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Immunization Requirements

All incoming students are required to complete and submit proof of their immunization records for the following mandatory vaccines: MMR, Varicella, Tdap, Meningitis, and Seasonal Influenza. Proof of the Seasonal Influenza vaccine must be submitted if you are a student who is living, learning, or working on campus.

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Additionally, all incoming students are required to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) risk screening questionnaire, which is found in the patient portal. Students who have completed the questionnaire and are found to be at high risk for TB must provide proof of a negative TB test, completed within 12 months of entry to UCR. Failure to comply may result in a registration hold for the following quarter.

Requirements for Incoming Students

The University of California is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students. As part of our ongoing commitment to campus-wide health and safety, UCR is implementing the following immunization plan. All incoming UC students are REQUIRED to obtain these vaccines and complete the Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire. Access to complete online screening forms will be granted through the patient portal prior to assigned registration.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

2 doses given on or after first birthday OR titers proving immunity will be accepted in place of 2 doses.

Varicella (chickenpox)

2 doses given on or after first birthday OR titers proving immunity will be accepted in place of 2 doses. Prior history of chicken pox will not fulfill the requirement; titers will need to be provided.

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)

1 dose after age 7 (Td does not fulfill this requirement and Tdap must be evidenced on your supporting documentation).

Meningococcal conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, & W-135)

1 dose on or after age 16 for all students age 21 years or younger.

Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Screening

All incoming students must complete the online "Incoming Student TB screening Form"
found in the patient portal. This is a questionnaire that must be completed. Your results indicate if further testing is required. Students found to be at higher risk for Tuberculosis must submit documentation for Tuberculosis testing and/or chest X-rays completed within 12 months of entry to UCR.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine (Flu Shot)

The flu vaccine is required for all students living, learning, or working on campus beginning fall quarter 2020.

For a full description of the UC health requirements please review this flier from the University of California.

University of California Immunization Requirements & Recommendations

Please note that revisions to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommendations will be reflected in UC requirements for the subsequent academic term.

In addition to the required immunizations, UC strongly recommends the following groups of students also be vaccinated against:

  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (for women and men through age 26 years)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (all students regardless of age)
  • Meningococcal conjugate (students up to age 23)
  • Meningococcal B (ages 16–23 who elect vaccination after discussion with their healthcare provider)
  • Influenza vaccine (annual; all students regardless of age)
  • Hepatitis A vaccine (all students regardless of age)
  • Pneumococcal vaccine (for students with certain medical conditions, e.g., severe asthma, diabetes, or chronic liver or kidney disease)
  • Poliovirus vaccine (if series not completed as a child)
  • Vaccines for international travel, based on destination


  • Submit immunization questions and comments through the patient portal. Choose Messages, create New Message and choose the "Immunization Mandate Staff" option.
  • If you do not have access to the patient portal, email immunization@ucr.edu or call (951) 827-3031 to speak with the immunization nurse.

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