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International Students

All students who are enrolled at San Diego State University are required to provide proof of the following immunizations:

  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR): Two doses with first dose on or after first birthday OR positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease; see FAQ #4).
  • Varicella (chickenpox): Two doses with first dose on or after first birthday OR positive titer. History of contracting the disease does not meet compliance.
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap): One dose within the last ten years.
  • COVID-19:  Completion of a primary COVID-19 vaccine series plus a booster, if eligible for one.
  • Meningococcal conjugate (serogroups A, C, Y, & W‐135): At least one dose at age 16 or older for students through age 21.*
  • Meningococcal B (Meningitis B): Complete series, may be two or three doses, for students age 16 through 21.*
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B): Students ages 18 and younger must complete the series. Based on type of vaccine, the series is either two or three doses (CA Health & Safety Code, Sec. 120390.5).
  • Tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment: All incoming students must complete a tuberculosis risk assessment questionnaire. Incoming students who are at higher risk for TB infection, as determined by the screening questions, should undergo testing for TB infection within 30 days of SDSU entry. The TB risk assessment is found under the Forms tab in HealtheConnect.

*These immunizations are not required for students in single semester / short term international exchange programs.