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Immunization requirements and recommendations

McMinnville campus students

In compliance with Oregon Law, Linfield University requires that all students born on or after January 1, 1957, enrolled on the McMinnville campus document immunity to measles, either with dates of two doses of vaccine, blood titers confirming immunity or history of disease documented by a health care provider.  Please log in to Etrieve to complete the measles immunization documentation process, which is a mandatory part of the registration process at Linfield. Students will not be enrolled in classes until the documentation is complete.

Some people choose not to vaccinate for measles due to personal, religious or philosophical reasons and they can claim a nonmedical exemption. To claim a nonmedical exemption for measles vaccine, visit You will be required to submit documentation of exemption into the Etrieve system to be in compliance with Linfield University’s vaccine policy.

Below is a list of additional vaccines you may want to consider before going to college. Please discuss your decisions about these vaccines with your personal health care provider, or feel free to schedule an appointment with the staff at the Linfield Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center.

Oregon Health Authority's (OHA) Vax to School brochure outlines more information on vaccines that are highly recommended for college and university students.

Additional recommended, but not required, vaccines:

Portland campus nursing students

Required immunizations that must be current at all times are:

  1. Annual TB screening test that is either a 2-step TB skin test or Quantiferon Gold Test or a Chest x-ray if results of TB test is positive reactive and review of symptoms form.
  2. COVID-19 vaccine and boosters.
  3. Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (every 10 years).
  4. Influenza vaccine (annually).
  5. Measles/Mumps/Rubella: Dates of vaccinations (Note 2 doses required) or laboratory evidence of MMR immunity by titers for each.
  6. Hepatitis B status: Hep B surface antibody with positive results after completion of vaccine series OR history of Hepatitis B disease with Anti-HBc titer with positive results.
  7. Chickenpox (Varicella): Dates of vaccinations (Note 2 doses required) OR Varicella titer with positive results.

Find more detailed information under clinical requirements.