Minnesota State Law (statute 135A.14) requires that traditional students taking face-to-face classes must submit their immunization records to have on file at the university prior to attending their first semester.  Students who do not submit these records will have a HOLD placed on their academic records until this requirement is met.

Concordia Admissions Department will inform students how to submit the immunization information.  It must be done electronically.

REQUIRED immunizations are:

  • Tdap (Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis) Must be given less than 10 years ago.
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

RECOMMENDED immunizations are for:

  • Hepatitis B series
  • Meningitis
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Hepatitis A series
  • Human Papilloma Virus series
  • Annual Flu shot

Students living and studying in close contact are more susceptible to some illnesses/infections/diseases so please consider that when deciding on immunizations.

Please check with your health care provider about receiving these immunizations and submit this information along with the required immunization information.


Minnesota Law provides these exemptions from immunizations:

  • Conscientious Objection based on held beliefs. This exemption must be received prior to the students first term, signed by student (or parent/guardian) and NOTARIZED.
  • A Medical Exemption may be issued because of a contraindication to an immunization based on some medical condition. Medical exemptions must be signed by a LICENSED MEDICAL PROVIDER.

If there is an outbreak of the disease of objection, the student will need to be immunized at that time or excluded from classes until the outbreak is over.


If a student cannot locate immunization records the options are:

  • Get the required immunizations again and submit the date/s.
  • Have a blood test (titer) to determine the immune status and submit the information.

Last modified: January 25, 2018