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Health Clearance Requirements


Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Henry Hall, Room 221

(808) 735-4710 or email: deanofstudents@chaminade.edu

Proper healthcare is a vital element of every student’s physical development and well-being. State of Hawai‘i law mandates that certain health requirements be met before students can enter into post-secondary institutions (Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 11, Department of Health, Chapter 157). All students, including faculty/staff enrolled as students, must comply with health clearance requirements. The information provided below is designed to assist students with fulfilling these requirements prior to starting classes at Chaminade University.

Post-Secondary School Student Immunization Requirements are due prior to the first day of instruction. Students who do not comply with requirements may have a hold placed on their student account that results in an inability to register for courses, reside in Chaminade residence halls, and/or participate in intercollegiate athletics.

Chaminade University of Honolulu has partnered with Med+Proctor, a free service that will handle all of the Immunization Verification processes for the University. Starting July 1, 2024, all incoming students will need to submit Health Clearances through Med+Proctor. For information on how to access and upload your documents, see instructions on the university website.

All students must provide the following unless exceptions apply as noted:

Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance

  • A completed TB Risk Assessment Form (such as the State of Hawaiʻi Department TB Risk Assessment Form). This form must be completed within 12 months of starting classes at Chaminade University or must have been completed on or after the age of 16.

  • If the Risk Assessment Form presents risks, one of the following is required:

    • A negative Tuberculin skin test (PPD-Mantoux). The skin test must be read 48-72 hours after administration and documented in millimeters (mm). Test results without the induration in millimeters will be rejected.

    • A negative QuantiFERON Gold In-Tube or T-Spot Blood Test.

    • A negative chest x-ray (taken within the last 12 months) with laboratory report/results attached.

  • All TB risk assessments/skin tests/chest x-rays MUST be completed and signed by a U.S.-Licensed Healthcare Professional (MD, DO, APRN, PA, or clinic stamp).

  • Free testing is available at the State of Hawai‘i Tuberculosis Control Program clinics.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

  • Two (2) doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) are required. 1st dose must have been given on or after 12-months of age. 2nd dose must have been given at least four weeks after the first dose.

 

Students born prior to 1957 are exempt from the measles, mumps, and rubella requirement.

 

Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertusis (Tdap)

  • One (1) dose required.

  • Students aged 7-18 years not fully immunized with DTaP vaccine should receive a single dose of Tdap as one dose of the catch-up series. If additional doses are needed, Td vaccine should be used.

  • Persons aged 7 years and older who have never been vaccinated against pertussis, tetanus, or diphtheria should receive a series of 3 vaccinations: Tdap, followed by a dose of Td at least 4 weeks after Tdap, and another dose of Td at least 6 months after the previous Td. A single dose of Tdap can substitute for any of the Td doses in the 3-dose series.

 

Varicella (Chicken Pox)

  • Two (2) doses are required.

  • A signed, documented diagnosis or verification of a history of varicella disease or herpes zoster by a practitioner may be substituted for a record of varicella vaccination.

 

Students born in the United States prior to 1980: varicella vaccination not required.

 

Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV)

Applies only to students living in campus residence halls who are 21-years of age and younger.

  • One (1) dose on or after age 16-years.

 

ADDITIONAL UNIVERSITY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS (in addition to State requirements)

  • CUH Student Health Form (may be downloaded through the University Portal)

  • For students living in campus residence halls, student-athletes, and/or international students, you are required to provide proof of health insurance by providing a copy of the front and back of your current health insurance card.

Please note that these requirements apply to all Chaminade University students (including faculty and staff who are students) and are separate from the additional records that may be required for student-athletes and students in Nursing or other programs with special requirements. These programs may have additional vaccination requirements due to third party requirements for practicum, clinical, or internship placements, and students should consult with their programs for specific requirements.

For student coming from a country outside of the U.S.: All proof of immunizations must be in English and completed and signed by a U.S. Licensed healthcare provider (MD, DO, APRN, or PA). The U.S. licensed healthcare practitioner must document the state where s/he is licensed and include her/his license number.

IMMUNIZATION EXEMPTIONS

  • Valid exemptions for MMR, Varicella, MCV and TDAP immunizations include medical and/or religious reasons. NO OTHER EXEMPTIONS ARE ALLOWED BY THE STATE.

  • Persons claiming a religious exemption to immunization requirements must sign the following form Religious Exemption Form for Immunizations (PDF) *. A copy of this form may be found on the Chaminade SharePoint Portal. The completed form should be submitted to deanofstudents@chaminade.edu.

  • Persons claiming a medical exemption to immunization requirements must have their physician sign the Medical Exemption Form (PDF) *. A copy of this form may be found on the Chaminade SharePoint Portal.

  • There is NO medical and/or religious exemption for TB.

  • All post-secondary students enrolled in fully online programs are excluded from the immunization requirements. If you wish to participate in on-campus employment and/or activities, you must fulfill all of the above requirements to be cleared to do so.

Medical Insurance

Chaminade students living in the residence halls, student-athletes, and international students are required to show proof of medical insurance coverage prior to the start of classes. Information on affordable health insurance plans are available online. Note that pre-course registration will not be finalized for incoming and returning students until health requirements have been met.

Students who fail to provide adequate proof of health insurance risk the possibility of a hold being placed against their enrollment and not being able to register for Chaminade courses nor remain in university housing. All student-athletes will be required to show proof of insurance coverage for injuries incurred while playing sports or risk cancellation of participation in their sport.

Medical Record Maintenance

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Henry Hall, Room 221 (808) 735-4710 or email: deanofstudents@chaminade.edu

Records to assure university compliance with State of Hawai‘i & University health requirements are maintained in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students. In compliance with Hawai‘i State law, strict confidentiality of health records is maintained.