Letter from the Director

Dear Student,

Congratulations on your acceptance and decision to attend Wichita State University. Student Health Services is your on campus source for health care and we look forward to serving your health care needs.

Universities bring together large concentrations of persons with various levels of tolerance for exposure to disease. Periodically, outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases have caused disruption of campus activities.

To help us provide a healthy environment at WSU, we strongly recommend students have proof of receiving the following immunizations. These immunization recommendations are based on guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American College Health Association (ACHA) for all college-bound students.

Required vaccinations and screening:

TB screening

  • Kansas state law requires all newly enrolled students to complete Tuberculosis (TB) screening. Failure to complete TB screening will result in your account being placed on hold.
  • The online TB screening questionnaire is available to new students after they register for orientation. This screening needs to be completed by the 20th day of classes to avoid a hold being put on your account.
  • A hold on your account will prevent you from adding or dropping classes and future class registration.
  • You can also access the TB questionnaire on the home page of myWSU. Click on the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening link under Student Tools – Surveys.
  • TB skin test is not required except in certain cases.
  • Note: International students are required to complete TB screening at Student Health prior to enrolling in classes so will not need to complete the online screening.

» Learn more about Tuberculosis screening

Meningitis vaccine
All first-time housing residents must submit proof of meningitis vaccination. To meet the vaccination requirement, you must have at least one dose of meningitis vaccine on or after your 16th birthday. If a student chooses not to receive the meningitis vaccine, they must contact Student Health Services at 316-978-3620 for information on how to request a waiver form.

Recommended vaccinations for all college students:

  • Two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine after 12 months of age
  • Td booster or Tdap (tetanus) vaccine within the past ten years
  • Oral Polio vaccine series
  • Three Hepatitis B vaccines
  • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine series
  • Meningitis vaccination

» Learn more about vaccines offered by Student Health Services

Student Health Services must have proof of your immunizations. You can submit copies of your official vaccination records to any of the following:

  • Student Health Services, located in 209 Ahlberg Hall
  • Fax to 316-978-3517
  • Mail to Student Health Services, 1845 Fairmount St, Box 92, Wichita, KS 67260-0092
  • Email to student.health@wichita.edu

Thank you for taking time to ensure that you have proper immunizations and for providing this information for our records. We wish you a successful and healthy college experience.


Camille K Childers BSN, RN
Director of Student Health

James Keller, M.D.
Medical Director – Student Health Services