College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student Vaccination Expectations

The University of Redlands follows guidelines for colleges and universities provided by the state of California and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vaccines protect students from diseases that can derail academic progress. Everyone on campus, including faculty, staff, and visitors--and especially the most vulnerable among us--are safer when students are vaccinated, thanks in part, to the impact increased immunity can have on the greater University community. So, while not required, COVID-19 immunization by members of our community is encouraged and appreciated. 

The University of Redlands, in alignment with national guidance and state law, expects all College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) students, at the time of initial enrollment, to attest to receipt of the following vaccinations: 

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR):  series of 2 vaccines
Varicella (chickenpox):  series of 2 vaccines
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap): to include proof of a booster shot of Td or Tdap within the last 10 years 
Hepatitis B:  series of 3 vaccines 
Meningococcal [1]: at least one vaccine at age 16 or older 

Recommended Vaccinations*:
Annual Influenza (Flu)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
TB skin test (Mantoux or Quantiferon)  is encouraged

Following the easing of COVID-19 protocols by state and county government agencies, while the University will no longer require students to receive or provide proof of any COVID-19 vaccinations, it is strongly encouraged.  This decision reflects similar updates made by many universities and businesses in light of evolving public health guidelines.

[1] Common names of this vaccine are menactra, menveo, menomune, and MCV4. This is not the meningitis B vaccine.

*Consultation with your healthcare provider is recommended.