Due to regulations mandated by the South Dakota State Law, South Dakota Board of Regents and the State Health Department, ALL students whatever their classification or status must have medically signed proof of TWO (2) properly administered immunizations OR immune titers for Measles (Rubeola), Rubella and Mumps. These are required for all new, readmitted and transferred students of all State Institutions.
State required immunizations are available at Student Health and through other healthcare providers. See a list of immunization costs and other fees. Expenses associated with required testing and immunizations are the responsibility of the student.
Please submit immunization documentation at least two (2) weeks prior to school registration to:
Sanford Clinic Vermillion
USD Student Health
20 S. Plum Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Students who fail to provide the required proof of immunization will be refused registration and will not be able to attend classes until in compliance.
Evidence of immunization or immunity will be documented and signed by a healthcare provider or other record keeper.
Other immunization records acceptable to the South Dakota Department of Health also may be used to document compliance with the immunization requirements. These are:
All students who meet established criteria are obliged to demonstrate immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). Relevant criteria (i.e. key factors which drive the need for compliance) are detailed below:
Those students for whom vaccination presents a threat to health/well-being and those who adhere to a religious doctrine that opposes immunizations may petition for a permanent exemption or temporary waiver as appropriate. Note: the statute does not allow for philosophical objections.
Exemptions to the MMR requirement will be considered if there is a medical or religious contraindication.
A medical condition of short duration that contraindicates administration of vaccines; the most common application of this waiver is linked to pregnancy. A Physician Statement is required.
In the event of an outbreak, students who are granted waivers and exemptions will be excluded from campus. Exclusion procedures will be determined at the point of the outbreak and will adhere to the advice of the South Dakota State Department of Health.