The Haverford College Immunization Policy follows the guidelines of the Pennsylvania State Mandatory Vaccinations for School Entrance Policy, CDC, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and American College Health Association (ACHA) recommendations for entry to school.
Our vaccine policy has played a vital role in protecting the campus community’s health through disease prevention. Students are asked to read the CDC vaccination information sheets and educate themselves on the risks and benefits of vaccination. Health Services staff believes that vaccinations are safe and the most effective method to ensure the student’s health. We highly recommend immunizations to avoid vaccine preventable illness, and school disruption due to illness.
In the State of Pennsylvania, students have the right to refuse vaccinations on medical, religious, and philosophical beliefs. If a student makes a decision not to vaccinate they must do so in writing by completing the “Decision Not To Vaccinate” form and have their Healthcare Provider sign the document. The form must be upload in the HaverHealth Portal.
Please note the risks and consequences of not receiving the vaccine(s) may include: contracting the illness the vaccine should prevent, transmitting the disease to others, and the need to stay out of school/off campus during disease outbreaks at the expense of the student.
Decision Not to Vaccinate
Any student who decides not to vaccinate must sign this form and have it signed by their healthcare provider.
Submit Vaccination Form
After the Decision Not to Vaccinate form is complete, the student must upload it to the HaverHealth portal.