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Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningitis and Varicella Immunization Policy

Connecticut state law requires that all full-time or matriculated students born after December 31, 1956 must have been:

  • Inoculated against Rubella (German Measles) after they were one year old;
  • Inoculated against Measles also after they were one year old, but after January 1, 1969: and
  • Inoculated against Mumps and Varicella.

Students must also have received a second inoculation against Measles, at least one month after the first inoculation but after 1979.

Students who attend class on campus must present official documentation of immunity before they can begin. Students who graduated from a Connecticut high school may be exempt from providing proof.

Proof of immunity to Measles (Rubella) means students must provide proof of one of the following:

  • Documentation of two measles (or MMR) immunizations (one after the student’s first birthday and after January 1, 1969, and one at least 28 days later).
  • Documentation of positive measles titer (blood test).
  • Documentation of date of measles disease by the student’s healthcare provider.
  • Completion of the form that states that the student will not receive vaccines because of religious, strong moral or ethical convictions.
  • Completion of the form signed by a healthcare provider that indicates that vaccination is medically inadvisable and the reasons for the same.
  • Date of birth is prior to January 1, 1957.

Proof of immunity to Mumps means students must provide proof of one of the following:

  • Documentation of two mumps (or MMR) immunizations (one after the student’s first birthday and after January 1, 1969, and one at least 28 days later).
  • Documentation of positive mumps titer (blood test).
  • Documentation of date of mumps disease by the student’s healthcare provider.
  • Completion of the form that states that the student will not receive vaccines because of religious, strong moral or ethical convictions.
  • Completion of the form signed by a healthcare provider that indicates that vaccination is medically inadvisable and the reasons for the same.
  • Date of birth is prior to January 1, 1957.

Proof of immunity to Rubella means students must provide proof of one of the following:

  • Documentation of two rubella (or MMR) immunizations (one after the student’s first birthday and after January 1, 1969, and one at least 28 days later).
  • Documentation of positive rubella titer (blood test).
  • Documentation of date of rubella disease by the student’s healthcare provider.
  • Completion of the form that states that the student will not receive vaccines because of religious, strong moral or ethical convictions.
  • Completion of the form signed by a healthcare provider that indicates that vaccination is medically inadvisable and the reasons for the same.
  • Date of birth is prior to January 1, 1957.

Proof of immunity to Varicella (Chicken Pox) ONLY THOSE STUDENTS WHO WERE BORN AFTER JANUARY 1, 1980 ARE REQUIRED to provide proof of one of the following:

  • Documentation of two varicella (chickenpox) immunizations (one on or after the student’s first birthday, and one at least 28 days later).
  • Documentation of positive varicella titer (blood test).
  • Documentation of date of varicella disease by the student’s healthcare provider.
  • Completion of the form that states that the student will not receive vaccines because of religious, strong moral or ethical convictions.
  • Completion of the form signed by a healthcare provider that indicates that vaccination is medically inadvisable and the reasons for the same.

Holy Apostles does not require proof of measles and rubella immunization before enrolling any full-time or matriculating students who (1) have graduated from Connecticut public or private high schools in 1999 or after, (2) were exempt from providing proof of immunization when enrolled in those schools for religious reasons or because immunizations would be medically contraindicated, (3) are enrolled in the Online Learning program and are pursuing a degree entirely online.

For additional information and/or to obtain immunization forms, contact the Admissions Office at (860) 632-3068.

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