Immunization Laws for All College Students

Oklahoma Statutes, Title 70 §3244 requires that all full and part-time students who enroll as a full-time or part-time student in an Oklahoma public or private postsecondary institution provide documentation of vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and Hepatitis B.

The statute requires that institutions notify students of the vaccination requirements and provide students with educational information concerning measles, mumps, rubella ( MMR ), Hepatitis B and meningococcal disease including the risks and benefit of vaccination.

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The statute permits that when the vaccine is medically contraindicated and a licensed physician has signed a written statement to that effect, such students shall be exempt from the vaccination. Further, the statute permits a student to sign a written waiver stating that the administration of the vaccine conflicts with the student's moral or religious tenets.

Oklahoma Statutes, Title 70 §3243, requires all students who are first-time enrollees residing on campus be vaccinated against meningococcal disease.

The statute requires that institutions notify students of the vaccination requirements and provide students with educational information concerning meningococcal disease including the risks and benefit of vaccination.

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The statute permits the student or, if the student is a minor, the student's parent or other legal representative, to sign a written waiver stating that the student has received and reviewed the information provided on the risks associated with meningococcal disease and on the availability and effectiveness of any vaccine, and has chosen not to be or not to have the student vaccinated.

These requirements do not apply to students enrolled in courses delivered via the Internet or distance learning.