Students reminded to verify vaccinations

Penn State Hazleton students are reminded of the importance of completing their required vaccinations and submitting the records to University Health Services.

To protect the health of all students and the campus community, Penn State requires that all degree-seeking students be immunized against measles, mumps and rubella. Additionally, for those students living in University housing, meningococcal conjugate vaccine is required after the age of 16 for the meningococcal infections caused by serogroups A, C, W and Y. 

If you have already submitted your signed, stamped immunization form online, as well as completed entering the immunization dates online, University Health Services will email you if you need to have any immunizations once your submission has been reviewed.

If you have not uploaded your form, please do so as soon as possible. The new three-step process and the required documentation are described in detail on the University Health Services website at

If you cannot get to your physician for completion, but have access to your immunization records, please take these to campus nurse Jennifer LaRegina in Health Services for assistance.

Your online reporting and submission of forms and documents are used to determine if you have met Penn State’s immunization requirements.

As part of this new process, students who do not meet the vaccine requirement or do not submit their immunization records will be unable to register for classes for the following semester. The registration hold will be removed once they comply with the requirements.

If you have questions, contact LaRegina at 570-450-3029 or [email protected].

The requirements are in accordance with Pennsylvania state law under The College and University Student Vaccination Act and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

In addition, students are strongly recommended to receive the following vaccines: serogroup B meningococcal, varicella (chicken pox), pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap), hepatitis B, hepatitis A, human papillomavirus (HPV) and pneumococcal.

Immunizations offer safe and effective protection from vaccine-preventable diseases. The United States is experiencing re-emergence of these diseases, in part due to factors such as unimmunized and underimmunized persons and global travel. For the safety of our campus community, students who do not provide evidence of immunity may be removed from campus during a communicable disease outbreak.