Review & Approval Procedure
The completed form ONLY — and lab reports as needed — should be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to UF Preview/orientation. Health Compliance does not send confirmation that an individual form has been received. Students will not be cleared to register for classes until all immunization requirements are met.
NOTE: Due to University of Florida and State of Florida regulations regarding Protected Health Information, Health Compliance is unable to answer email queries about individual health information such as vaccinations. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Read the UF Information Privacy Statement.
PLEASE NOTE: If a vaccine-preventable disease occurs on campus, students who have not been vaccinated or do not have immunity verified by lab test may be excluded from attending classes or other campus activities.
If the student was born before January 1, 1957, an age exemption applies for measles (rubeola), mumps and rubella (German Measles) only.
A formal Beliefs Exemption Form may be completed based on religious beliefs or personal tenets. The student must first meet with a registered nurse at the SHCC, then sign a form acknowledging they have been counseled about the risks and benefits of vaccines. Additionally, the student must also do a baseline measles, mumps and rubella antibody lab test. If the student cannot complete the exemption form during Preview/orientation, call Health Compliance at (352) 294-2925.
A formal Medical Exemption may be completed for persons with certain medical conditions and/or contraindications (permanent or temporary) to certain vaccines. A letter from the student’s physician or the official State of Florida Medical Exemption form must be submitted to the SHCC. Additionally, the student must also do a baseline measles, mumps and rubella antibody lab test. If the student cannot complete the exemption form during Preview/orientation, call Health Compliance at (352) 294-2925.