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University Immunization Requirement

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

With the objective of prioritizing the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students while ensuring the highest standards of academic excellence and a transformative student experience, the University requires all faculty, staff, and students accessing any University campus or facility who do not claim an exemption, to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine per the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.* Other and more restrictive requirements may apply for Seaver College International Programs, graduate school study abroad programs, and international travelers. Along with all other required immunizations, documentation of this required vaccine is due by Tuesday, August 15, 2023, for incoming students.

Submit Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

*In general, people are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine per CDC guidelines.

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 Tuesday, August 15, 2023. 

We understand there may be some unique circumstances where a student may be unable to return to campus, plans to remain at home and/or away from the Greater Los Angeles Area, and will not access any University campus during the fall 2023 semester. While a student in such a situation is not required to complete the University's immunization requirements this semester, please understand the Patient Portal cannot identify students who are not coming to campus; therefore, they will continue to receive non-compliance notices until the requirement is complete. These students may disregard any automated non-compliance notices received this semester in this instance only. However, we strongly encourage using this time to address any outstanding requirements as all students must be fully compliant before returning to campus.

To satisfy the University's immunization requirement, these steps must be completed prior to your arrival at 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 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 or living off-campus.
  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.
  6. COVID-19
    • Any of the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO) emergency use authorized vaccines are accepted. Dosage requirements vary by vaccine. Any student that is not vaccinated must claim and submit an exemption form.

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 the vaccine or completed a titer test. After entering the date(s) for each vaccine, you can click the blue "Submit" button on the right. After saving, the webpage will 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.


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