Health requirements for students at Ball State University exist primarily to protect the student body as a whole from infectious disease. Secondary goals are to meet Indiana State Law requirements and to have medical information at hand should a student need assistance from the Health Center.
REQUIREMENTS FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
Indiana state law provides that Ball State University shall prevent a student from beginning classes if they are not in compliance with certain requirements by the beginning of the student's second academic term. These requirements apply only to students who are registered for classes on the Ball State Campus. These requirements do not apply to students who are taking only online classes.
Domestic students must have a 2019 Health Form completed. You must have Adobe Reader to open this file. If you do not have it you may download it for free at www.adobe.com by clicking the icon which says "Get Adobe Reader." The history portion must be signed and dated by the student if he or she is 18 years of age or older. If the student is less than 18 year of age, it must be signed by his or her parent or guardian.
1.Proof of an up to date tetanus/diphtheria vaccine: Students must have a booster dose of Td (Tetanus and Diphtheria) or TdaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) within 10 years prior to admission. Documentation of Tetanus Toxoid alone is not sufficient.
2. Proof of 2 MMR vaccines: Students born on or after January 1, 1957, must have either 2 doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) or the following: 2 doses of Measles both given after 1967 and the first on or after the first birthday* and the doses separated by at least 28 days, or a titer indicating immunity; 2 doses of Mumps with the first on or after the first birthday* and the doses separated by at least 28 days or a titer indicating immunity; 1 dose of Rubella vaccine or titer indicating immunity. *4-day grace period
3. Proof of at least 1 quadrivalent Meningitis vaccine (ACWY) after age 16 through age 21 years
4. Proof of 2 doses of Meningitis B vaccines if under age 24 years. Please indicate if you have received Bexsero or Trumenba.
International graduate and undergraduate students must meet all the requirements listed above. In addition, they must have an evaluation for tuberculosis performed in the United States. Testing will be offered as part of orientation prior to beginning classes. Learn more about TB testing for international students.
State law and Health Center policy provide for an exemption from these requirements if the student provides a signed and dated statement expressing objection on religious grounds. If a student presents such a statement, and the student is over the age of 18, the statement must be signed and dated by the student. If the student is under the age of 18, the statement must be signed and dated by a parent or guardian, unless the student is emancipated. An medical exemption may also be granted if a student presents written documentation from a healthcare provider indicating the type and duration of a medical condition which contraindicates an immunization, along with the specific vaccine..