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Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements Policy

This Policy affects all students admitted to the University who were born after December 31, 1956 and who are enrolled at the University of Utah.

How Do I Prove That I Have Immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella?

The Immunity requirements may be met by showing:

  1. You you must provide documentation for 2 MMR vaccinations—after your first birthday or
  2. Results of a blood test (called a titer) proving measles, mumps, and rubella immunity.

What Do I Need To Do To Comply With This Requirement?

  1. Retrieve past immunization records. Official forms that will verify immunization include:
    • Statement or photocopy of records from doctor/health care provider
    • State or international immunization records of vaccinations
    • Primary or secondary school records of vaccinations
    • Immunization records from another college or university attended
    • Military records
    • Documentation of measles, mumps, or rubella blood test(s)/titer(s) showing immunity
  2. If verification from any of the above sources is unavailable, or you still need another MMR vaccination, then you will need to do ONE of the following:
    • Receive the vaccine from your health care provider or local health department prior to arrival on campus;
    • Obtain the necessary blood test(s) from your health care provider to prove immunity;
    • Receive the MMR vaccination at the Student Health Center Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
      Note: Clinic is closed on Wednesdays,12-2pm.
    • Cost: $75.00* per injection.
  3. Complete the immunization record, including the month and year of the immunizations.
  4. Sign into the patient portal and then fill out your MMR dates under the “Immunization” tab and upload your supporting documents by clicking on the “Upload” tab.
  5. MMR vaccines and/or titers can be done at the Student Health Center (Immunization Fees). MMR vaccine is free if you have the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).  If you have other insurance (not SHIP), vaccines are covered at 100% at an in network care provider. If you have a non-SHIP policy, pharmacies that provide vaccinations can bill other insurances through your prescription insurance benefit.

What If I Don't Comply?

Noncompliance = Registration Hold

Students who arrive on campus inadequately immunized will be given until the second Friday of their first semester to comply with this requirement. If you have not complied by this time, a hold will be placed on your registration until the requirement has been met.

What If I Have a Reason Not To Be Immunized?

Exemptions to the immunization requirement include:

Medical

  1. You are sick right now with something more serious than a cold.
  2. You had an allergic reaction to eating eggs so serious that it required medical treatment (does not apply to the rubella vaccine).
  3. You have cancer, leukemia, or lymphoma.
  4. You have a disease that lowers the body's resistance to infection.
  5. You take a drug that lowers the body's resistance to infection (such as cortisone, prednisone, or certain anti-cancer drugs).
  6. You have received gamma globulin (immune globulin) within the preceding three months.
  7. You had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic called neomycin so serious that it required medical treatment.
  8. You are pregnant or plan to become pregnant within the next three months.

Religious

  1. You can demonstrate you hold sincere religious beliefs against immunizations.

Only students with these medical contraindications or religious doctrine against immunization will be considered for exemption. All medical exemptions must be signed by both a M.D. or D.O. and the student. All religious exemptions require completion of a Religious Exemption form available at the Student Health Center.

What If I Have More Questions Or Need Help?

Contact the Immunization Program Office 801-581-5804, Fax 801-585-5294 or write to:

Kerry Hill
Immunization Program Manager
Immunization Program Office
University of Utah
Student Health Service
Madsen Health Center, Level 1
555 Foothill Boulevard
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-1105

Last Updated: 4/21/17