As of fall term 2017, the University of Oregon has expanded 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 can also administer these vaccines to students once they are enrolled and attending. Please see Costs for Services for vaccine prices at UHC.
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.
|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—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/DTaP do 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|
Highly Recommended Vaccines
While not required, the following vaccines are also recommended:
- Meningococcal B series completion;
- 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)].
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.
University Health Center
Immunization Compliance Coordinator
1232 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1232
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 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 have 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.
A hold will be placed on the registration process of students who are non-compliant with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) requirements. Students must provide proof of immunity to MMR in one of the following four ways: (1) two doses of the MMR vaccine, first dose on or after age 1; (2) physician documentation of disease; (3) titer (blood test) showing immunity; or (4) birthdate prior to 1957. For international students, the hold will be placed on registration for their first term at the University of Oregon. For US citizens, the hold will be placed on registration for their second term.
Immunization requirements may be waived for students who have certain medical conditions or for non-medical reasons. Please be aware that, based on guidance from public health authorities, waived students may be excluded from campus for some disease outbreaks.
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 an immunization requirement waiver form and the vaccine education certificate. Our immunization compliance coordinator will assist you with this process.
For additional questions about immunization requirements, call the University Health Center immunization compliance coordinator at 541-346-2764 or e-mail email@example.com.