Louisiana Law and Medical Recommendations
Louisiana law (R.S. 17:170 - Schools of Higher Learning) requires proof of dates of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and tetanus-diphtheria for all first-time LSU students born on or after January 1, 1957, and for reentering students (born on or after January 1, 1957) who have been out of school for one semester or longer. The following guidelines are presented for the purpose of meeting the established recommendations for control of vaccine-preventable diseases, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to the United States Public Health Service (ACIP), and the American College Health Association (ACHA). In addition, current Louisiana legislation now mandates meningitis vaccination for persons being admitted to a postsecondary education institution for the Fall 2006 semester and thereafter.
Refer to the Immunization Compliance Form for requirements.
You can submit immunization forms on our Patient Portal.
The Student Health Center Injection Clinic administers the following:
There are costs to receive injections; it is possible, but not guaranteed, that health insurance will cover those, if enrolled. For information about availability and cost, contact the Injection Clinic nurse at 225/ 578-5631.
Students who need allergy injection administration must already have undergone allergy testing and have serum prepared; there is no allergist on staff at the Student Health Center. Allergy serum, immunotherapy instructions, and records can be hand-delivered by the student to the Injection Clinic, or an allergist can ship the items directly to the Student Health Center to the address below. Serum will be stored in the Injection Clinic refrigerator. Students will need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Timothy Honigman for "allergy shot approval" before shots can be started at the Health Center.