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Health Center Reminders

Health History, Physical Exam and Immunization Requirements

Sweet Briar College requires that ALL incoming and transfer students provide a current health history, physical exam and proof of immunization upon admission. All health records are due by June 30, 2013, for students enrolling in the fall 2013 and by Jan. 10, 2014, for students enrolling in spring 2014. Students who are delinquent in any details outlined below will not be able to register for classes. Health Services will assist students with obtaining any requirement that has not been met and will incur a fee for the service.

Required vaccines include:

  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio, Tetanus/Diphtheria
  • Meningitis (MCV4) *
  • Hepatitis B

The following immunizations are not required at SBC, but are recommended:

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A and B Combination Vaccine
  • Influenza (Flu) Trivalent

Tuberculosis Screening/PPD is required and should be completed by your health care provider to assess risk for Tuberculosis infection. Please review the questions on the pre-entrance health form. The physician signature on this portion of the form is required. If you have tested positive in the past, documentation of a negative chest x-ray is necessary. If you answered yes to any of the questions on the form, a two-step PPD test or a Quantiferon TB test is indicated.

*Two doses of MCV4 are recommended for adolescents 11 through 18 years of age: the first dose at 11 or 12 years of age, with a booster dose at age 16. If the first dose (or series) is given between 13 and 15 years of age, the booster should be given between 16 and 18. If the first dose (or series) is given after the 16th birthday, a booster is not needed. Meningococcal Meningitis is a serious and sometimes fatal disease which affects the brain and spinal cord. This disease continues to increase on college campuses. The safe and effective vaccine provides protection against 4 of the 5 types of Meningitis. If you received the first vaccine before age 14, a second booster is required upon entering college.

If your daughter has a medical or religious exemption status for vaccines, please make sure the exemption is documented in her SBC student health records before June 30, 2013, or Jan. 10, 2014, for students entering in the spring.

Athletes, education and pre-health majors may require annual screening or additional immunizations.  

Due to potential seasonal vaccine shortages, we recommend that your daughter receive her vaccinations from her local physician’s office or health department prior to arriving on campus.

For more information on the Frequently Asked Questions about the health center, click here.

Please call (434) 381-6140 or email your questions to health@sbc.edu.