Immunization Requirements

District of Columbia law (D.C. Code 38-502) requires all students under age 26 attending school are required to provide documentation of vaccination or immunity (lab test, if appropriate) from Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella and Meningitis. Students under age 18 must also be vaccinated against polio. All incoming students, regardless of age, are screened for Tuberculosis (TB) by a risk assessment questionnaire, consistent with guidelines from the Center for Disease control and the American College Health Association. Not all students will require TB testing.

Starting June 1, 2019 incoming students can access the portal for the Georgetown University Immunization and Health Information database to enter immunization and TB screening information and submit required health forms. The portal can be found at the following link: https://georgetown.studenthealthportal.com and is accessed with your GU ID and sign-on. Detailed information regarding requirements can be found within the portal.

The deadline for incoming fall semester students is July 15 (December 15 for students entering in the Spring semester). Failure to meet this deadline may result in a $100 fee and prevent students from registering for classes.

If, after reviewing the requirements, you or your health care provider have questions, please you can contact the Georgetown Student Health Center through a secure message within the immunization portal above or by calling the Student Health Center immunization line at 202-687-3100.

  • The deadline for submission of required immunization forms is the first day of classes (June 3, 2019).
  • You must complete and submit the 2018-2019 Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate.
  • A registration block and a $100 fee may result if all requirements are not met by the first day of class.
  • Meningitis vaccination is a requirement for all students living in residence halls. See the Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate. While we strongly encourage students to obtain a meningitis vaccine, you may waive this requirement. Find out how on the forms page. You must sign and submit the Meningitis Vaccine Waiver form. For more information about meningitis, please see the Meningitis Fact Sheet.
  • For any questions regarding immunization requirements for students entering Georgetown for the Summer 2019 semester or to submit your certificate electronically, please email shcimmunization@georgetown.edu. Completed forms can also be mailed to:

Student Health Center
3800 Reservoir Road, NW,
Ground Floor, Darnall Hall
Washington, DC 20007

All matriculating medical students will be required to complete and submit the AAMC Standardized Immunization Form upon entry into Georgetown University School of Medicine. This form replaces the previous institutional immunization form to better align with the clinical site requirements of M.D. trainees.
Prior to beginning First Year in August, please complete the AAMC Standardized Immunization Form in its entirety, with the exception of the influenza vaccine on Page 3, which is administered seasonally and will not be due until later in the Fall semester. 

For healthcare profession students, a
Quantiferon Gold or T-Spot IGRA test or a 2-step PPD-Mantoux is required and must be done within the past 12 months.  For 2 step testing the 2nd PPD should be placed 1-3 weeks after the 1st PPD. 

Please submit your completed form to:
Student Health Center
   3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Ground Floor, Darnall Hall
   Washington, DC 20007
   Email: shcimmunization@georgetown.edu

Resources to assist students in the School of Medicine with completing the AAMC Standardized Immunization Form:

AAMC Standardized Immunization Form – FAQs
AAMC Standardized Immunization Form – Hepatitis B FAQs
AAMC Standardized Immunization Form website

Immunization & Tuberculosis Screening FAQ

I am out of the country and will be unable to meet the deadline for submission of the Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate. What are my options?

The Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate submission deadlines are:

  • July 15th for the fall semester
  • December 15th for student starting their studies at Georgetown in the spring semester

If for some reason you are unable to turn in the form to us by those dates, you must submit it as soon as possible. After August 15, the University Registrar will block continuation of your registration for the fall semester until the form has been submitted and immunization and screening requirements have been met.

I don’t have a physician or can’t get one to sign Georgetown’s form. May I submit copies of my old immunization records without a current physician’s signature?

Copies of your immunization records may be accepted as long as they are attached to our Student Health Center Immunization and Tuberculosis Certificate. However, this may delay entry of your information, which could affect your registration. It is still your responsibility to ensure that the actual immunization and screening requirements are met, regardless of what form or records you submit.

I am over the age of 26. Do I still need to obtain a Tuberculosis screening test?

Yes.

All students regardless of age are screened for Tuberculosis risk by a set of risk assessment questions on the back of our Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate. You must complete this section and submit this form regardless of your age. Depending on the responses to those questions, some students will also need an actual Tuberculosis skin test. The screening questions are consistent with the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and the American College Health Association.

I don’t have time to complete the entire series of Hepatitis B shots before school starts. What should I do?

Normally the Hepatitis B series is completed within a 1-6 month time span (depending on which type of vaccine is administered). As long as you start your Hepatitis B series prior to our deadline, we will accept your form provided you complete the series after starting school within the normal time frame.

I am a continuing student. Do I need to resubmit my immunization record?

If you attended Georgetown last year, completed or graduated from one program but are continuing this year in a new program, and you had previously submitted your immunization form to us, you do not need to resubmit your immunization record–but you must do the following:

Call the immunization line at (202) 687.3100 or send us an email at shcimmunization@georgetown.edu and provide us with your full name, student ID number, date of birth, and the name of the new program or school which you are attending.

I don’t have a physician, but I need some shots. Can I get immunizations/vaccinations at the Student Health Center?

Yes, the Student Health Center can provide you with the necessary immunizations if you don’t already have a primary care provider.