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University Immunization Requirement

Required Immunizations and Testing

Prior to entering Pepperdine University, all Seaver undergraduate students and Malibu-registered Graziadio Business School students must complete the University's immunization requirement. You will not be cleared by the Student Health Center until the requirements are satisfied. This means you will be unable to modify your class schedule and possibly unable to attend classes until this requirement is completed. The deadline to complete the University's immunization requirement is Saturday, December 9, 2023. 

To satisfy the University's immunization requirement, these steps must be completed prior to your arrival at Pepperdine:

Complete the online Health History Form in the Patient Portal. This form will indicate if you need testing for tuberculosis (TB).

  1. Enter the dates you received the required immunizations* into the Patient Portal. These dates can be found on your official immunization records.
  2. Upload your official immunization records in English into the Patient Portal. If your official immunization records are not in English, you will need to have them transcribed by a certified medical transcriber, or you will need to have titer tests to prove immunity.

*If you are claiming a history of varicella disease (chickenpox), you must upload a doctor's note confirming the disease or a titer (blood test) result verifying immunity.

Students can use their Pepperdine NetworkID and password to gain access to their Patient Portal.

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. Varicella
    • 2 doses are required. The first dose received after age one or titer result (blood test) showing positive immunity.
  4. Meningococcal ACWY - Meningitis: Menactra, Menveo, or MenQuadfi (not Meningitis B vaccine)
    • One dose after the age of 16. Not required if over 21 years old.
  5. Tuberculosis (TB) Testing: Required for at-risk Individuals
    • Complete the Health History Form to determine if testing is 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.

Patient Portal Instructions


Please sign in to your Patient Portal using your Pepperdine NetworkID and password.

Select "Forms" in the navigation bar on the left.

 

Select Forms Patient Portal Image

Click on the "Health History Form-Pepperdine" option to complete the form.

 

Select Health History Form on Patient Portal

The beginning of the electronic form will look like this:

Health History Form Example


How to Enter the Dates You Received the Required Immunizations

Please sign in to your Patient Portal using your Pepperdine NetworkID and password.

Select "Immunizations" in the navigation bar on the left.

Select Immunizations in Patient Portal

Select each requirement by clicking on its title in the blue box. The box will expand for you to first select the immunization type.

Select Immunization Type in Patient Portal

Then enter the date(s) you received each vaccine or completed a titer test. After entering all the dates for all the listed vaccines, click the blue "Submit" button on the right. The webpage will now redirect you to upload your official immunization records. If you do not upload your immunization records to support these dates, the dates will automatically erase during the daily system update. Keep in mind, when immunization records upload successfully, the dates will remain unverified until one of our Registered Nurses confirms the submitted information is accurate based on the official immunization record you upload.

Enter Immunization Dates in Patient Portal

 

 


How to Upload Your Immunization Records

Please sign in to your Patient Portal using your Pepperdine NetworkID and password.

Select "Upload" in the navigation bar on the left if you were not redirected to the upload page after submitting your required immunization dates. 

Select Upload in the Patient Portal

 

Follow the instructions as listed on the portal webpage.

Patient Portal document upload instructions

If you do not successfully upload documentation of your immunizations the following warning will appear.

Upload Warning Message

 


How to Check for Missing Requirements

Please sign in to your Patient Portal using your Pepperdine NetworkID and password. If you have a red dot appearing next to 'Immunizations" in the navigation bar on the left, you have missing immunizations or immunization records.  Select "Immunizations" to see a detailed list of your missing requirements.

Red Dot Indicates Missing Immunizations

 

Once the webpage populates, under the yellow "View Missing Immunizations" button on the right-hand side of the screen, your list of required immunizations will appear in green if compliant and red if non-compliant. Click on the yellow "View Missing Immunizations" button for a detailed list of reasons the immunizations listed in red are not compliant.

View Missing Immunization Requirements

 

Note: If after completing your Health History Form the form did not indicate you need testing for tuberculosis (TB), you can disregard the TB requirement if it is listed under missing requirements. However, if the Health History Form did indicate you need testing for TB, you will need to upload the TB screening test results.


Questions?

If you have further questions, please contact the Student Health Center at 310.506.4316, option 3.