Pre-Entrance Health Requirements
Immunizations required of all students:
- Two doses of MMR vaccine
-Antibody blood titer tests will be accepted as proof of immunity in lieu of the above vaccinations.
- One Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (TDAP) within the past ten years
- Meningococcal vaccine: required by Maryland State law for all new student
- Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
- Varicella antibody titers (if no history of having chicken pox). If varicella titers are negative, we recommend the varicella vaccine.
It is important that college students consider vaccination to reduce the risk for potentially fatal meningococcal disease. Studies have shown that college students who live in residence halls or dormitories have a slightly higher risk of meningococcal disease.
Maryland law requires that students enrolled at Loyola University Maryland who live in residence halls be vaccinated for this disease.
Information on Meningococcal Disease:
Neisseria meningities is a bacterium that causes meningitis and other serious infections. The six subtypes of these bacteria are responsible for most meningococcal disease worldwide. As you know, Meningitis vaccination has been mandated for college dormitory residents for some time, however, the available FDA approved vaccine had only 4 strains (A, C, Y and W-135). The recent outbreaks and deaths have been caused by Meningitis B. The FDA has recently fast tracked approval of two Meningitis B vaccines: Bexsero, a 2 dose which can be completed in only 28 days and Trumemba a 3 dose series (Day 0, 2 months, and 6 months).