Why does UF require proof of immunizations?
The University of Florida is dedicated to preserving the health and wellness of our campus. Vaccine-preventable diseases do still exist and contracting these illnesses can have an adverse effect on a student’s health, well-being and ability to reach optimal academic performance. The most effective way to preserve and protect our campus from outbreaks of these infections is by establishing an immunization requirement. Therefore, University of Florida students shall be required to show documentation of specific vaccinations or proof of immunity as set forth in Florida statutes 1006.69, Florida Board of Governors Regulations Chapter 6 as well as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (CDC).
Who is required to show proof of immunizations?
The University of Florida requires that all new students show proof of 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.
All vaccines are available at the Student Health Care Center (SHCC), and most insurance is accepted.