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Immunization Requirements

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 has implemented an immunization plan. All students are required to complete their immunization dates and submit proof of their immunization records for the UC required vaccines in their patient portal. You must take the TB Screening questions and complete any additional TB clearance requests if needed. Failure to comply will result in a registration hold. Please review the UC Immunization Policy.

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Immunization and TB requirements for students

All UC students must upload proof of required vaccines, complete the TB screening questions and complete TB testing clearance if required. TB testing must be dated within 12 months of your first date of attendance. All students must upload proof of immunizations the same day they enter dates in their patient portal in medical clearance. Failure to meet full compliance in the patient portal in medical clearances will cause a hold on registration in the R'Web account.

Seasonal Influenza

The seasonal influenza vaccine is always highly recommended. Flu vaccinations will be available at SHS in late summer, early fall each year. They will also be available at local pharmacies and from your medical provider.

2021-2022 Influenza season: No directive has been received from the UC Office of the President regarding the 2021-2022 influenza vaccine requirement but remains a highly recommended vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine(s)

As of 7/15/2021 per UC COVID-19 Vaccination Program all students must upload their COVID-19 vaccine(s) documentation to their patient portal in medical clearances. You must input the dates of the COVID vaccine(s) or have an UCR approved exemption or deferral form on file to meet the requirement.

UC COVID-19 policy

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

Two vaccines given on or after your first birthday OR a titer (blood test) with lab results showing positive immunity. You must upload the actual lab results.

Varicella (chickenpox)

Two vaccines given on or after your first birthday OR titer (blood test) with lab results showing positive immunity. You must upload the actual lab results.

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)

1 vaccine on/after your 7th birthday. Dtap or Td do NOT meet this requirement.

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

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

TB Screening Questions

All students must complete the TB screening questions found in the patient portal in medical clearance. Once completed, if TB testing is necessary you will be directed to the "Further Action Necessary page". All TB testing must be dated within 12 months of your UCR first attendance date. A PPD skin test OR a QuantiFERON or T-Spot blood test will be required. If testing is positive please submit the positive test results along with a chest x-ray radiology report that must be negative. There is a TB clearance form in downloadable forms that can be used to take to your medical provider.

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

Questions/Contact

  • Submit immunization questions and comments through the patient portal. Choose Messages, create New Message and choose the "Immunization Mandate Staff" option.
  • To schedule a video or phone appointment with the Immunization Mandate Staff please call (951) 827-3031 Option 2.