Immunization Requirement

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 UF Student Health Care Center (SHCC), and most health insurance is accepted.

What vaccines are required?

Vaccine requirements vary by academic program. Please refer to your One.UF account for your program-specific requirements. Guidance and instructions are available on the UF Immunization Forms here. Additional

General Education Programs

  1. Two MMR vaccines or a positive titer showing immunity
  2. One Hepatitis B vaccine, a positive titer showing immunity, or a signed waiver declining the vaccine
  3. One Meningitis MCV4 vaccine or a signed waiver declining the vaccine
  4. For International Students: A completed tuberculosis screening from the 12 months prior to start of UF classes

Health Professions Programs

  1. Two MMR vaccines or a positive titer showing immunity
  2. Completed Hepatitis B series or a positive titer showing immunity
  3. One Meningitis MCV4 vaccine or a signed waiver declining the vaccine
  4. A TDAP vaccine within the last 10 years
  5. Two varicella vaccines or a positive titer showing immunity
  6. Tuberculosis screening *Refer to the Health Professions Immunization Form for specific requirements

Additional vaccines or screenings may be required after matriculation for
participation in clinical residency or rotations.

Veterinary Medicine Program

  1. Two MMR vaccines or a positive titer showing immunity
  2. One Hepatitis B vaccine, a positive titer showing immunity, or a signed waiver declining the vaccine
  3. One Meningitis MCV4 vaccine or a signed waiver declining the vaccine
  4. TD and/or TDAP within the last 10 years.
  5. Completed Rabies series, positive titer, or a booster within the last two years
  6. Tuberculosis screening

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