TriCities.com News, May 19, 2011
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Incoming students who will begin full-time classes at starting this summer and beyond will be required to show proof of having the (chicken pox) vaccine or proof of immunity to this .
This policy is part of a new state law that applies to incoming new full-time students at all colleges and universities, including those in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.
New students must receive two doses of the Varicella vaccination, which are given at least 28 days apart. will allow students to register for full-time courses for one semester if they have had only the first of the two ; however, the second must be administered before they can register for the following semester.
In addition to , students must show proof of having at least the first of two doses of the MMR ( , , and rubella) vaccine. As with the case of the vaccine, the second MMR dose must be administered before the student can register for the following semester.