University Immunization Requirement

University Immunization Requirement Update | Fall 2020

In order to protect the health and wellness of all community members – and the public at large – during the current COVID-19 health crisis, Pepperdine University is instituting a new influenza (flu) vaccination requirement. This requirement is effective through the 2020-2021 flu season to reduce the likelihood of severe illness among community members, particularly those on campus, and help prevent an overwhelmed health care system.

The University's Immunization Requirement is hereby amended to add the influenza vaccine to the list of required vaccinations for the 2020-2021 academic year. All students living, learning, working, or utilizing facilities at any University campus must receive a flu vaccine no later than October 31, 2020.

If you plan to remain at home and/or away from the Greater Los Angeles Area, and you do not plan on accessing any University campus during the Fall 2020 semester, you are not required to complete the University's immunization requirement this semester. The Patient Portal is unable to identify students who are not coming to campus for any reason this semester; therefore, you will continue to receive non-compliance notices until the requirement is complete. You may disregard any automated non-compliance notices you receive this semester. However, if any part of the requirement is outstanding, this is an excellent time to address it as you will be required to complete all steps before returning to campus in the future.

If you plan to access a University campus at any point during the Fall 2020 semester, you must complete the University's immunization requirement before visiting a campus. This includes students who live at home and/or in the Greater Los Angeles Area who plan to access a University campus, once permitted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, to utilize a University office or facility. Students granted a housing exception by Housing and Residence Life (HRL) must complete the University's immunization requirement by Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The Student Health Center (SHC) will not clear you to access any University campus until the requirement is satisfied, unless you are wanting to schedule an appointment with the SHC on the Malibu campus to fulfill your immunization requirements.

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 requirement is satisfied. This means you will be unable to modify your class schedule and possibly unable to attend classes until this requirement is completed.

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

  1. Complete the online Health History Form in the Patient Portal. This form will indicate if you need testing for tuberculosis (TB).
  2. Enter the dates you received the required immunizations* into the Patient Portal. These dates can be found on your official immunization records.
  3. Upload your official immunization records in English into the Patient Portal. If your official immunization records are not written 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 laboratory testing results verifying immunity.

Students can use their WaveNet User ID 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. 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. Tuberculosis (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.

Patient Portal Instructions


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

 

Select "Forms" in the navigation bar.

HHF

 

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

HHF


How to Enter the Dates You Received the Required Immunizations

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

 

Select "Immunization" in the navigation bar.

Immunization

 

Select each requirement by clicking on its title in the blue box. The box will expand for you to enter the date(s) you received the vaccine or completed a titer test. After entering the date(s), you can click the blue save button below to save the dates for that specific vaccine, or you can wait and enter all of the dates for each vaccine and click the blue save button on the right-hand side of the screen to save all of the dates at once. After saving, the webpage will reload. You will see "not verified" next to each submission. These dates will remain unverified until one of our Registered Nurses confirms the information you submitted is accurate based on the official immunization record you upload.

Immunization


How to Upload Your Immunization Records

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

 

Select "Upload" in the navigation bar.

Uploads

 

Follow the instructions as listed on the portal webpage.

Uploads


How to Check for Missing Requirements

If you have already uploaded your official immunization records and are trying to determine what is outstanding, please sign in to your Patient Portal using your Wavenet NetworkID and password.

 

Select "Immunization" in the navigation bar.
Check Portal

 

Once the webpage populates, click the green "Print" button.

Check Portal

 

Your immunization report will load, and any missing requirements will appear at the bottom of the page.

Immunization Record Sample

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.