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Immunization Requirements

Student Health Service will close for summer break July 1 and reopen Monday, Aug. 23 for fall semester. Student Health Service is unable to respond to phone calls, emails or faxes during summer break.

Minnesota's College Immunization Law

Minnesota law (M.S. 135A.14) requires all students born after Dec. 31, 1956, who enroll in a Minnesota college to be immunized against tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps and rubella. Minnesota law requires colleges to provide information on transmission, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis A, B, C and meningococcal disease.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Health website for questions regarding vaccines.

Required immunizations

St. Scholastica requires all new incoming students (first year and transfer) to verify immunization history and complete the online tuberculosis screening form.

Immunization history forms are on file at most high schools and colleges, as well as Primary Care Clinics. Contact these sites directly to request/obtain immunization records. CSS Student Health Service has immunizations available for administration as needed.

Required

  • One (1) Tetanus-Diphtheria-acellular Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine (from ages 11-18). Individuals 19 or older who have not received a dose of Tdap should receive one dose of Tdap. NOTE: Tdap is not the same as the other vaccines containing some or even all of the vaccine components (D-T-A-P) such as DTap, Td or DT. Either Td or Tdap can be administered as a booster dose every 10 years. 
  • One (1) Meningococcal (Meningitis ACWY) vaccine AFTER age sixteen (16), may be given up to age 23.
  • Two (2) Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccines, the first vaccine ON OR AFTER age one (1) and at least 12 weeks apart if vaccinated between ages 1-12 and at least 4 weeks apart if vaccinated age 13 or older OR positive MMR antibody.
  • Two (2) Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccines, the first vaccine ON OR AFTER age one (1) and at least 12 weeks apart if vaccinated between ages 1-12 and at least 4 weeks apart if vaccinated age 13 or older OR positive varicella antibody.  

Strongly recommended

  • COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Meningitis B Vaccination for young adults ages 16 through 23

Submit your immunization records

Student Health Service (SHS) requires immunization records for verification. Submit records directly to SHS via mail, email or fax. The time frame for submitting immunization records is Monday, Aug. 23-Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.

  • Mail to CSS Student Health Service, 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Somers Hall Room 42, Duluth MN 55811
  • Take a photo and email it to studenthealthservice@css.edu
  • Fax a copy to (218) 723-5953

Tuberculosis screening form

You can access your CSS account the first day of Fall Semester. You only have ONE chance to access the TB Screening Questionnaire. It is not possible to access this form to edit or update after the initial attempt. Fill out to the best of your ability. Contact SHS to facilitate any update to your TB Screening Questionnaire Form.

  • Log into your MyHealth account
  • Enter date of birth (DOB)
  • Click proceed and select forms (on the left)
  • Select the Tuberculosis Screening Form

Complete this task by Sept. 14, 2021.

Medical or Conscientious Exemption Forms

Students who would like to claim a medical or conscientious exemption to vaccinations should print, complete and return the form to Student Health Service. You will also be required to set up an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner to discuss and review your exemption in order to be compliant.

Contact Student Health Service to get started in the exemption process.

RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES

We encourage visitors to follow the guidance of the CDC for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

CALL FIRST-SPEAK WITH A NURSE
 (218) 723-6282

CONTACT US

Somers Hall, Room 42
Phone: (218) 723-6282
Fax: (218) 723-5953
studenthealthservice@css.edu

Health Services will respond to after-hours phone calls, fax and emails the NEXT business day.

Clinic Summer Hours

Open July 12-14:  9AM-2PM

Closed July 15-August 22, 2021

Reopens Monday August 23, 2021

Emergency and after hour contact

Essentia Health Urgent Care
400 East Third Street
Duluth, MN
(218) 786-8364

Essentia Health Nurse Care Line
(218) 725-3110

St. Luke’s Lakeview Building
915 East First Street
Duluth, MN
(218) 249-5555

Medical Professionals

Portrait of Vicki AndrewsVicki Andrews,
MA, RN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner
vandrews@css.edu


Teresa Guerrero, MSW, LICSW Portrait of Teresa Guerrero
Director of Student Health and Wellness
tguerrero@css.edu


Lindsay Izzard, RNPortrait of Lindsay Izzard
Registered Nurse
lizzard@css.edu


Melissa Ratai Melissa Ratai Portrait
Administrative Assistant
mratai@css.edu


Protrait of Chris SandalChristine Sandal,
BA, RN 
Clinic Manager Registered Nurse
csandal@css.edu


Portrait of Inga ThompsonInga Thompson, MA
Certified Medical Assistant
ithompson@css.edu