Immunization Requirements

Starting fall term 2017, the University of Oregon will expand its immunization requirements for all incoming students. Students are encouraged to satisfy all of their immunization requirements before arriving at the UO. The University Health Center (UHC) can also administer these vaccines to students once they are enrolled and attending.

Immunizations offer safe and effective protection from vaccine-preventable disease and safeguard the health of students and the community. This is especially true for students living in group housing on or off campus. By reducing cases and outbreaks of significant infectious diseases, these required immunizations help students stay in class and achieve their academic goals.

Required Immunizations

Vaccine Proof of Immunization Required
Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) Two doses; first dose on or after age 1—OR—physician documentation of disease—OR—titer (blood test) showing immunity
Varicella (chickenpox) Two doses; first dose on or after age 1—OR—physician documentation of disease—OR—titer (blood test) showing immunity
Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) One dose on or after age 11 (note: Td/DTaP do NOT satisfy the requirement)
Meningococcal quadrivalent (serogroups A, C, Y, and W-135) (MCV4, MPSV4) One dose on or after age 16 for all students who are under 22 years of age (students 22 or older may leave blank)

Required Tuberculosis Screening

All incoming students must complete a Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire. Results of this evaluation, in addition to documentation of required vaccines (or evidence of immunity to these diseases) must be submitted to the UHC through the myUOHealth student portal. Incoming students who are assessed as potentially at higher risk for TB infection, based on their responses to the screening questionnaire, will be required to undergo further evaluation and testing. The University of Oregon requires that higher-risk students receive TB testing with either a blood test (Quantiferon or T-Spot) or tuberculin skin test (TST; PPD).* If you are identified as high risk, you will be notified with further instructions. TB testing performed outside the UHC must be completed no earlier than 6 months prior to arrival on campus. Otherwise a Quantiferon blood test can be done at the UHC upon arrival.

*Any testing performed internationally requires results translated into English before submission.

Highly Recommended Vaccines

While not required, the following vaccines are also recommended:

  • Meningococcal B strain
  • Hepatitis A and B series completion
  • HPV series completion, three doses
  • Influenza vaccine (annual)
  • Pneumococcal vaccine, for students with certain medical conditions. e.g., severe asthma, diabetes mellitus, chronic liver or kidney disease (please check with your clinician if uncertain).

How to Submit Your Documentation

Submit your immunization record and TB Screening Questionnaire online through the myUOHealth student portal. To login to myUOHealth:

  • User ID is your Duck ID – the University of Oregon email address.
  • Password is your email password.
  • Complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire on the "Forms" tab.
  • Enter dates of required vaccines on the "Immunizations" tab.
  • Upload your documentation of vaccines on the "Upload" tab.

If you are unable to access the student portal, you may submit your immunization record and TB Screening Questionnaire by mail, email or fax.

University Health Center
Immunization Compliance Coordinator
1232 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR  97403-1232
uhcmeasl@uoregon.edu
Fax: 1-541-346-2747

For more information, call the UHC immunization compliance coordinator at 1-541-346-2764.

Any testing performed internationally requires results translated into English before submission.

If you need to request records from a doctor or school, use the Release of Information Form to do so. You may complete this form and submit it directly to your healthcare provider or school, which will give them permission to send the information to UHC directly.

If you are unable to provide proof of immunity to any or all of these diseases, you will be required to have either a blood test to measure your immunity (called a titer), or have the vaccines. Complete the Certificate of Immunization Status with the assistance of your health care provider, or the UHC can perform blood titers and administer the vaccines.

A hold will be placed on the registration process of students who are non-compliant with the MMR immunization requirements or completing the TB Screening Questionnaire. For international students, the hold will be placed on registration for their first term at the University of Oregon. For U.S. citizens, the hold will be placed on registration for their second term.

About Exemptions

Immunization requirements may be waived for students who have certain medical conditions or for non-medical reasons. Please be aware that waived students may be excluded from campus if there is a case of disease that could be prevented by vaccine.

To request a medical exemption for any of the required immunizations [MMR, varicella, Tdap or meningococcal (MenACYW)] you must submit a letter signed by a licensed physician stating:

  • Student’s name
  • Birth date
  • Medical condition that contraindicates vaccine(s)
  • Approximate time until condition resolves, if applicable
  • Physician’s signature and date
  • Physician’s contact information, including phone number

To request a non-medical exemption for any of the required immunizations [MMR, varicella, Tdap or meningococcal (MenACYW)] you must come to the University Health Center to complete 1) an Immunization Requirement Waiver form and 2) the Vaccine Education Certificate. Our immunization compliance coordinator will assist you with this process.

For additional questions about immunization requirements, call the UHC immunization compliance coordinator at 541-346-2764 or email uhcmeasl@uoregon.edu.

Additional Resources

Recommended Vaccinations: More Information
Vaccine for Children (VFC) Program Fact Sheet
The risks of non-immunization

Frequently Asked Immunization Questions

Contact Information

Records drop-off in University Health Center: Reception Desk

Mailing Address:
1232 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1232
ATTENTION: Immunization Coordinator

Phone: 541-346-2764
Fax: 541-346-2747
Email: uhcmeasl@uoregon.edu