Health Requirements Prior to Arrival
All students are required to submit completed immunization records as well as other health information forms to the Student Health Center prior to their arrival on campus. The completed forms are mandatory. It is recommended that all students have a physical exam by their personal physician prior to the start of the school year, however, it is mandatory for anyone who plans to participate in athletics at the University of Mount Union. More information will be sent to athletes by the Athletic Department.
The forms also include questions about Tuberculosis and the possible need for Mantoux (Tuberculosis) skin testing.
Verification of the following immunizations is required: Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap) booster within the past ten years, and two doses of M.M.R. (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella). Dose 1 given at age 12-15 months or later and Dose 2 given at age 4-6 years or later, and at least one month after the first dose.
To reduce and eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases on campus we support the recommendations of the American College Health Association Vaccine-Preventable Disease Task Force based on guidelines consistent with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations. Those recommendations include consideration of Varicella immunization, Hepatitis B immunizations, and Meningococcal vaccine among others. Information about these diseases and vaccines can be found on the CDC web page.
Due to the identification of certain factors that may place college students at increased risk for meningococcal disease, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American College Health Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents and students be educated about meningococcal disease and the benefits of vaccination. The recommendations further state that "College freshman that want to reduce their risk for meningococcal disease should either be administered vaccine (by a health care provider) or directed to a site where the vaccine is available." For more information about meningitis visit the website of the Meningitis Foundation of America.
The completed forms should be mailed to the Student Health Center as soon as possible. They must be received prior to the start of classes. Please include only the Health Center forms in your envelope and address them to:
Health Center, University of Mount Union, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.