DATE OF ADOPTION: February 26, 2004
LEGAL REFERENCE: Oklahoma Statute, Title 70 §3243 and Oklahoma Statute, Title 70 §3244
Oklahoma Statute, Title 70 §3243 requires that all first-time college enrollees residing on campus be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. Oklahoma Statute, Title 70 §3244 requires that all full- and part-time students enrolling in postsecondary institutions provide documentation of vaccinations against hepatitis B, as well as measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).
Compliance with §3243 may be achieved by the student (or parent, in the case of a minor) either receiving the meningococcal vaccination, or affirming that s/he chooses not to be vaccinated. Compliance with §3244 may be achieved by providing proof of vaccination against hepatitis B and MMR, or affirming that the student (or parent, in the case of a minor) declines to be immunized, due to moral or religious tenets.
The following categories of persons may be excluded from providing documentation of hepatitis B and MMR immunizations:
- Full- or part-time students who graduated from high school in other states with immunization laws similar to those of the State of Oklahoma
- Students who are active military or members of the reserve
- Student enrolled in Higher Education Centers and other learning sites (training centers, downtown consortia, business outreach classes and other off-site locations)
- Concurrently enrolled high school students
- Students transferring from another Oklahoma college or university after fall 2004
- Students graduating from Oklahoma high schools