Immunization Policy

Missouri Valley College requires that all students have medical documentation of receiving or being examined for the following:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccination (2 doses).
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) vaccination (within the last 10 years)
  • Meningococcal Quadrivalent/Meningitis Vaccination (within the past 5 years)

For International students coming from countries considered endemic for Tuberculosis (TB) and for domestic students having traveled abroad or having other risk factors, a Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) or Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) must be administered by a licensed medical doctor and reported accordingly. Students showing signs of TB disease or having a latent form of the disease require additional testing to ensure TB is not currently active. Students with active TB are precluded from attending Missouri Valley College.

Students wishing to request exemption from any vaccination requirement for religious or other purposes must obtain a waiver request from the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students. Students will be required to explain their need for exemption (i.e. particular religious belief(s) that conflicts with the vaccination requirements) and provide documentation from a licensed medical doctor attesting that the student does not currently have Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Meningitis, or Tuberculosis. Missouri Valley College reserves the right to deny any exemption waiver. In the event of disease outbreak for any of the diseases vaccination is required, the College, in its sole discretion, may immediately remove from campus those students approved for exemption to prevent possible contagion. Such action is to ensure the safety of the exempted student and the entire campus community. Students who fail to adhere to the immunization requirements and who have not been approved for an exemption will not be permitted to move into housing or start classes. New first-year or transfer students may be given to the end of their first academic semester to complete their records, at the discretion of the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students.