Immunization Requirements for International Students

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center

The on-campus Student Health Center is an accredited outpatient facility providing a wide range of services

Students are required to provide the official immunization documentation listed below to remove the Enrollment Hold for Immunization and to completely remove the Admissions - Enrollment Hold from OISS. You must submit the completed Immunization and Physical Evaluation Clearance Form to OISS at prior to your arrival at the University.

  • Enrollment Hold for Immunization
    • 2 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
      • For more information, please see the student FAQ page
  • Admissions - Enrollment Hold from OISS
    • Tuberculosis (TB) Blood Test result/ QuantiFERON

Please note, 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.

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. Many health insurance policies for international students may not cover immunization costs, and the plans that do cover immunization are often much more expensive to purchase, costing more than what it would take to pay off the immunization costs yourself , please see the immunization cost.

For more information, please refer to the Student Health Center.