I believe I have a medical condition that should exempt me from the MenB vaccine. What should I do?

Pursuant to state law, OSU provides exemptions from this immunization requirement. 

To be considered for medical exemptions from OSU’s MenB vaccination requirement, students must submit documentation from a medical provider establishing the basis for a requested exemption.

Students can obtain documentation from their medical provider or from a clinician at Student Health Services.

Call 541-737-9355 to make an appointment for a MenB medical exemption consult. For more information, see the MenB Medical Exemption Form (PDF).

I believe I am eligible for a non-medical exemption. What should I do?

Pursuant to state law, OSU provides exemptions from this immunization requirement. 

Non-medical exemptions may be granted to those students with beliefs, practices or ethical values which prohibit immunizations. To be approved, non-medical exemptions will require an in-person consultation and signature from a medical provider, who will review the risks of avoiding vaccine with students.

Student Health Services staff will be available to provide non-medical exemption consultations on Tuesday, Jan. 16 or on Friday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

Additional times may be added. No appointment is needed but there may be a line. You may also have your primary care provider complete the Non-medical Exemption Form (PDF) with you. You will be required to acknowledge that you have read and reviewed the  information provided by the Oregon Health Authority regarding MenB (PDF). It is helpful to review this information prior to meeting with your primary care provider.

I believe I am eligible for an academic deferral. I am a student, but I will not be in Corvallis for winter term 2018. What are my requirements?

If you are an OSU Corvallis student who will not be attending classes on campus for winter term, you are exempt from the February 15, 2018, deadline.

This is not an exemption from the vaccine, but a delay in the timeframe to obtain your vaccines. You will be responsible for beginning your MenB vaccination series before you return to campus.

For more information call 541-737-6362.

To request an academic deferral, complete the Request for Academic Deferral of Meningitis B Vaccine Form (PDF), sign it, and submit it via:

  • Email (from the student account): registrars@oregonstate.edu
  • Fax: 541-737-8123
  • US Mail: Office of the Registrar, Oregon State University, B102 Kerr Admin. Bldg., Corvallis, Oregon 97331
  • Drop off: B102 Kerr

Submitting your exemption form 

Where to submit your MenB Vaccination Medical or Non-medical Exemption Form:

  • Upload your form online
  • Place your documentation in the MenB drop boxes located in the Student Health Services’ Plageman Building (108 S.W. Memorial Place) on the 1st floor, near the Immunization Office, or on the 2nd floor in the main lobby.
  • Mail to: OSU Immunization Office, 201 Plageman Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331
  • Fax to 541-306-6670.

Submitting your academic deferral form

Where you submit your filled and signed MenB Academic Deferral Form:

  • Email (from the student account): registrars@oregonstate.edu
  • Fax: 541-737-8123
  • US Mail: Office of the Registrar, Oregon State University, B102 Kerr Admin. Bldg., Corvallis, Oregon 97331
  • Drop off: B102 Kerr