student getting immunization shot

Vaccines save lives

Preventable diseases on college campuses can spread quickly through contact in classrooms, dorms, sporting events and other social activities. Vaccinations offer the best defense against some serious infections. As an MCU student, you’re required to have certain vaccinations before you can register for classes.

MCU requires all students, faculty and staff to submit proof of vaccination for COVID-19 to access campus facilities. Beginning February 1, 2022, MCU will also require boosters within three weeks of becoming eligible (six months after completing the primary COVID-19 vaccination series).

Immunization requirements

All full-time students attending Marymount California University must complete a medical information form, provide a copy of their health insurance card and submit proof of vaccination for the following:

Required vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster1 complete series
-2 Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna
-1 Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
- 1 Booster
World Health Organization-recognized vaccines also accepted.
Hepatitis B3 doses
Influenza (Flu)1 dose annually
Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)2 doses
Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap)1 dose (booster within 10 years)
Tuberculosis (TB)PPD (purified protein derivative) skin test
Varicella (chicken pox)2 doses

Recommended vaccinations

Hepatitis A2 doses
Human papillomavirus (HPV)3 doses
Meningitis1-3 doses
-Serogroup B (Trumenba or Bexsero)
-Serogroup A, C, W, Y (Menactra or Menveo)

You can obtain immunization records by contacting your parents, family doctor, high school where you graduated (Google search for “Where can I get immunization records from name of high school and state”), previous university attended, military immunization record or local health department.

Failure to provide immunization records will prohibit you from registering for classes. The Student Wellness Center recommends getting the COVID-19 vaccine first to avoid delays completing other vaccinations.


Students may request a medical exemption, which must be supported by documentation from a licensed medical professional. Learn more here.