Student Health Center
Frequently Asked Questions
Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Questions:
Q. I am out of the country and will be unable to meet the deadline for submission of the Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate. What are my options?
A. The Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate must be submitted by July 1st for the fall semester, or January 1st for the spring semester (if you are a student starting in January). If for some reason you are unable to get the form to us by those dates, you must submit it as soon as possible. After August 15th the University Registrar will block continuation of your registration for the fall semester until the form has been submitted and immunization and screening requirements have been met.
Q. I don't have a physician or can't get one to sign Georgetown's form. May I submit copies of my old immunization records without a current physician's signature?
A. Copies of your immunization records may be accepted as long as they are attached to our Student Health Center Immunization and Tuberculosis Certificate, however, this may delay entry of your information. It is still your responsibility to ensure that the actual immunization and screening requirements are met, regardless of what form or records you submit.
Q. I am over the age of 26. Do I still need to obtain a Tuberculosis screening test?
A. All students regardless of age are screened for Tuberculosis risk by a set of risk assessment questions on the back of our Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate. You must complete this section and submit this form regardless of your age. Depending on the responses to those questions, some students will also need an actual Tuberculosis skin test. The screening questions are consistent with the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and the American College Health Association.
Q. I don't have time to complete the entire series of Hepatitis B shots before school starts. What should I do?
A. Normally the Hepatitis B series is completed within a 4-6 month timespan. As long as you start your Hepatitis B shots prior to our deadline, we will accept your form provided you complete the series after starting school within the normal timeframe.
Q. I am a continuing student. Do I need to resubmit my immunization record?
A. If you attended Georgetown last year, completed or graduated from one program but are continuing this year in a new program, and you had previously submitted your immunization form to us, you do not need to resubmit your immunization record. However, you do need to call the immunization line at 202-687-3100 or send us an email at email@example.com and provide us with your full name, student ID number, date of birth, and the name of the new program or school which you are attending.
Q. I don't have a physician, but I need some shots. Can I get immunizations at the Student Health Center?
A. If you need immunizations or a tuberculosis skin test in order to be compliant with the immunization requirements for school, and you can't get them before coming to school, it is best to come to our Immunization Clinics which will be held on Monday August 25th and Tuesday August 26th in Room 223 of the ICC Building on Red Square during in-person registration. Check for the specific times when you arrive at school prior to classes. If you are a student at the Law Center the Immunization Clinic will be held for that campus on Wednesday August 27th in McDonough Hall.
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