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Immunization

South Dakota legislation requires any student born after 1956 entering a post-secondary education institution in South Dakota for the first time shall, within 45 days after the start of classes, present certification from a licensed physician that the student has received or is in the process of receiving the required two doses of immunization against measles, rubella, and mumps OR has the presence of an immune antibody titer against measles, mumps, and rubella. This documentation may be accomplished by either a State Health Department certificate, high school immunization records or it may be included on the Lake Area Tech Report of Health Evaluation signed by a licensed physician.

Students who are unable to ascertain their immunization status must obtain, at their own expense, the necessary tests and vaccinations. Students seeking exemption from being immunized shall contact the Director of Enrollment to obtain the request form.

In the event the South Dakota Department of Health declared an epidemic of measles or rubella, students who have no vaccination or immunity against the required preventable infectious diseases may be dismissed from the campus.

All Students

  1. Report of Health Evaluation/Immunizations
  2. Immunization Exemption Request Form

Additional Immunization Requirements for Health Programs

Students enrolled in Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Med/Fire Rescue, Medical Lab Tech, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Nursing must provide proof of specified vaccinations.  For complete requirements, contact your program or view the Lake Area Tech Report of Health Evaluation (distributed to all applicants in the health programs listed above).

Dental Assisting

  1. Report of Health Evaluation/Immunizations
  2. Immunization Declination Form
  3. Dental Exam Sheet
  4. TB Letter
  5. Essential Functions form-XDAFM

Medical Assisting

  1. Report of Health Evaluation/Immunizations
  2. Immunization Declination Form
  3. Hepatitis & HIV Hazard Notice
  4. TB Letter

MFR, MLT, PTA & OTA

  1. Report of Health Evaluation/Immunizations
  2. Immunization Declination Form
  3. TB Letter
  4. MLT- XMLT

Nursing Online and Campus – RN and PN

  1. Report of Health Evaluation Immunizations Page 1
  2. Report of Health Evaluation Medical History Page 2 
  3. Immunization Declination Form
  4. TB Letter
  • A physical examination with the past 24 months (forms above- Health Evaluations forms (2).
  • Current immunizations, including proof of two MMRs
  • Mantoux test (current within the last year) 2-step required; or quanterferon gold blood test
  • Hepatitis B titer showing positive results.
  • Tdap booster or Td administered in the past ten years
  • Varicella titer showing positive or proof of the series of two shots.

Additional Fees for Healthcare Students

Insurance, Exam Fees, Background Checks