Louisiana law requires immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough (Pertussis), Meningococcal Disease, and
tetanus-diphtheria for all first-time Bossier Parish Community College students born after 1956.
TO THE NEW STUDENT:
Where to locate your immunization record(s): Your immunization (shot) record may be found in your family records, such as a baby
book, or in a booklet that may have been written in by your doctor or public clinic each time you received a vaccination. You may
also want to check for records with your doctor or public health clinic. Please keep in mind, however, that immunization records are
maintained for a variable number of years, and than usually only be the medical provider who actually gave the vaccines to you.
As a last resort, and if you are a graduating high school senior, school personnel may be able to locate immunization records in
your cumulative or health folder before your graduation. After you graduate, records are sent to storage and may not be accessible.
Shot records or reasonably authentic copies of records (such as those from a baby book or school health record), which indicate
specic information such as your name, date of birth, and the dates of the shots you had, should be acceptable documentation of
the immunizations you received previously. These records should be taken with you to your doctor or a local public health clinic
for a possible up-date of your immunization status. A visit to your doctor or public health clinic will be needed to have your Proof of
Compliance form signed and/or to interpret your old records in view of changes in health care standards since your early childhood.
Take care of this important matter as soon as you can, and most certainly before registration.
TO THE PHYSICIAN OR OTHER MEDICAL PROVIDER:
(Please do not sign this compliance form unless the student has proper vaccines or immune tests.)
The following guidance is presented for the purpose of implementing the requirements of Louisiana R.S. 17:170, and of meeting the
established recommendations for control of vaccine-preventable diseases as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics
(AAP); the advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to the United States Public Health Service (ACIP); and the American College
Health Association (ACHA).
Requirements: Two (2) doses of measles vaccine; at least one (1) dose each of rubella and mumps vaccine; and a TDaP booster;
Measles Requirement: Two (2) doses of live vaccine given at any age, except that the vaccine
have been given on or after the
rst birthday in 1968 or later, and without Immune Globulin. A second dose of measles vaccine must meet this same requirement, but
should not have been given within 30 days of the rst dose. A history of physician-diagnosed measles is acceptable for establishing
immunity, but should be accepted with caution unless you were the diagnosing physician.
Tetanus-Diphtheria Requirement: A booster dose of vaccine given within the past ten (10) years. Students can be considered to have
completed a primary series earlier in life, unless they state otherwise.
ALL FIRST TIME FRESHMAN REGARDLESS OF AGE MUST PROVIDE:
Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement: One dose of vaccine given within the past ten (10) years.
NOTE: In most cases, student compliance will require a second dose of measles vaccine (preferably as MMR) and a dose of tetanus-
diphtheria (Td, Adult Type). In cases where no records can be located, or especially when immunization in the past is doubtful, two
doses of MMR separated by a minimum of 30 days may be indicated. Evidence of vaccination or immunity against measles, rubella,
mumps, tetanus and diphtheria can be established by either reviewing a previous written record of vaccination
or administering vaccine now. Serologic testing is acceptable evidence of immunity, but should not be routinely performed unless
specifically requested by the patient, and if testing is appropriate or available. Practically speaking, immunization is preferable to
serologic testing because of the relative costs and time. In all instances when vaccine administration is considered, M-M-R (measles,
mumps and rubella vaccine live) and tetanus-diphtheria toxoid (Td, Adult Type) are the products of choice for use in adults unless a
specific contraindication is present.
Bossier Parish Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Contact the
Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Bossier Parish Community College. • Bossier Parish
Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, qualified disability, marital status, veteran's status, or sexual orientation in admission to its
programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of its operations. Bossier Parish Community College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment
practices. • Coordinator for Section 504 and ADA: Angie Cao, Student and Disability Services Specialist - Disability Services, F254, 6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City, LA 71111 - (318) 678-6511 -
email@example.com. - 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. M-F, excluding holidays and weekends. • Equity/Compliance Coordinator: Teri Bashara, Director of Human Resources - Human Resources Office, 6220 East
Texas Street, Bossier City, LA 71111 - (318) 678-6056 - 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. M-F, excluding holidays and weekends.
Revised June 2018