Immunization Requirements

In order to protect the health of all LeTourneau University students, the university requires that the following immunizations be current:

  • DT (Diphtheria-Tetanus) – This is needed every 10 years following the initial series. Those who have not received the primary series should have the complete series of three doses.
  • MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) – Two MMRs or proof of diseases are required. Persons having dated records of vaccination, documentation of physician-diagnosed disease, or laboratory evidence of immunity are considered immune to the disease. Due to the constant and potentially deadly threat of measles outbreak, the Immunization Division of the Department of Health is recommending two doses of measles vaccine after the age of 12 months. Women are at a higher risk if not inoculated due to the severity to both mother and baby during pregnancy. If you need to update for measles, mumps or rubella, the Center for Disease Control and the Department of Health have approved either of the following methods: (1) an MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) immunization; or (2) a single dose of the necessary vaccine. If you have any questions regarding coverage for measles, mumps or rubella, the MMR vaccine is a convenient way to assure protection from all three diseases.
  • Tuberculin Testing – A TB Skin Test is needed within a year prior to enrollment.
  • Meningitis Vaccine – A bacterial meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years is required for all students in the classroom. (Students who are 22 years or older are exempt from this requirement.)
    • Information regarding state law revisions of the Bacterial Meningitis Policy may be found at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=A641CD0D-E56A-A36A-1BCB39FF80781178. This link contains the following information as well:
      • Conscientious Objection form for student LIVING IN ON-CAMPUS HOUSING, or under age 18
        For new students living in on-campus housing, which includes student housing facilities located on the campus of an institution of higher education, such as dormitories, sorority and fraternity houses, privately owned residence halls, and apartments, the student must use the official Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) form. The DSHS form may be ordered electronically. It is then mailed from DSHS to the student and it may take up to two weeks to receive the form.