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Immunization Policy

All new residential students entering Iowa Wesleyan University must present a written confirmation from their family physician that the student has the following:

  1. Proof and date of having had two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) or
  2. Documentation of immunization for MMR after 1980 or
  3. Written recommendation from your physician that you should not receive the MMR immunization at this time.
  4. Mantoux TB skin test within the past year with a negative response. If you have previously tested positive for TB, please notify the Office of Student Development prior to additional testing.
  5. It is strongly recommended that students residing in dorms receive the meningitis vaccine, Meningococcal conjugate, or MenACWY vaccines (Menactra® and Menveo®).  Each prospective student receives information on this along with admission paperwork.  This is available from your local public health office. Meningococcal conjugate status must be designated on the immunization record submitted to IW.

Residential students must submit their immunization records and TB skin test results prior to moving onto campus.  Students not submitting records will not be allowed to move into campus housing.

Immunization Portal

 All new incoming IW students are required to provide evidence of vaccinations through the Immunizations Portal prior to attending any class. There is no charge for this service, though you have the option to purchase a membership that will provide lifetime access to your immunization data that can be shared with others as you designate. If you are unable to upload, you may mail them ahead or bring them to check-in with you to the Health and Wellness Center, but this increases the risk of these forms getting lost. Remember, you will not be able to move into campus housing without your Health Questionnaire and Immunization Form; both can be loaded to Med+Proctor.