What Immunizations are Required at DBU?

Immunizations Required

Dallas Baptist University requires that students desiring to live in the residence halls, apartments, or townhomes comply with University health guidelines.

Immunizations required are:

  • Two vaccine dates of (MMR) measles, mumps, and rubella, with the last date being received after the first birthday.
  • Meningococcal Meningitis within the last five years, Menactra or equivalent MCV4 vaccine. Please note that Meningitis B is used to complement the MCV4 vaccine and does not replace it.

Do I Need a TB Test?

  • To the best of your knowledge, have you ever had close contact with anyone who was sick with tuberculosis (TB)?
  • Were to born in, traveled to, or lived in a country OTHER THAN the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Northern Europe, or Western Europe?
  • If you have answered yes to either of the questions above, you will need a TB Skin Test OR Chest X-RAY.
  • Reassessment of the tuberculosis screening questions above is recommended every 2 years.

Why do I need this shot?

What you need to know according to the Centers for Disease Control:

What Additional Immunizations are Recommended?

Additional Immunizations

Other vaccines that are recommended but not required are:

  • (TDaP) Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis 
  • Hepatitis A series
  • Hepatitis B series
  • Influenza
What Services are Available?

Services Available

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Blood Sugar Testing
  • First Aid
  • Immunizations
  • Nursing Assessments for Wellness and Illness
  • Patient Education
  • Referrals to local healthcare providers as needed
  • Various Testing 
How Do I Find a Local Physician?

Finding a Local Physician

It is recommended that each student identify a physician in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex that may serve as their primary care provider while in college. We highly encourage students and their families to identify this physician prior to arrival on campus. Insurance providers may have helpful information in selecting a doctor in this area. Once a physician has been selected, we encourage students and or family members to make contact with the local physician and provide any information necessary to establish care. Students and their families should maintain a copy of the contact information for this physician in the event that an appointment is necessary. Students are encouraged to put the physician's name on file with the Health Services Clinic for continuity of care.

Does the Clinic Offer Transportation?


Students must acquire their own transportation for medical care. Students are encouraged to identify a local physician before they arrive on campus. The International Office offers transportation for international students to their appointments. Students requiring ambulance service to a local hospital are responsible for the expense.

Is the Clinic Free?

Cost of Services

DBU Health Services is a free clinic for all consults and evaluations. Certain services, such as testing and immunizations, may require a minimal fee. For questions, please contact Health Services directly. 

Does DBU Offer Student Health Insurance?

Available DBU Student Health Insurance

Each student should obtain medical insurance through an agent of his or her choice. Student insurance is made available by the University at a minimal cost. Health insurance is required for all intercollegiate student-athletes and resident students. Brochures describing the school health insurance plan are available from the insurance administrator in the Cashier's Office located on the lower level of the John G. Mahler Student Center. Questions regarding insurance requirements may be referred to the Cashier's Office at (214) 333‑5336.