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Mandatory Immunization Requirements

 

State of Connecticut General Statutes as well as University of Connecticut regulations require each full-time or matriculating* student born after December 31, 1956, to provide proof of adequate immunization or screening against measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, meningitis and tuberculosis before permitting such student to enroll at the university. In accordance with these requirements, UConn Student Health Services will collect immunization information, assess compliance, and enforce the regulations as a condition of attendance. (*Matriculating students are defined as those enrolled in a degree-seeking program.)

A $50 non-refundable fee will be applied to your fee bill if you are not compliant with your immunizations by the 10th day of classes.

The following are MANDATORY for ALL students:
  • Measles (Rubeola) - you must provide proof of one of the following:
    • TWO measles (or MMR) immunizations (one after your first birthday and one at least 28 days later), OR
    • Documentation of positive measles titer (blood test), OR
    • Documentation of date of measles disease by your health care provider on the Health History Form.
  • Rubella - you must provide proof of one of the following:
    • TWO rubella immunization after first birthday, and one at least 28 days later), OR
    • Documentation of positive rubella titer, OR
    • Documentation of date of rubella disease by your health care provider on the Health History Form.
  • Mumps - you must provide proof of one of the following:
    • TWO mumps (or MMR) immunizations (one after your first birthday and one at least 28 days later), OR
    • Documentation of positive mumps titer (blood test), OR
    • Documentation of date of mumps disease by your health care provider on the Health History Form.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) - you must provide proof of one of the following (but only if you were born after 1/1/1980):
    • TWO varicella immunizations (one after your first birthday and one at least 28 days later), OR
    • Documentation of positive varicella titer (blood test), OR
    • Documentation of date of varicella disease by your health care provider on the Health History Form.
  • Tuberculosis - TB screening is required of all Storrs campus students. Complete the "Tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment" that is on the health history form. If you answer "yes" to questions B, C or D you will need a TB test.
    • Acceptable TB tests:
      • Interferon –gamma release assay blood test, aka Quantiferon (This is the preferred test)
      • Mantoux (PPD) skin test
    • If your TB test is positive, or if you have had a positive TB test in the past, you will need a chest x-ray. We accept chest x-rays done within the past 6 months. The radiology report MUST be attached in order for us to accept the x-ray result.
  • Meningitis - Storrs Campus Residents Only – Students living in campus owned housing must provide proof of meningococcal immunization having been administered within the past 5 years.

  • Hepatitis B - This is not a requirement, however we recommend you be immunized against Hepatitis B.
    • Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection which may be asymptomatic; it is common in many countries of the world, especially countries in sub-Saharan Africa, in the Amazon basin of South America, and in countries in eastern and southeastern Asia. It is strongly recommended that all students (even those who have been immunized) who were born in any of these countries, or whose mothers were born in any of these countries, be screened for prior infection with a Hepatitis B surface antigen test. (CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON HEPATITIS B)

  • It is MANDATORY that you complete the requirements and submit proof of immunizations on our Student Health History Form PDF ICON before your arrival at UConn.


    DEADLINES: University policies require that you submit your Health History Form with mandatory immunization documentation before July 1 for the Fall semester and before January 1 for the Spring semester.

    A $50 non-refundable fee will be applied to your fee bill if you are not compliant with your immunizations by the 10th day of classes.

    IMMUNIZATION EXEMPTIONS

    • Students born prior to January 1, 1957 are exempted by age to the Measles and Rubella requirement.
    • Students over 29 years of age do not need to provide Meningococcal vaccination information.
    • The university will only permit vaccination waivers for religious or medical reasons. A signed statement indicating specific medical contraindication from your medical provider is required for medical exemption. A signed statement stating religious objections to immunization must be submitted in order to obtain a religious exemption.
    • Distance Learners do not need to meet the immunization requirements if all courses are on-line. It is each student's responsibility to notify Student Health Services annually if that is the case.

      Exemption for either medical or religious reasons subjects the individual to exclusion from campus in the event of an outbreak of a disease for which immunizations are required.
    • Immunization Exemption Form PDF

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View your immunization info on-line


Student Health Services maintains a web portal through which you may view the immunization information we have on file for you.

To use the web portal:

  1. Go to myhealth.uconn.edu
  2. Log in using your NetID and password
  3. Hover over My Profile and a menu will drop down
  4. Select Immunization History
  5. You can save and/or print the report that is displayed by using the appropriate icons

(Note: the portal only works with IE9, Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers. Earlier versions of Internet Explorer will not display the portal correctly)

Immunization Questions

Please direct questions regarding Immunizations to SHS-MedRecords@uconn.edu

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to respond via e-mail to personal health concerns.

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