All incoming students are required to use the Student Health Portal to submit medical immunization records. Submitting this information is easy!

There is NO fee associated with submitting your records, which gives you lifetime access to your uploaded documents. 

For step-by-step instructions on managing your new Immunization account, follow these steps below:

  • Visit and then login with your C-N credentials and confirm your date of birth. You will see a section on the left labeled “Forms and Registration”
  • If you get an error message when to trying to login — note that it may take up to 48 hours for your record to be created after you have been accepted to C-N. Please contact the C-N Wellness Center with any questions.
  • Once you click on the Forms and Registration tab, it will take you to a list of immunizations that you need to be compliant.
  • Only the immunizations that are pertinent to you and your degree path will show on this screen. You will click the green update button and it will allow a place to put the dates of your immunization and the type of immunization. You may then upload supporting documentation under the “Immunization Records” tab.
  • Your documents will then be reviewed to make sure the dates match and supporting documentation is official. Once approved, it will then say “Compliant and Satisfied”
  • All immunization requirements must be met before a registration hold is lifted

Immunization Requirements

Full-time Tennessee college students:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella –  (2 doses of each, normally given together as MMR): if born on or after January 1, 1957, only.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) –  (2 doses or credible history of disease): if born on or after January 1, 1980, only.
  • Hepatitis B (HBV) – only for health science students expected to have patient contact (before patient contact begins).
  • Meningococcal – At a minimum of 1 dose given at 16 years of age or greater if under 22 years of age and living in on-campus housing.
  • TB – All students must show evidence of having either a “Low Risk” for carrying TB by filling out the “Low Risk” questionnaire, or proof of no disease by negative TB skin test (<15mm) or Negative Chest X-Ray. The “Low Risk” assessment questionnaire can be found when you log onto your Student Health Portal account.

Minimum ages or dose intervals – Tennessee follows published CDC guidelines. For vaccines with critical minimum age requirements (e.g., MMR, varicella) or minimum dose intervals, doses are considered valid if given up to 4 days before the minimum age or dose interval. Doses administered more than 4 days early are considered invalid and should be repeated as recommended.

Alternative proof of immunity for certain diseases – A positive serology (year of test documented) is acceptable as an alternative to immunization for measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B or varicella. For varicella, documentation of provider-diagnosed varicella (Chicken Pox) or provider-verified credible history of disease given by a parent or guardian also is acceptable. By documenting a history of disease, the provider is asserting that he or she is convinced that the child has had chickenpox.

All students must show evidence of tuberculosis skin screening or complete a Low-Risk TB assessment which is available to fill out when you log on to your Student Health Portal account.

Immunizations FAQ

Yes — students can request a religious or medical exemption to the immunization requirement. Medical exemptions require the signature of a health care provider.

If you go to, login with your C-N credentials and confirm your date or birth, it will take you to the home page of your Student Health Portal. On the left, you will see a tab that says, “Downloadable Forms”. Click here and you will see a form that says, “Religious or Medical Immunization Exemption”. Download this form, fill this out, and have it signed by an appropriate medical professional (if applicable), then upload this under the “Immunization Records” tab under Forms and Requirements. 

  • Date TBD — in process
  • Immunization requirements need to be met before you register for classes. 
  • If you are not compliant:
    • An immunizations hold will be placed on your account, and you will not be eligible to register for the next semester, or graduate until all immunizations requirements have been met and the hold is released.
    • You will not be permitted to move into on-campus housing until completed.

  • Local health department
  • High school
  • Primary care physician
  • Parent or guardian
  • Previous college or university

Kristen Clingenpeel

Director of Wellness, RN, APRN, FNP-BC