All MWSU students residing in the residence halls are required to provide a completed Health History Form, a Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Form and the Immunization Documentation Form. The deadline for the completion is June 1st before "The Big R" or registration and orientation. These forms are to be completed before being allowed to move into the residence halls.
- Measles/Mumps, Rubella (MMR) - 2 doses, the first given at age one year or later; the second at least one month after the first for students born in 1957 or later
- Meningococcal disease (Menactra within last 5 years)
- Tetanus-Diphtheria-acelluar pertussis (Tdap) within the last 10 years
- Tuberculosis Screening (PPD) - Complete Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Form to assess need. If needed, TB test needs to be
within 12 months prior to campus arrival. International students will receive tuberculosis testing upon arrival at MWSU.
Students who have ever had a positive tuberculin skin test must submit a physician signed chest x-ray report with their health and immunizations records prior to move-in to confirm the absence of active disease.
Students who object to immunization because of cultural, religious, or medical reasons must provide a completed exemption waiver request. Please visit our website at
www.missouriwestern.edu/HealthServ/ for a copy of the MWSU waiver.
All documentation must be submitted to Esry Student Health Center, 4525 Downs Dr-Blum 203, St Joseph, MO 64507 prior to moving in; or fax to (816) 271-4498. Failure to provide this information may delay your check-in.
Recommended immunizations (not required)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- HPV for females
International students who plan to live in campus housing at MWSU are required to follow the immunization policy for residential housing.
International students who do NOT plan to live on campus are not required to follow the immunization policy; however, are requested to complete the Tuberculosis testing and Health History Forms and submit to the Esry Student Health Center on campus.
MWSU, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College Health Association (ACHA) recommend (not require) that all university students be vaccinated for both the required and recommended immunizations to protect them against communicable diseases.