Immunization Exemption Form- Louisiana Vaccine Requirements
Submit immunization forms on our Patient Portal.
Notice: In-State Students
The LSU Student Health Center (SHC) will automatically receive immunization information for in-state students. If you have received all the required immunizations, you only need to complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Questionnaire, which you can do electronically on the Patient Portal. We became an authorized user of the Louisiana Immunization Network for Kids Statewide (LINKS) and successfully established a bidirectional interface with the web application. We are now able to automatically exchange immunization information entered into LINKS with providers across Louisiana. This exchange supports campus and state-wide public health efforts and surveillance. If you have concerns about access to protected health information and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and LINKS, please visit, Louisiana Immunization Network Web Application.
Louisiana law (R.S. 17:170 - Schools of Higher Learning) requires proof of dates of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and tetanus-diphtheria for all first-time LSU students born on or after January 1, 1957, and for reentering students (born on or after January 1, 1957) who have been out of school for one semester or longer. The requirements were established for the purpose of meeting the established recommendations for control of vaccine-preventable diseases, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to the United States Public Health Service (ACIP), and the American College Health Association (ACHA). Louisiana law subsequently mandated meningococcal meningitis vaccination for persons admitted to a postsecondary education institution starting in the Fall 2006 semester and thereafter. This was satisfied by giving the meningococcal ACWY vaccine. Since 2006 a meningococcal B vaccine has been developed, which covers a strain not covered by the ACWY vaccine. Though not currently mandated, the meningococcal B vaccine is strongly encouraged.
FREE Sharps Containers
Free Sharps containers are available for students at the LSU Student Health Center Immunizations Desk. Please return filled containers to the Student Health Center for proper disposal.
Monday–Thursday: 8:30–11 a.m. and 1–3:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30–11:30 a.m.
The Student Health Center Injection Clinic administers the following:
- COVID-19 vaccine
- Allergy Shots
- Flu (beginning Sept/Oct)
- Gardasil (HPV) - Men and Women**
- Hepatitis A and B*
- Japanese Encephalitis (JeVax)*
- Menveo (Meningitis ACWY) and Meningitis B
- MMR (Measles/ Mumps/ Rubella)
- PPD Skin Test (Tuberculosis Screening Test)
- TD (Tetanus/ Diphtheria)
- Tdap (Tetanus/ Diphtheria/ Pertussis)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)*
*Requires doctor's order.
**If patient has started this series elsewhere, documentation of dates is required before we can administer subsequent doses.
There are costs to receive injections; it is possible, but not guaranteed, that health insurance will cover those, if enrolled. For information about availability and cost, contact the Injection Clinic nurse at 225-578-5631.
Students who need allergy injection administration must already have undergone allergy testing and have serum prepared; there is no allergist on staff at the Student Health Center. Allergy serum, immunotherapy instructions, and records can be hand-delivered by the student to the Injection Clinic, or an allergist can ship the items directly to the Student Health Center to the address below. Serum will be stored in the Injection Clinic refrigerator. Students will need to schedule an appointment with a medical provider for “allergy shot approval” before shots may be given at the Health Center.
LSU Student Health Center
Attn: Injection Clinic
16 Infirmary Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70803