Immunizations offer safe and effective protection from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks.  Minnesota State University, Mankato Student Health Services strongly supports the use of vaccines to protect the health of our students and our campus communities.

Certain immunizations are required for admission, and some are recommended.  Students may receive both required and recommended immunizations at Student Health Services.   Students who need international travel immunizations and medications for travel outside of the United States should schedule an appointment with a Student Health Services medical provider.

Required Immunizations for Admission to Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota law requires that students born after 1956 must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella in order to be enrolled at Minnesota State University, Mankato. For further information about this law, including specific exemptions, contact the Office of Admissions at 507-389-1822. These immunizations are available at the Student Health Services for students who need them to meet this requirement.

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td): Once every ten years. Student Health Services recommends, when updating Td, to substitute the Tdap once for protection against pertussis for a minimal upcharge.
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR): One dose given on or after first birthday. For complete protection against measles, a SECOND MMR is recommended.

If you graduated from a Minnesota high school after 1996 or attended a Minnesota post-secondary school you are exempt from the above requirements.

Immunization Form for Admission

Recommended Immunizations for attending Minnesota State University, Mankato

In addition to the immunizations required by law,  Student Health Services, American College Health Association, and the Centers for Disease Control strongly recommend the following immunizations:

Travel Immunizations/medications: Immunizations and medications may be recommended or required depending on travel locations outside of the United States.  Immunizations and medications commonly required for travel may include Hepatitis A/B, Influenza, Meningitis, Typhoid, Malaria, and Polio.

  • These are available at the Student Health Services Medical Clinic.
  • Yellow Fever vaccine is not available at the Student Health Services.
  • It is recommended to schedule an appointment to discuss the appropriate immunizations and medications at least 4-6 weeks before departure. This will allow the required time for needed immunizations and medications to provide protection. 
  • Travel immunizations and medications may or may not be covered by your medical insurance.  Check with your insurance plan.