• The State of Iowa requires that all colleges and universities provide information on meningococcal Vaccine and the illness it prevents. The CDC recommends meningococcal vaccination for all incoming students who will live on a residential campus like Waldorf University’s. There are two different immunizations needed to protect against Meningitis. One protects against Meningitis serogroups A, C, W and Y. The other vaccine protects against Meningitis serogroup B. We recommend our students receive both vaccines to protect against all vaccine preventable serogroups of meningitis.

    • Meningococcal conjugate of MenACWY vaccines (Menactra®, Menvo® and MenQuadfi®) prevent against strains A,C,W and Y. First-year college students who live in residential housing (if not previously vaccinated at age 16 years or older) should have one dose Menveo, Menactra or MenQuadfi.
    • Meningitis B Vaccines (Bexsero, Trumenba) - MenB series is recommended for adolescents and young adults aged 16-23 years based on shared clinical decision making with your health care provider to provide short-term protection against disease caused by serogroup B Neisseria meningitids.

    If you would like more information on meningitis, please contact the Student Health Services Office or go to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or American College Health Association.

  • We have a one-day flu shot clinic on campus in the fall. If you miss the flu shot clinic, Hy-Vee Pharmacy, Miller Pharmacy or Winnebago Public Health also administers the vaccination in Forest City.

  • Proof of vaccination should be received by August 1 if entering Fall Semester and December 1 if entering Spring semester.

    Waldorf University requires all incoming student to have proof of:

        • 2 MMR vaccinations
        • Tdap (tetanus) within the last 10 year
        • 1 Meningitis Vaccine (A,C,Y,W-135) on or after the student’s 16th birthday

    However, the American College Health Association and Waldorf University strongly recommends students to consider the following vaccines:

        • Chicken Pox (Varicella) -   2 doses or proof of disease
        • Polio series
        • Hepatitis A  - series of 2
        • HPV - series of 3
        • Covid-19 – (2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna, 1 dose of Johnson and Johnson)
        • Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine – (MenB4-C, 2 doses or MenB-FHbp. 3 doses)
        • Influenza vaccine yearly

    Please consult your physician regarding these vaccines.

    For Sportsware, you can enter the dates of your vaccinations under the medical tab or upload your immunization record from your physician under the Forms tab. 

  • In compliance with professional standards of practice as well as state and federal laws of privacy and disclosure of information, the Student Health and Counseling Center protects the health information of each student and does not release or discuss health information with parents without the student’s signed consent. The Student Health and Counseling Center also adheres to a policy of strict confidentiality and does not discuss a student’s care without signed consent. Should your student’s medical or psychological health reach a threshold where they are unsafe or become a threat to themselves or others, parents/guardians will be contacted by the Student Health and Counseling Center, a counselor or the Dean of Students. 

  • Student medical records are strictly protected by HIPAA guidelines. If you student is 18 or older, this means that, without express written permission, we are restricted by law from releasing information about their care to anyone, even parents. You should discuss these regulations with your student and request that they sign consent to release information if they would like you to receive information about their care. See our Notice of Privacy Practices.

  • A letter from a specialist updating us on your student's current condition, treatments, and medications is useful and will be placed in his/her medical record so that any physician in the area that sees your daughter / son will have up-to-date information.

  • We ask that you provide your student with a copy of an insurance card. We will photocopy the card and put it in his/her medical chart to use as needed. View insurance information.

  • The Forest City Ambulance service can transport a student to their choice of an Emergency Room in the area. Options are Mercy One in Mason City, Iowa, Albert Lea Mayo in Albert Lea, Minn., or Hancock County Health Systems in Britt, Iowa.

  • There is not an on-site pharmacy at Waldorf. The students are free to choose from one of the pharmacies in town:

    • Miller Pharmacy - 641.585.3931
    • Hy-Vee Pharmacy - 641.596.0112