Health Screening (CSU Immunization Requirements)

In accordance with the CSU Immunization Requirements, this policy applies to undergraduate and graduate students, students matriculated in self-support degree programs and K-12 students participating in concurrent enrollment courses entering the California State University (CSU) in or after Fall 2023.

Immunization and Screening, Recommendations and Requirements are adopted from the American College Health Association (ACHA) Immunization Recommendations for College Students and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Immunization and Screening Recommendations for College Students.

See the CSU Immunization Requirements policy for more information regarding additional authorized discretionary requirements, academic program and fieldwork or clinical placement requirements, or immunization access.

Note: Any revisions of the CDPH recommendations for colleges and universities as of February 1, each year, will be reflected in CSU recommendations for the subsequent fall academic term.

Required Immunizations

All incoming students are required to comply with the CSU Immunization Requirements policy. Students must provide immunization records or proof of immunity to the following:

  • Hepatitis B (Hep B): Ages 18 and younger as per California law (HSC sections 120390-120390-7), enrollees who are 18 years of age or younger are required to provide proof of full immunization against the hepatitis B virus prior to enrollment.

Additionally, California State University, Northridge, requires that students must provide immunization records or proof of immunity to the following:

  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): Two (2) doses are required with the first does on or after first birthday.


A student may be exempted from any requirements in this policy as described below:

  • Medical Exemption: Due to a medical condition for which an approved vaccine presents a significant risk of a serious adverse reaction. Any medical exemption must be verified by a certified or licensed healthcare professional.
  • Religious Exemption: Due to either (i) a person’s sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice, which includes any traditionally recognized religion, or (ii) beliefs, observances, or practices which an individual sincerely holds and that occupy a place of importance in that individual’s life, comparable to that of traditionally recognized religions.

Immunization and Screening Recommendations

The CSU recommends that students are current for the immunizations listed below. Immunizations and screening recommendations, and immunization schedules are linked above.

Recommended Vaccines to Reduce Outbreaks

  • Influenza Vaccine
  • Meningococcal Conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, W-135) Vaccine
  • Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine

Other Vaccines Recommended for Adults

  • Hepatitis A (Hep A) Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B) Vaccine—Ages 19 and older
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine
  • Polio Vaccine

Recommend Screening

  • Tuberculosis Screen/Risk Assessment (TB)

The above are not admission requirements but are required of students as conditions of enrollment in CSU. Students may satisfy the requirement by uploading immunization records, obtaining a titer test, or submitting a medical or religious exemption. See Immunization Requirements for more information.