Kalamazoo College requires a complete medical questionnaire and up to date immunizations before arrival on campus. New students will NOT be allowed to move in, participate in athletics, LandSea, or start classes until immunizations are reviewed by the Student Health Center staff and found to meet the College standards listed below.
This page is a guide to the required immunizations that you will need to attend Kalamazoo College. To complete the process, please visit the Entrance Medical Record Forms and Other Information for New Students page.
Required Vaccinations Before Arrival on Campus
Three doses of vaccine at the CDC approved dosing schedule or a positive hepatitis B surface antibody.
MENINGITIS QUAD (MUST include A, C, Y, W – 135)
One dose on or after the age of 16.
MMR (MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA)
Two doses of MMR required at least 28 days apart starting at 12 months of age or two doses of Measles, two doses of Mumps, and two doses of Rubella at least 28 days apart starting at 12 months of age or a positive quantitative antibody titer.
Primary series completed.
TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA, PERTUSSIS (Tdap)/TETANUS (Td)
Completion of primary series and MUST include one lifetime dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap). Current Td or Tdap given within the last 10 years.
VARICELLA (Chicken Pox)
Two doses of vaccine at least 12 weeks apart if vaccinated between 1 and 12 years of age and at least 4 weeks apart if vaccinated at age 13 years or older or medical documentation of history of chicken pox or a positive quantitative antibody titer.
TUBERCULOSIS (TB) SCREENING/TESTING
Kalamazoo College will require TB testing only for those individuals who meet specific criteria. If all of the answers to the Tuberculosis Self Screening (see Medical Questionnaire) are NO, this requirement is met. If you have any YES answers, please get a TB skin or blood test (QFT or T-Spot) done with your health care provider and send the document in English by August 1 for review. Be sure this test is completed/read within the last six months and the same day as live vaccines are given or 4 weeks after.
Travel vaccines including Typhoid, Yellow Fever, etc.
Do NOT Need to Include
Completed childhood immunization series including Hib or BCG immunizations.
- HEPATITIS A: Two doses of vaccine.
- PNEUMOCOCCAL: One dose if your doctor recommends it based on your risk factors.
- HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINE (HPV): Three doses of vaccine for females and males ages 12-26.
- MENINGITIS B: Complete series of two or three doses of vaccine.
- INFLUENZA: Annually