The minimum immunization requirements for all University System of Georgia colleges and universities are established by the Georgia Board of Regents. Specific institutions, with the concurrence of their presidents and the Chancellor, may require some immunizations not required for all new students by this policy. Institutions are also authorized to impose additional immunization requirements for students when, in the opinion of the president of the institution and with concurrence of the Chancellor and appropriate public health authorities, there is a substantial risk of exposure to other communicable diseases preventable by vaccination (BOR Minutes, 1990-91, p.114).
All entering Augusta University students are required to provide Augusta with documentation of the minimum immunization requirements set forth by the Board of Regents. Those students enrolled in a college on the Health Sciences campus are required to provide additional documentation/proof of immunity to Augusta per the requirements of the college of enrollment. For a list of these requirements.
All students living in any Augusta Residence Hall (University Village or Health Science campus housing units) MUST provide proof of immunization for the Meningococcal virus that causes Meningitis.
Printable Version of Policy 4.4.2, Student Affairs, Immunization Policy; Effective 06/10/2013
The following list includes the only exceptions to compliance with this policy. Any exceptions must be granted jointly by the student’s college of enrollment and the Registrar’s Office.
1. If the student has a medical condition that prohibits compliance with this policy.
2. If the student is in the process of completing a specific vaccination series. The student is expected to follow the required time frames of completion associated with each requirement within the series.
3. A religious waiver can be granted with a statement of affirmation that the immunizations required by the Board of Regents / Augusta University are in conflict with their religious beliefs. Students on the health sciences campus will not be granted a religious waiver if the curriculum involves physical presence at a clinical site.
4. A student who is enrolled in a distance learning program based on the requirements of the college of enrollment.