Immunization Requirements

Submit your immunization history/get vaccinations

As a new student at Calvin College, you are required to submit your vaccination history to health services. To keep our campus healthy, certain vaccinations are required.

How to submit your vaccination history

You can track them down through:

  • Your family physician
  • Your high school or previous college
  • Your branch of military service

To submit your vaccination history:

  • Upload your vaccination dates electronically via our Secure Patient Portal
  • Mail or fax an official copy of your vaccination records to Health Services for verification.

Complete your vaccinations

We encourage you to meet with your primary provider to complete vaccinations prior to coming to Calvin College to receive the best financial coverage. If you would like to have your vaccines or blood titers completed at Health Services once you arrive on campus, please call us at (616) 526-6187 to schedule an appointment. We will bill your insurance for you, but cannot guarantee reimbursement. We strongly recommend contacting your insurance company prior to your visit here to confirm your beneifts and coverage at the Health Center. Bring your insurance card to every appointment.

International Students: Please wait to fulfill any requirements for vaccinations or tuberculosis testing until you arrive at Calvin College. These services are covered in full by Calvin's Student Health Insurance Plan.

Deadlines

For all new, transfer and re-admitted students, your health requirements must be complete by October 1st for Fall enrollment, and February 1st for Spring enrollment. After that time, a non-refundable $50 fine will be assessed to your account, and registration for future classes could be placed on hold.

Tuberculosis screening

Before you start classes at Calvin, complete a tuberculosis self-screening using our online Secure Patient Portal tool. If you fall into a high-risk group for tuberculosis, you must have a tuberculosis test completed. You may do this with your primary care provider, or at health services upon arrival to campus.

For additional sources of information about vaccinations go here.

Request for Immunization Records Policy

Immunization Records are kept for 7 years from the date of graduation or departure from Calvin College. Completion of the Immunization Request Form is required for each request. Upon receipt of the completed form, we will process the request within 2-3 business days. Due to privacy reasons, we are unable to email records. There is no charge for each copy of immunization history. The completed form may be faxed to (616) 526-6548, scanned and emailed to health@calvin.edu, or dropped off to Health Services for processing.