Immunizations/Avoid a Hold on Your Registration

We strongly encourage you to complete your immunizations with your primary care provider prior to coming to Humboldt State University. 

Your primary care provider will be able to bill your insurance. However, if you are unable to do the the required immunizations before you start at HSU, the vaccines can be obtained at the Health Center for a fee. Fees for immunizations will be billed to your student account. We do not bill insurance. A hold will be placed on your ability to register for classes unless the health center has copies of your immunization records. Please note that even if you gave them to Admissions as part of your transcripts, you still need to file them with the health center.

Immunization Requirements for students entering Fall 2020 through Spring 2022:

The California State University (CSU) is committed to the protection of health and wellness of all students. To comply with this overarching goal, CSU campuses implement procedures to ensure that students are educated about and receive immunizations to prevent potentially serious and contagious diseases. Immunizations, Screening Requirements, and Recommendations are adopted from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) IMMUNIZATION & SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS. 

CSU students continue to be REQUIRED to obtain the following vaccines:

      • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease)
      • Hepatitis B (Hep B): Students age 18 and younger (CA Health & Safety Code, Sec. 120390.5)

Immunization Recommendations:

CSU students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to obtain the following immunizations (please discuss with your provider):

      • Varicella (Chickenpox): Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer. History of contracting the disease does not suffice.*
      • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap): One (1) dose after 7 years of age.*
      • Meningococcal conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, & W‐135): One (1) dose on or after age 16 for all students who are ages 21 years or younger.*

*Note: the above three immunizations will be required for students entering the university in, and after, Fall 2022. 

      • Hepatitis A (Hep A): All students regardless of age.
      • Hepatitis B (Hep B): Students age 19 and older.
      • Human papillomavirus (HPV): Women and men through 26 years of age.
      • Influenza (Flu): Annually for all students regardless of age.
      • Meningococcal B (Meningitis B): Students age 16 – 23 who elect vaccination after discussion with their healthcare provider.
      • Meningococcal conjugate (Meningitis): Students up to 23 years of age.
      • Pneumococcal: For students with certain medical conditions (e.g., severe asthma, diabetes, chronic liver or kidney disease)
      • Poliovirus (Polio): Regardless of age, if the series was not completed as a child.
      • Immunizations for international travel based on destination.

In addition:

      • Screening/Risk Assessment for Tuberculosis (TB). It is recommended that all students entering in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 complete a Tuberculosis risk questionnaire. Incoming students who are at higher risk* for TB infection, as indicated by answering “yes” to any of the screening questions, should undergo either skin or blood testing for TB infection within 1 year of CSU entry.**

*Higher risk includes travel to, or living in, South and Central America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East; prior positive TB test; or exposure to someone with active TB disease.

**Note: TB screening and any required subsequent testing will be a requirement starting Fall, 2022.

Immunization Hours:

    • Call for an appointment during our open hours.
    • Vaccine clinics will be advertised as they are scheduled.

Price List for Immunizations

How to Submit your immunization records:  Fill out the Immunization Form through the Secure Health Portal*

This is a two-step process. You must complete the Immunization Documentation Form* and upload a copy of your immunizations through the Secure Health Portal.

*Note: please document all immunizations completed, even if not currently required.

(Please note: The Health Center's Secure Health Portal is not to be confused with the Campus Portal - these are two separate systems. The Health Portal’s address is Health.Humboldt.edu)

Go to the Health Portal:

  1. 'My Forms' tab and enter your immunizations
  2. Upload a copy of your immunizations

There will be a form for you to fill out called “Immunizations” (a copy of which is linked above). Please fill this out and click Submit.
You will also need to UPLOAD an image of your immunizations to the portal. Click the document upload tab to upload the file. Easiest way to accomplish this is to take a picture with your cell-phone and upload the image. Your hold will be lifted within 1-2 hours of submission of your immunization documentation.

BOTH THE IMMUNIZATION FORM AND DOCUMENT UPLOAD WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO AVOID A HOLD ON YOUR ACCOUNT.

If you are having problems, please call 707-826-3146 or send an email to health@humboldt.edu with your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions about Immunizations/Holds on Registration

Why do I have a hold on my registration?

If you do not provide your immunization records in the 2 step process described above, a registration HOLD will be placed on your account. The registration HOLD will be removed only after the records are received at the Student Health Center. If you have questions, please contact us at (707) 826-3146.

 

Where can I get vaccinations?

How do I check to see if my records have been received?

If you have mailed or faxed your records in, please allow 2 weeks for processing and it will be marked as complete. If you use the quick online method available at http://www.humboldt.edu/immunizations to enter your dates AND upload a copy of your form as instructed, the requirement should be marked complete and
any holds removed overnight (within 1 business day); depending on the method, you can check your task list to see if the item has been marked complete after the time has elapsed, and if it still appears contact the Health Center by calling (707) 826-3146 or emailing health@humboldt.edu