North Carolina State Law (General Statutes §130A 152–157) requires that all students entering college present a certificate of immunization that documents that the student has received all immunizations required by law. While your state or country of origin may have different immunization requirements, you must comply with North Carolina laws and Duke requirements.
The following immunizations are required for Duke students:
|Name of Vaccine||Number of Doses Required|
|COVID-19||1 complete series|
|Flu||1 dose annually|
|Hepatitis B (if born after 7/1/1994 and for all health science students)||3 doses|
|Meningococcal ACWY||1 dose after 16th birthday|
|Polio||3 doses if less than 18 years of age|
|TD/DTAP/TDAP||3 doses (one TDAP in last 10 years)|
|Varicella (if born after 4/1/2001 and for all health science students)||2 doses|
The Student Health immunization office is now scheduling appointments for students needing vaccines, titers, and TB testing for immunization compliance.
Students who wish to receive other vaccines, including flu, HPV, and Men B should wait until after Oct 1 to schedule their appointments. Students needing clearance for shadowing and volunteering should also wait until after Oct 1.
Flu Clinics will be available on and off campus by appointment only starting mid-September. The schedule for these clinics will be posted on this website as soon as it is finalized.
DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSION OF IMMUNIZATION RECORDS:
- Fall Semester: June 15
- Deadline for students enrolling in the nursing program and the DPT program is May 7th.
- Spring Semester: December 15
- Summer Semester: April 15
Students have 30 days after classes begin to meet the mandatory immunization and TB requirements.
MANDATORY STEPS FOR IMMUNIZATION COMPLIANCE
STEP 1: Complete the online Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire.
STEP 2: You will receive an email after completing the questionnaire. Print the PDF and follow the instructions provided.
STEP 3: Have a doctor’s office, clinic or health department complete the correct Mandatory Immunization Requirements Form below. Forms cannot be signed by family members.
STEP 4: Log into the Student Health Gateway.
- Click the "Forms" tab and complete the Immunizations Page in EMF Forms.
STEP 5: Submit your signed Mandatory Immunization Form and your TB Screening Questionnaire (along with any additional testing or documents if applicable) via one of the methods below:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
- Fax: 1-919-681-7386
STEP 6: Monitor your Duke Email. Communications regarding your compliance status can be found by logging into the Student Health Gateway and clicking on “Messages” on the left tool bar. Your Duke email will notify you when a new message has been sent.
STEP 7: Register after July 1 for your MyChart accounts.