Measles Immunity Requirement
What is the requirement?
All students born after 1957 must submit documentation of immunity to Measles (Rubeola).
If religious or medical reasons prevent you from vaccination, you may sign the waiver included on the back (page 2) of the Immunization Form (PDF). If you have signed the waiver and a Measles outbreak occurs, you will be asked to leave campus for a minimum of 2 weeks from the time of the last diagnosed case, resulting in missed classes, coursework, and compensation from work.
Students have until the end of week 7 of their first quarter of classes to submit the Immunization Form (PDF) and supporting documentation. After week 7, a hold is placed on the student’s account, preventing registration for the next quarter.
What do I have to do?
Please complete the Immunization Form (PDF). Include your name, date of birth, Evergreen ID number (A-number), and complete the appropriate option. Don't forget to sign to sign your form.
There are 4 options to meet the Measles vaccination requirement:
- Submit documentation of 2 valid doses of MMR vaccine. Doses are valid if received at 12 months of age or older, administered at least one month apart, and not compromised by receiving other immunizations too close to the MMR.
- Submit documentation from a healthcare provider that you have had the Measles(Rubeola) disease.
- Submit documentation of a positive titer (blood test) for Measles (Rubeola). A primary care provider can administer the test, or you may request the test at Student Wellness Services during our open hours. The fee is $22, billable to your student account.
- Sign the waiver. If you sign a waiver and would like to change your status to reflect immunity to Measles, we can do so with documentation of immunity (see Options 1-3).
Where do I submit my form and documentation?
You may fax or mail your form and supporting documentation to Student Wellness Services or Registration and Records, who will forward them to us.
We discourage email transmission of personal health information due to confidentiality reasons, as email is subject to public records requests. If you prefer to submit your records electronically, you may send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to print and sign your form and are submitting by email, you must use your @evergreen.edu email address for identity verification.
Our fax number is (360) 867-6787.
Our mailing address is:
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
Where can I find my records?
If you grew up in Washington, or have received health care services in this state, your immunization records may have been added to the Washington Immunization Information System (WA-IIS), through the Washington Department of Health website. You may sign up for a MyIR account, which will allow you to view a report of all immunizations entered on your behalf. A link (Immunization Records) is also available on our website at www.evergreen.edu/health, under “Resources” in the right-hand menu. Most documentation of vaccination received by Student Wellness Services gets entered into WA-IIS as a courtesy to our students. This allows students to find their immunization records quickly when they are needed for graduate programs, employment, and future healthcare providers. We are unable to enter records without complete date (month, day, year) and most titers.
The CDC’s website contains a list of all states’ IIS contacts, which may be helpful if you think you have records from another state.
Request immunization records from your current or former primary care provider(s). If you’ve had an employer require immunizations, you should be able to request a copy. Immunization records are often located in parents’/guardians’ records. Previous schools may also have a copy of your immunization records.
I already submitted my form and/or documentation, why do I still see this in my to-do list in My Evergreen?
Student Wellness Services staff are unable to process forms received during the summer closure until we return in fall. We work diligently to process all MMR requirement forms as quickly as possible before the week 7 deadline. We will contact you if there is a problem with your form and/or documentation. Please check your voicemail and email.
My Evergreen to-do list items may not refresh frequently, so you may see the MMR requirement in your to-do list after your form has been processed. Student Wellness Services staff will contact you directly if there is a problem with your form or supporting documentation. If you do not hear from us by week 7 (don't forget to check your email and voicemail regularly) it is safe to assume your form has been processed.
If you have additional questions, call us at (360) 867-6200 during our open hours.