Student Health Services

My Panther Health Portal

My Panther Health Portal is our online patient portal. Students may communicate securely with Student Health Services Staff and upload immunization documents or other health information as needed. 

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IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

This policy sets forth Clark Atlanta University’s immunization requirement for all matriculating students.

Clark Atlanta University requires all students to submit immunizations and Mantoux tuberculin skin test prior to matriculation. Immunizations must be submitted on the university’s immunization form documented in English. Dates of immunizations, titers, and test(s) require the signature of the student's healthcare provider. Readmitted students are required to submit updated immunizations and a Mantoux tuberculin skin test within one year of readmission.

Students failing to comply with Clark Atlanta University’s immunization requirements will receive a medical hold on their account, preventing registration for classes.

The deadline to submit immunizations is July 1 for Fall semester

Non-compliance with the immunization requirements will result in a medical hold being added to the student’s account which may delay access to housing/class assignment.

Access the Official Immunization/Tuberculosis Screening Record

Immunization requirements are as follows:

  1. Tetanus Diphtheria booster within last ten (10) years. Must remain current throughout matriculation.
  2. MMR two doses or one MMR and one separate Rubella or report of positive immune titer. Vaccines must have been administered after first birthday. Students born before 1957 are considered immune and are not required to receive vaccination against Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
  3. Meningococcal vaccine two doses; 2nddose must be given after age 16
  4. Clark Atlanta University strongly recommends the following vaccines:
    1. Influenza
    2. Varicella
    3. Hepatitis B
  5. Tuberculosis Testing
    1. PPD (Mantoux) within one (1) year of matriculation. Documentation of results is required as follows:
      1. Date of placement
      2. Site of placement
      3. Result documented in mminduration
      4. Provider reading results
      5. Date of reading completed on form
    2. A chest x-ray is required for a previous positive PPD or new PPD with an induration greater than 10mm (horizontal diameter). Results must be provided
    3. A chest x-ray is required for students who previously received BCG
    4. Students must provide documentation for INH or other TB treatment. A chest x-ray required within six (6) months

Exemptions:

  1. A medical exemption shall be granted upon receipt of a written statement from a healthcare provider indicating the nature and duration of the medical condition which contraindicates the immunization, along with the specific vaccine identified as detrimental to the student’s health. Medical exemptions expire when the medical condition(s) contraindicating immunization change in a manner which permits immunization.
  2. Exemptions are granted on the grounds of pregnancy. An estimated date indicating end of confinement must be provided. Submission of immunization(s) is required once date of confinement ends.
  3. Religious exemptions are permitted when immunizations contradict the student’s religious belief.  However, a TB skin test is required, unless medically contraindicated.  Religious exemptions require notary.
  4. In the event of an outbreak of any of the vaccine preventable diseases required by Clark Atlanta University, students with exemptions will be required to leave campus immediately for their protection, until the outbreak has ended.
  5. An exemption will be granted to students who are taking all classes online and will not be accessing campus at any time during the semester.

 

Immunization record forms must be must be uploaded to My Panther Health Portal. If you have any issues scanning your documents, please call (404)880-8322

Insurance Infomation

Clark Atlanta University's health insurance is administered through United Healthcare. Students can access more information about their policy, print their ID cards, view current and past claims and manage their account through the United Healthcare- www.uhcsr.com.

Students are encouraged to update their contact information as things change, to ensure that the most up-to-date information is available.

For questions, students may contact United Healthcare directly or may contact the CAUSHS office at 404-880-8322.

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IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

This policy sets forth Clark Atlanta University’s immunization requirement for all matriculating students.

Clark Atlanta University requires all students to make a one-time submission of immunizations and Mantoux tuberculin skin test prior to matriculation. Immunizations must be submitted on the university’s immunization form documented in English. Dates of immunizations, titers, and test(s) require the signature of the student's healthcare provider. Readmitted students are required to submit updated immunizations and a Mantoux tuberculin skin test within one year of readmission.

Students failing to comply with Clark Atlanta University’s immunization requirements will receive a medical hold on their account, preventing registration for classes.

Immunization requirements are as follows:

  1. Tetanus Diphtheria booster within last ten (10) years. Must remain current throughout matriculation.
  2. MMR two doses or one MMR and one separate Rubella or report of positive immune titer. Vaccines must have been administered after first birthday. Students born before 1957 are considered immune and are not required to receive vaccination against Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
  3. Meningococcal vaccine two doses; 2nd dose must be given after age 16
  4. Clark Atlanta University strongly recommends the following vaccines:
    1. Influenza
    2. Varicella
    3. Hepatitis B
  5. Tuberculosis Testing
    1. PPD (Mantoux) within one (1) year of matriculation. Documentation of results is required as follows:
      1. Date of placement
      2. Site of placement
      3. Result documented in mm induration
      4. Provider reading results
      5. Date of reading completed on form
  6. A chest x-ray is required for a previous positive PPD or new PPD with an induration greater than 10mm (horizontal diameter). Results must be provided
  7. A chest x-ray is required for students who previously received BCG
  8. Students must provide documentation for INH or other TB treatment. A chest x-ray required within six (6) months

Exemptions:

  1. A medical exemption shall be granted upon receipt of a written statement from a healthcare provider indicating the nature and duration of the medical condition which contraindicates the immunization, along with the specific vaccine identified as detrimental to the student’s health. Medical exemptions expire when the medical condition(s) contraindicating immunization change in a manner which permits immunization.
  2. Exemptions are granted on the grounds of pregnancy. An estimated date indicating end of confinement must be provided. Submission of immunization(s) is required once date of confinement ends.
  3. Religious exemptions are permitted when immunizations contradict the student’s religious belief.  However, a TB skin test is required, unless medically contraindicated.  Religious exemptions require notary.
  4. In the event of an outbreak of any of the vaccine preventable diseases required by Clark Atlanta University, students with exemptions will be required to leave campus immediately for their protection, until the outbreak has ended.
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