The following immunizations are required for all Rutgers University students:

MMR

All students born after 1956 are required to have received either 2 doses of MMR (or 2 doses of each individual measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine), or a positive blood test for immunity to each disease.  The first vaccination must have been given no earlier than one year of age, and administration of the second dose must be separated from the first by at least 30 days.

Meningococcal Vaccination (ACWY)

Required for all undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students who are new to Rutgers University AND are new to University housing.  The CDC recommends a booster dose (additional) if it has been 5 years or more since your 1st dose.

Tuberculosis Skin Testing (PPD or Mantoux)

Required for all incoming students attending the University on non-immigrant visas who were born or grew up in a country with a high prevalence of tuberculosis.  Testing must have been done within 6 months of attending Rutgers and, if the test is positive, a chest x-ray must have been done and results of the x-ray submitted.

Hepatitis B

3 dose series required for all students taking 12 or more credits.

Also see the Pre-Entrance Immunization Record.

Meningitis B Vaccine

In addition to the required vaccines listed above, all Rutgers University–New Brunswick undergraduate students should receive the first 2 doses of the meningitis B vaccine Trumenba® this summer to best protect themselves against serogroup B meningococcal disease (“meningitis B”). This includes all on-campus, off-campus, and commuter undergraduate students.

In response to the serogroup B meningococcal infections in two students in spring of 2016, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and Rutgers University recommend, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that Trumenba® be administered to help protect against the particular strain present on the Rutgers University–New Brunswick campus.

  • Based upon lab testing, the best protection against the specific outbreak strain is expected with the full 3-dose series of the meningitis B vaccine Trumenba®.
  • The meningitis B vaccine is different than the “ACWY” meningitis vaccine typically administered in junior high or high school and required by university housing (such as Menveo® or Menactra®). The meningitis ACWY vaccine does not protect against the bacteria which causes meningitis B.
  • If you previously received or will be receiving the meningitis ACWY vaccine for University housing, the meningitis B vaccine is still required to protect against meningitis B.
  • All Rutgers University–New Brunswick undergraduate students should receive the first 2 doses of the meningitis B vaccine Trumenba® this summer. This includes all on-campus, off-campus, and commuter undergraduate students.
  • Students can be vaccinated at many NJ pharmacies or at doctors’ offices. Please bring your insurance card and prescription card with you.
  • Action Required: Verification of each meningitis B vaccine dose received or declination is required prior to arriving for the Fall 2016 semester.

Serogroup B meningococcal disease, sometimes referred to as “meningitis B”, can be deadly within hours or days of getting sick. It can also lead to severe disabilities, such as loss of limbs.

Click here for more information about the Serogroup B Meningicoccal Vaccine.

*For questions regarding Immunizations / Immunization Forms, please call us at 848-932-7402 or email us at vaccine@rci.rutgers.edu