Important Changes to Moore College of Art & Design's Immunization Requirements for All Returning Students
Moore College of Art & Design has recently revised the required immunizations for both incoming and returning students for tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (Tdap) and for meningococcal disease. These changes follow the recommendations of the American College Health Association (ACHA). They have based these changes on the recommendations of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP).
The following is a summary of the changes. The other immunization requirements will remain the same.
REQUIREMENT: Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis (Tdap)
Who is affected? All full time students.
Student must have proof of Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis vaccine) immunization. Students with TD (Tetanus, Diptheria) only will not be considered compliant and must receive the Tdap, regardless of the date that Td was given.
Who is affected? All students living in campus housing
Students living on campus who are age 21 or younger must submit proof of 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine (this includes students who have already submitted a Meningococcal Waiver). To be acceptable the vaccine must have been given after the student is age 16. At minimum, the vaccine must cover serogroups A, C, Y, and W-135.
What you need to do?
Please take time over the semester to review your immunization history regarding these changes. You should contact your own health care provider to review your immunization history to insure compliance. If you have any questions, or wish assistance the Student Health Services Office (SHS) staff will be happy to review your immunization history with you. SHS can be reached at telephone #215-965-4032.
If you require one or more immunizations:
Please fax the updated immunization record to SHS fax #215-564-1459 or bring to the SHS office in Stahl Hall 1st Floor.