This is a good question. There are some immunizations that are required by the State of Missouri for your student to start his/her classes at Missouri State. Your student isn’t REQUIRED to submit proof of immunizations (except for the ones listed below) but it is highly recommended. Having this information on file can be useful.
At Missouri State, we have a fabulous health facility, Taylor Health and Wellness Center, that is available to help your student while they are on campus. Taylor Health and Wellness Center’s outstanding staff looks forward to assisting your student with their health and wellness needs. The services of Taylor Health and Wellness Center, which are available to all members of the University Community, are high quality, convenient and economical.
Please review the information here, look at the website, and visit Taylor Health and Wellness Center when you visit campus.
Missouri law requires:
A. All students who reside in on-campus housing must have received the meningococcal vaccine and a record of this vaccination must be on file at Taylor Health and Wellness Center at least two weeks before you move in to on-campus housing. The only exceptions the law permits are for a signed statement of religious exemption or a physician signed specific statement of medical exemption, and these would need to be on file with the university at least two weeks prior to moving in to on-campus housing. Your student can NOT move-in to his/her residence hall if proof of vaccination hasn’t been received.
B. Screening of all new students taking a class on campus for tuberculosis risk factors. This survey can be accessed at My Missouri State in the Wellness Section of the Profile tab. This must be completed at least before your student registers for their second semester classes. It is best to complete this sooner than later. For international students from countries considered endemic (widespread) for TB infection, a test for tuberculosis (TB) is required before or during the first semester at Taylor Health. It is recommended that all students traveling from countries where tuberculosis is endemic update their TB test 12 weeks after their trip. It is also recommended that all incoming students who are at high risk for TB should
have a current TB test. The ACHA list of endemic TB countries may be found at http://health.missouristate.edu/tbcountries.htm
Students interested in receiving allergy injections or immunizations can go to the Treatment Clinic portion of the Taylor website or call our Treatment Clinic at 417-836-4020.
Taylor Health and Wellness Center
Missouri State University
901 S. National Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65897