As a prerequisite to registration as a degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking student, FGCU
requires all students born after December 31, 1956, to present documented proof of immunity to measles (Rubeola) and Rubella. All students need to be vaccinated against meningitis and hepatitis B diseases or sign a waiver (if they are over 18 years of age). Prior to initial registration, each student must submit a completed FGCU Immunization History Form to Student Health Services. Students are strongly urged to complete this requirement before attending Orientation.
The following are acceptable proofs of immunization and vaccines:
- Proof of two vaccinations (doses) of measles received at least 28 days apart and one vaccination of rubella, after 12 months of age. Measles vaccinations must have been received in 1968 or later and Rubella vaccination in 1969 or later; or
- Proof of immunity by way of a blood test result (titer); or
- A written, dated statement signed by a qualified health care provider on office letterhead that specifies the date seen and states that the student has had an illness for three days or more with a rash, fever of 101 degrees or greater, cough and conjunctivitis, and is considered to have had the Rubeola (measles) disease; AND
- Proof of meningitis and hepatitis B vaccines or sign a waiver (if over 18 years of age).
Questions about acceptable proof, exemptions, or temporary deferments may be directed to
Student Health Services. The University reserves the right to refuse registration to any student whose health record or report of medical examination indicates the existence of a condition which may be harmful to members of the University community.