health Center if needed.
  • Varicella vaccine if no history of chickenpox disease. Two doses required.
  • Meningococcal Vaccine (A-C-Y-W135): One dose on or after age 16.

Students must provide documented proof of these immunizations before moving into student housing. The Hope Health Center will accept positive blood titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B and Varicella as proof of completed immunization for these diseases.

Students may sign the Hope Immunization Waiver if they have personal or religious reasons to defer vaccines.

Recommended Immunizations: Hope College strongly recommends the following vaccines prior to, or upon college entrance:

  • Influenza vaccine, yearly (available in the Fall).

The Hope Health Center is able to provide all of the above vaccines. Required vaccines may be covered under the HopeHealth benefit for those who have not exceeded their limit. See HopeHealth Benefit regarding vaccine benefits. Appointments may be made by dialing x7585.

Disclaimer: Information on and throughout this web site is in no way a replacement for a visit or a diagnosis from a health professional.