Immunizations

Student Health Center

All students regardless of age are screened for tuberculosis by completing the risk assessment questionnaire download. All students under the age of 26 at Georgetown University are required to submit proof of immunizations as required by the District of Columbia.

Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificates for Incoming Students

Deadlines and Forms:

  • The deadline for submission for new and incoming students entering in the fall semester is July 1 (for spring semester it is December 15).
  • You must fill out this form.
  • A registration block and a $100 fee may result if all requirements are not met by the first day of class.

Meningitis Vaccine

  • Meningitis vaccination is a requirement for incoming freshman living in residence halls.
  • You may choose to waive the meningitis vaccination 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.

Student Immunization Requirements

New students (excluding Healthcare Professions, i.e. GERMS, Nursing Students, etc.)

  • If under the age of 26 at the time of registration, you are required by District of Columbia law to provide documentation of vaccination or immunity from Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella.
  • If living in a residence hall, you must provide proof of vaccination against meningitis or sign a waiver form.
  • If under the age of 18, you must also be vaccinated against polio.

Regardless of age, you will be screened for Tuberculosis by a risk assessment questionnaire. Some students will also need a tuberculosis skin test.

2017-2018 Immunization Certificate, which can also be printed and sent to:

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

For any questions or for further information regarding immunizations, please email shcimmunization@georgetown.edu.

GU School of Medicine (Healthcare Professions)

Effective Spring 2017, 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 2-step PPD-Mantoux is required and must be done within the past 12 months.  The 2nd PPD should be placed 1-3 weeks after the 1st PPD.  Quantiferon Gold or T-Spot can be done in lieu of 2-step testing.

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 for assisting School of Medicine student with completing the AAMC Standardized Immunization Form:

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

Travel Immunizations

We recommend that all travelers check with their primary care physician before embarking on any journey to make sure that you are up to date with all of your required vaccinations and inoculations. For the latest health recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/travel.

Appointments can be made through the Student Health Center. Please complete the Pre-Travel Health Consultation and History Form and return via email with the subject - Travel Visit and Date of Appointment prior to your clinic visit.

Students should make the determination about whether their existing health insurance provides adequate coverage to pay for primary care services at the Student Health Center or in the Washington, DC area.

For students with the Georgetown Student Health Premier Plan health insurance, please bring your GO card.
For students who have outside insurance plans, there are several other travel immunization clinics in the DC area.

Please be advised: Appointments fill up quickly due to the high number of travelling students during the season; booking in advance is highly recommended.

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Contact Info
Georgetown University
Student Health Center
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Ground Floor, Darnall Hall
Washington, DC 20007
202-687-2200 Tel
877-346-1469 Fax

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 1st for the fall semester
  • January 1st 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 4-6 month time span. As long as you start your Hepatitis B shots 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?