Hepatitis B Immunization Requirement

If you are 18 years of age or younger, you are required to present proof of immunization against hepatitis B. If you have not already taken the three shot immunization series, you will be required to do so.

Students are encouraged to begin the series of shots as soon as possible because the series takes a total of 6 months to complete. Students will be required to have at least started the series of shots before they will be allowed to register for their second semester.

The first shot should be taken as soon as possible. The second shot is taken one month after the first shot and the third and final shot is taken six months after the first shot.

If you have previously received this vaccine series for hepatitis B, bring your shot record or other proof of immunization to Student Health Services to verify compliance.

No restrictions will be placed on students who are proceeding through the series of shots. The entire series does not have to be completed before your first semester. However, students need to be progressing in the series of shots to register for the second semester. The final shot must be completed no later then the beginning of the second year.

Exemptions can be obtained based on medical considerations and religious or personal beliefs. Please contact Student Health Services if you believe you would qualify for an exemption.

Call Student Health Services at (661) 654-2394 if you have any questions.