You are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of one (1) required bivalent dose after 9/1/2022 must be uploaded to your HaverHealth Portal.
Hepatitis B (Hep. B)
Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR)
Evidence of immunity may be shown by a history of measles and rubella immunity proved by laboratory testing by a laboratory with the appropriate certification and a written statement of a history of mumps disease from a physician, certified registered nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
Meningococcal A,C,Y and W-135
- Menactra: Clinicians give 2 doses to preteens and teens. Clinicians also give it to certain people at increased risk of meningococcal disease. It helps protect against 4 types of the bacteria that cause meningococcal disease (serogroups A, C, W, and Y).
- Menveo: Clinicians give 2 doses to preteens and teens. Clinicians also give it to certain people at increased risk of meningococcal disease. It helps protect against 4 types of the bacteria that cause meningococcal disease (serogroups A, C, W, and Y).
Meningococcal Group B (Men. B)
- Bexero: Clinicians also give it as a 2-dose series to people 10 years or older at increased risk of meningococcal disease. It helps protect against serogroup B meningococcal disease.
- Trumenba: Clinicians give it as a 3-dose series to people 10 years or older at increased risk of meningococcal disease. It helps protect against serogroup B meningococcal disease.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (TDaP)
Evidence of immunity may be shown by one of the following:
- Laboratory evidence of immunity or laboratory confirmation of disease.
- A written statement of a history of chickenpox disease from a parent, guardian, physician, certified registered nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
Hepatitis A (Hep. A)
HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
Flu Shots available on campus during the fall semester.
Decision Not to Vaccinate
Haverford College follows the American College Health Association (ACHA), the Pennsylvania State Mandatory Vaccination Code, the Advisory College of Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the CDC’s recommendations for immunization compliance guidelines. For the safety of all students, faculty and staff, immunizations are mandatory.1 Students may be exempted from the immunization requirements if there is a medical contraindication or if the student’s religious belief prohibits immunizations.
Per Pennsylvania State law for schools:
§ 23.84. Exemption from immunization.
- Medical exemption. Children need not be immunized if a physician or the physician’s designee provides a written statement that immunization may be detrimental to the health of the child. When the physician determines that immunization is no longer detrimental to the health of the child, the child shall be immunized according to this subchapter.
- Religious exemption. Children need not be immunized if the parent, guardian or emancipated child objects in writing to the immunization on religious grounds or on the basis of a strong moral or ethical conviction similar to a religious belief.
The provisions of this § 23.84 amended through September 17, 1982, effective August 1, 1983, 12 Pa.B. 3288; amended August 22, 1997, effective August 23, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 4317. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (164332) to (164333) and (129145).
This section cited in 22 Pa. Code § 51.13 (relating to immunization); 22 Pa. Code § 405.49 (relating to immunizations); 28 Pa. code § 23.83 (relating to immunization requirements); 28 Pa. Code § 23.85 (relating to responsibilities of schools and school administrators); and 28 Pa. Code § 27.77 (relating to immunization requirements for children in child care group settings).