Requirements & Recommendations
The University of Florida requires that all new students show proof of the following immunizations prior to attending UF. Please note that international students and those entering most academic health professions are required to have a current TST skin test that confirms they are free of tuberculosis.
EXCEPTIONS — noted with an asterisk (*) below: By signing a waiver (see form), students may choose to officially decline the Hepatitis B vaccine or Meningococcal vaccines after reading the Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked to below.
All vaccines are available at the UF Student Health Care Center (SHCC), and most insurance is accepted.
- Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) OR Provide lab 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* — 2-dose or 3-dose vaccine series
- Meningococcal (Menactra and Menveo)* — Students living in residence halls are recommended to obtain this vaccine. NOTE: Serogroup B Meningococcal (Bexsero and Trumenba) is available for those who wish to obtain this additional, optional vaccination.
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.
- 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). Faxing a record with cover pages, or sending the same fax multiple times, may delay processing time, which may affect your ability to register for classes.