Immunization requirements for international students

Students are required to provide the official immunization documentation listed below. You must submit the completed Immunization and Physical Evaluation Clearance Form to the Office of International Students and Scholars by email at oiss@unr.edu prior to your arrival at the University.

Immunization list

  • Two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). If you were born before 1957, you are exempt from the MMR requirement.
  • An immunization within the last 10 years for Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td/Tdap)
  • A quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MVC4) on or after 16th birthday Acceptable Versions are: Menactra, Menveo, or MCV4 Non-acceptable versions: Bexero or Trumemba (MENG B) and HIB Meningitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Blood Test result/QuantiFERON

While it is possible for students to get their vaccines in order to meet their requirements for immunizations for studying in the USA after they have already arrived, it is often more cost effective and less of a hassle to have it done beforehand. The university health insurance for international students will not cover immunization costs.

If you do not have the immunizations completed prior to your arrival at the University, you will not be eligible for class registration before your arrival to the University. You will also be required to make your own arrangements for the immunizations.