Note: The UO will require students who learn, work, or live on any UO campus location to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of the fall 2021 academic term. Individuals will be able to request an exemption.
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 COVID-19*; measles, mumps, rubella; chickenpox; tuberculosis; whooping cough; meningitis; and influenza. Students are encouraged to satisfy UO immunization requirements before arriving on campus. University Health Services can also administer most of the required and highly recommended 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.
* Note that the University of Oregon will require students, faculty, and staff who learn, work, or live on campus to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of the fall 2021 academic term. Individuals will be able to request an exemption.
Required Vaccines for Students
|Vaccine||Proof of Immunization Required|
|COVID-19||Two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Full effectiveness is on the 15th day after the last dose. UHS accepts non-US COVID-19 vaccines that are assessed and endorsed by the World Health Organization.|
|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 for Students
While not required, the following vaccines are also recommended:
- Meningococcal B series completion;
- Hepatitis A and hepatitis B series completion;
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) series completion (three doses);
- Influenza vaccine (annual);
- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) or pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV) [for students with certain medical conditions. e.g., severe asthma, diabetes mellitus, chronic liver or kidney disease (please check with your clinician if uncertain)].
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 Services
Immunization Compliance Coordinator
1232 University of Oregon, 1590 E. 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403-1232
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 University Health Services.
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 University Health Services can perform blood titers and administer the vaccines.
Immunization requirements may be waived for students for medical or 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.
Waivers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR); Varicella; Tdap; or Meningococcal (MenACYW) Vaccines
To request a medical waiver for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); varicella; Tdap; or meningococcal (MenACYW) vaccines, 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
Students may submit a medical waiver to the immunization compliance coordinator, via the myUOHealth Portal (using the “Upload” tab).
To request a non-medical waiver for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); varicella; Tdap; or meningococcal (MenACYW) vaccines, students must be counseled by a health care professional, either their own or one at University Health Services. Students may use the UO Certificate of Immunization Status (see the second page) to submit a non-medical waiver to the UHS immunization compliance coordinator via the myUOHealth Portal (using the “Upload” tab).
Waiving the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine specifically also requires watching the Oregon Health Authority College Measles Module and providing the certificate of completion to the immunization compliance coordinator, via the myUOHealthPortal (using the “Upload” tab).
Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccine
The process to request an exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine is under development. Students will be provided more information in the near future. For more information, please go to coronavirus.uoregon.edu/vaccine#exemptions.
For additional questions about immunization requirements, contact the University Health Services immunization compliance coordinator at 541-346-2764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.