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Vaccination Policy

In compliance with Virginia state law, Bridgewater College requires entering students to provide immunization documentation of the vaccines listed, in order to continue to be registered and participate in classes:

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (TDAP) – current within 10 years
  • Hepatitis B – 3 dose series
  • Meningitis (Men ACWY dose between the ages of 16-23)
  • Varicella – (documentation of 2 doses of varicella vaccine, laboratory evidence of immunity, or verification of a history of varicella disease (chickenpox) by a health-care provider)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccine – Two doses of MMR at least 28 days apart after 12 months of age. INDICATIONS:
    • All college students born after 1956 without evidence of immunity* should receive 2 doses of MMR vaccine. (*Evidence of immunity is assumed if born before 1957, documentation of receipt of MMR vaccine, or laboratory evidence of immunity or disease.*)
    • All healthcare professional students without evidence of immunity should receive two doses of MMR (if they do not have documentation of having had 2 MMR doses).

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