Health History and Immunizations
Tuberculosis (TB) Screening
All students are required to complete a Tuberculosis Screening online in the Student Health Portal, to determine risk potential. All education majors will need to provide documentation of a negative TB test. Please contact Health Services at (570) 945‐8255 to schedule an appointment to have your test done if you have not already done so. Health Services charges $10 for
All Required Vaccinations
In accordance with the American College Health Association and the Center for Disease Control, Keystone College Health Services has established that students are required to provide health records and proof of the following vaccinations:
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR):||Two doses are required and given at 12 months of age or older and at least 28 days apart.|
|Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis, Tetanus (Tdap ‐ Adacel, Boosterix):||Date of most recent booster given within the last 10 years.|
|Meningococcal Meningitis A, C, Y, W – 135 (Menveo, Menactra):||It is Pennsylvania State Law that all students living in residence halls are required to have meningococcal meningitis vaccine after the age of 16. If you had the meningitis vaccine before your 16th birthday, a booster is needed to meet the requirement.|
|Waive the Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine : You may waive meningococcal meningitis vaccine for medical or religious reasons. If this is the case, you must contact Health Services (570) 945‐8255 to complete the state required documentation.|
For more information about meningococcal meningitis visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/meningitis
|Other Immunizations Recommendation:||The following vaccines are highly recommended for all students:|
Students with medical contraindications to any of the required vaccines should submit a letter written and signed by their physician.
Please be advised that in the event of an outbreak of an illness preventable by vaccination, students that do not have proof of vaccination status will not attend class, participate in school sponsored activities or reside in residence halls while risks are present.
Before you can begin classes you must complete the following steps:
1. Get Copies of Your Records
Your parents, family physicians, schools, or employers often have your immunization records. It is extraordinarily rare that a person does not have or cannot get their vaccine records.
If you truly cannot obtain your records, contact Health Services at 570-945-8255.
2. Get Your Missing Immunizations
You can be vaccinated at your physician’s office, local pharmacies such as Rite Aid and CVS, or walk-in clinics such as Geisinger Careworks. Newly admitted Keystone College students will have one opportunity to receive vaccinations on campus during Orientation Weekend. Date and time will be announced.
3. Submit Your Health History and Documentation
Copies of vaccination records and your Health History form can be submitted online in the Student Health Portal 90 days prior to the start of classes. You can not “submit” the Health History and Immunization form until all records are complete, but you can begin the form and save it to complete at a later time.
Ph: (570) 945-8255
Fx: (570) 945-8968
Mon. - Fri.
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions About Health History and Immunization Records
I am unable to provide vaccine records. What should I do?
Can I wait until I am at Keystone College to get my vaccinations?
Can I submit the paper immunization records?
Can I bring my records to Heath Services in person?
What happens if I am unable to complete my vaccinations?
Where can I get vaccinated?
You can be vaccinated at:
- Your family physician’s office
- Local pharmacies such as Rite Aid and CVS
- Walk-in clinics such as Geisinger Careworks
How much does a vaccination cost?
Will you confirm that you have received my records?
I submitted all of my records, but KCHS says I have not completed the requirements. Why?
Can my doctor's office or other provider send my vaccination records?
Yes, but Keystone College Health Services strongly advises against this because:
- You won’t know when or if the records are actually sent.
- You will not know what records are being sent
- You will not know whether the records meet our requirements.
What you should do:
- You should request the records be sent to you, review them to determine which of our requirements you meet, submit them online using our student health portal, and have a plan to complete your remaining requirements.
- If you ask your physician to send your records to Keystone College Health Services, it is your responsibility to follow up to ensure receipt.