All students enrolled in a Minnesota college or university for more than one course must, by state statute, provide dates of immunization against measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, and tetanus on the form issued by the college. The immunization record must include month and year of each immunization. Students must have two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) after their first birthday and have a DT (diphtheria tetanus) booster within ten years of first registering at Martin Luther College. The MLC immunization form includes complete instructions and information.
An exemption from immunization may be granted if the student submits to the college health officer a statement signed by a physician showing that:
- For medical reasons, the student did not receive an immunization; or
- The student has experienced the natural disease against which the immunization protects; or
- A laboratory has confirmed the presence of adequate immunity; or
- The student submits a notarized statement that the student has not been immunized as required because of the student‘s conscientiously held beliefs.
State statute requires that immunization records must be filled out and returned to the college within 45 days of the commencement of the academic term for which the student has registered. New Students entering MLC must submit a physician‘s health evaluation and profile of medical history on forms provided them by the college. These health records must also be submitted within 45 days of the commencement of the academic term for which the student has registered. Please note that it is the policy of the College that the above mentioned medical records need to be supplied by students prior to their arrival on campus!
A sports physical must be submitted to the Health Office every two years if a student participates in intercollegiate athletics.