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Immunization Requirements

MANDATORY HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

  1. Input mandatory vaccine dates (completed in the patient portal)
  2. Upload and submit immunization records (completed in the patient portal)
  3. Answer TB screening questionnaire (completed in the patient portal)
  4. Deadlines for Fall 2020: Health requirements are due by October 26, 2020. The Flu vaccine is required for all students living, learning, or working on campus and must be submitted by October 26, 2020.

IMMUNIZATION HELP

FLU VACCINE REQUIREMENT UPDATE

  • The flu requirement has been updated for students who are living, learning, and working on campus.
  • As of September 29, 2020, UCOP has, for students, included religious exemptions for the flu vaccine. To request an exemption, download the Religious Accommodation Request Form, fill out, sign, and email to the Dean of Students.  For questions regarding religious accommodations for the flu vaccine, contact the Dean of Students
  • To request a medical exemption for the flu vaccine, download the Medical Exemption Request Form  and submit it through the Patient Portal.
  • For more information regarding the flu mandate please review the updated Flu requirement Q&A and the Executive Order from the UC Office of the President. 

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 (proof of immunity) 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 Screening Questionnaire

All incoming students must complete the online 'Incoming Student TB screening Form' found in the patient portal. This is a questionnaire that must be answered. 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.

Higher risk includes: travel to or living in South & Central America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East; prior positive TB test; or exposure to someone with active TB disease.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine (Flu Shot)

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

Despite the fact that many people do receive the recommended vaccines, there are still documented outbreaks of vaccine‐preventable‐diseases (VPD) in California each year amongst those who were not completely immunized.

NOTE that revisions to the CDPH recommendations will be reflected in UC requirements for the subsequent academic term.

In addition to the required immunizations, UC STRONGLY RECOMMMENDS 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, chronic liver or kidney disease)
  • Poliovirus vaccine (if series not completed as a child)
  • Vaccines for international travel, based on destination


Meeting the UC Immunization Requirement

Student are expected to have immunizations prior to reaching campus. 

You will need to have your Immunization (shot) record and/or blood titer laboratory results available to complete the online Student Immunization Record form. 

You may obtain your  Immunization (shot) record from your medical provider, parents or previous school or university.

If you believe you have met the immunization requirements but don’t have access to your records, ask your Primary Care provider to order blood tests (titers) for immunity.

However, if you do not have evidence of immunity, you will still need to get vaccinated, contact your medical provider to discuss obtaining the missing dose(s) of the vaccines.

You will need to show proof that you have been vaccinated for Tdap on or after age seven, and Meningococcal Conjugate on or after age 16 (if you are under 22 years old).

You may reach out to your local health department for information on low cost or free immunizations.

 

Submitting Student Immunization Record Form and TB Screening Form

ALL incoming students must complete the online Student Immunization Record form and the TB Screening form.

Both forms are found in the patient portal under the forms link. 

ONLY online submission is accepted. No paper forms will be acceptedNo emailed forms will be accepted.

You will need to have your Immunization (shot) record and/or blood titer laboratory results available to complete the online Student Immunization Record form

You may obtain your immunization (shot) records from your medical provider, parents, high school or previous university.

Copies of your immunization (shot) record or lab reports must be uploaded.

For additional information on submission here.
Tuberculosis (TB) Medical Clearance form
UC Immunization Policy 
UC Immunization Exemption Policy
Medical Exemption Request Form