Required Immunizations and Testing

Prior to entering Pepperdine, all students must receive the University's required immunizations. New students are encouraged to learn more about the University's immunization requirement.

Required Immunizations

  1. Tdap: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis
    • A booster is required within the past 10 years. The booster should contain the pertussis component (Tdap not Td).
  2. MMR: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
    • 2 doses are required. The first dose received after age one or titer result (blood test) showing positive immunity for all three components.
  3. Hepatitis B
    • Series of 3 doses or titer result (blood test) showing positive immunity.
  4. Varicella
    • 2 doses are required. The first dose received after age one or titer result (blood test) showing positive immunity.
  5. Meningococcal - Meningitis: Menactra or Menveo
    • One dose given after the age of 16. Not required if over 21-years-old or living off-campus.
  6. TB Testing: Required for at-risk Individuals
    • Complete the Health History Form to determine if testing required. A blood test is recommended for high-risk individuals. A chest X-ray taken within the past year is required only if the TB test is positive.
  7. Influenza: Required for 2020-2021 Academic Year
    • All students (new and returning) living, learning, working, or utilizing facilities at any University campus must receive a flu vaccine no later than October 31, 2020. Current residential students who received a housing exception and are living on campus must adhere to the October 31, 2020 deadline. Off-campus students may postpone completing the influenza vaccination requirement until they plan to access a University campus once permitted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. However, timely receipt of the flu vaccine is still recommended for their health and safety and the wellness of their family and community members. Free flu vaccinations are available to all enrolled students and will be offered in mid-to-late September. Students may call the Student Health Center at 310.506.4316, option 3, to schedule an appointment. Students who opt to receive their flu vaccination at an off-campus medical office or clinic need to document the vaccination by uploading the official record in English into their Patient Portal.


Vaccines are available and may be completed at the Student Health Center.

Available Vaccines

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis: including Menactra and Bexsero
  • Influenza
  • MMR: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
  • Tdap: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis
  • Typhoid
  • HPV: Gardasil 9
  • Yellow Fever
  • Varicella

Also Available

  • TB Testing

Highly Recommended

  • Hepatitis A (2 doses)
  • Flu Vaccine (Annually)
  • HPV
  • Meningococcal B: Bexsero or Trumenba