Immunization Requirements

In an effort to maintain a healthy campus, the University of Oregon has required vaccines and highly recommended vaccines. These vaccines address vaccine-preventable diseases that are often seen on college campuses including measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, tuberculosis, whooping cough, meningitis, and influenza. Students are encouraged to satisfy UO immunization requirements before arriving on campus. The University Health Center can also administer these vaccines to students once students are enrolled and attending classes. Please see Costs for Services for vaccine prices at UHC. Immunization for measles is required by the State of Oregon.

See the Oregon Health Authority's "Vax to School" brochure to learn more about vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases.

Required Vaccines

Vaccine Proof of Immunization Required
Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) * Two doses of the MMR vaccine or two doses of individual measles and mumps vaccines and one dose of rubella vaccine; first dose of MMR or individual measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines on or after age 1—OR—titer (blood test) showing immunity—OR—birthdate prior to 1957
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
Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) One dose on or after age 11 (note: Td does NOT satisfy the requirement)
Varicella (chickenpox) Two doses; first dose on or after age 1—OR—physician documentation of disease—OR—titer (blood test) showing immunity

* A hold will be placed on the registration process of students who are not compliant with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) requirements (see above). For international students, the hold will be placed on registration prior to their first term at the University of Oregon. For domestic students who are US citizens, the hold will be placed on registration for their second term.

Highly Recommended Vaccines

While not required, the following vaccines are also recommended:

Submitting Documentation

Submit your immunization record through the myUOHealth student portal. To login to myUOHealth:

  • User ID is your Duck ID—the University of Oregon e-mail address.
  • Password is your e-mail password.
  • Enter dates of required vaccines under the "Immunizations" tab.
  • Upload your documentation of vaccines under the "Upload" tab.

If you are unable to access the student portal, you may submit your immunization record by mail, e-mail, or fax. Send information to:

University Health Center
Immunization Compliance Coordinator
1232 University of Oregon, 1590 E. 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR  97403-1232
Email: immunization@uoregon.edu 
Fax: 541-346-2747

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

If you need to request records from a health care provider, 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 directly to the health center.

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 receive the vaccines. Complete the certificate of immunization status with the assistance of your health care provider, or the health center can perform blood titers and administer the vaccines.

About Exemptions/Waivers

Immunization requirements may be waived for students who have certain medical conditions. The University Health Center also allows students to waive requirements for non-medical reasons. Please be aware that, based on guidance from public health authorities, students who waive vaccine requirements may be excluded from campus for some disease outbreaks.

To request a medical waiver 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 waiver for any of the required immunizations [MMR, varicella, Tdap or meningococcal (MenACYW)] students must come to the University Health Center to complete an immunization requirement waiver form and the vaccine education certificate. Our immunization compliance coordinator will assist you with this process, and you may need to meet with a health care practitioner. 

For additional questions about immunization requirements, contact the University Health Center immunization compliance coordinator at 541-346-2764 or e-mail immunization@uoregon.edu.