Did you know all students are required to meet Minnesota immunization standards? If you are a healthcare student, you have additional, special immunization requirements.
Requirements for All Students
All students are required by Minnesota law to provide basic immunization information to the Health and Wellness Clinic at St. Catherine University. Failure to do so by the 45th day of the first term of enrollment will result in a hold on your student account. All immunization information must be submitted through the Health Portal.
All current St. Kate’s students are required to submit the following information.
- Submit dates of two (2) doses of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR or individual vaccines). Dose 1 is typically administered at age 12 months or later; dose 2 is administered at least 28 days after first dose.
- Submit the date of (1) dose of immunization against tetanus and diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) received within the past ten years.
If you have had measles, mumps, or rubella, the law requires that you either have a blood titer (blood test) done to prove immunity or a physician’s signed document attesting to the disease including the month and year in which you had the disease. Students submitting a blood titer must upload/submit a copy of the laboratory result in the student health portal.
There is no titer that is acceptable as proof of immunity to diphtheria-tetanus.
Students can find their immunization record information through their healthcare provider, personal or family medical records, or their high school/previous college. The Minnesota Immunization Information Connection might also be able to help. Contact them by calling 1-800-657-3970.
Please make certain that your name and date of birth appear on the document for identification purposes.
International Student Requirement
In addition to the basic requirements above, all international students must complete and submit the online Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment form. If you answer “Yes” to any of the Risk Assessment questions, you will be required to schedule a TB screening appointment at the Health and Wellness Clinic.
Residential Student Requirement
In addition to the basic requirements above, all students planning to live in the residence halls are strongly encouraged to complete and submit this additional immunization information:
- Submit the date of one (1) dose of immunization against meningoccal (Menactra, Menomune, Menveo, or other A,C,Y,W -135), either initial or booster, administered upon or after reaching age 16.
Online and Commuter Student Requirement
Online and commuter students are only required to provide basic immunization information as detailed above.
Additional Information Per Minnesota Statute 135A.14
If you do not complete your immunization information online or if you are not compliant with all the required immunizations by the 45th day of class, a hold will be placed on your student account and you will not be permitted to register for classes. Based on individual circumstances, there may be other requirements or recommendations.
Students who wish to conscientiously object to a particular vaccine are required by Minnesota Statute 135A.14 to submit a notarized statement of exemption to St. Catherine University, which will be forwarded to the commissioner of health.
Getting Vaccinations and Immunization Testing
If you cannot locate your immunization records, the Health and Wellness Clinic can test your immunization status. If you need any of the required vaccinations, the Health and Wellness Clinic can help with that, too. Contact the Health and Wellness Clinic at 651-690-6714 to schedule an appointment.
Requirements for Healthcare Students
As a student in one of the health profession programs at St. Catherine University, you will be required to meet certain immunization and background study requirements. The requirements meet the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Health guidelines and are for the protection of our students and the patients and clients we serve. You will receive detailed information on these requirements and will work with the Student Compliance Office on fulfilling the requirements which must be received and cleared prior to your first fieldwork or clinical experience.
Please note: This is not an official form and does not contain all of the details needed to properly complete all requirements. When you enter your program, we will send you a customized form containing specific instructions and deadlines.
For each item below, documentation is required from a healthcare facility. Please be sure that all documentation includes your name and date of birth.
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccination (MMR)
- Tuberculosis Testing
- Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (TDAP)
- Hepatitis B (Anti-HBS)
- Flu Shot