Requirements & Recommendations

All vaccines are available at the UF Student Health Care Center (SHCC), and most insurance is accepted.

 

Required Immunizations

The University of Florida requires that all new students show proof certain immunizations prior to attending UF. This is applicable to all those who will be on main campus or gathering as part of a course requirement at a satellite campus or location.  Please note that international students and those entering most academic health professions are required to complete tuberculosis screening that confirms they are free of tuberculosis.

Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR):

Students must either be vaccinated or show evidence of immunity by doing a blood test to check for antibodies for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. If you do a blood test, you need to provide the results on a lab form that should be faxed or mailed with the completed Mandatory Immunization Health History Form.

Hepatitis B*:

The 2-dose or 3-dose vaccine series is accepted.  Students are required to receive this vaccination OR read the CDC’s Vaccine Information Statement and sign where indicated on the Form to decline. Signing the waiver indicates you understand the possible risk in not receiving this vaccine. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to decline this vaccine, a parent must sign for you.

Meningococcal (Menactra and Menveo)*:

Students living in residence halls are highly recommended to obtain this vaccine.  Students are required to receive this vaccination OR read the CDC’s Vaccine Information Statement and sign where indicated on the Form to decline. Signing the waiver indicates you understand the possible risk in not receiving this vaccine. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to decline this vaccine, a parent must sign for you.

Recommended Immunizations

For information on vaccine recommendations by age group — including Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap), HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and Influenza — visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Immunization Schedules website.

Important things to remember

  • If you are having trouble gathering all required medical records, you may wish to obtain new vaccinations or complete labs showing evidence of immunity.
  • Always include your UF ID on all correspondence. Health Compliance is unable to locate records without this unique number.
  • Fax ONLY the completed immunization form (and lab reports as needed). There is no need to send fax with cover pages or sending the same fax multiple times, this may delay processing time, which may affect your ability to register for classes.