Vaccines are powerful tools for ensuring the health of a campus population. They help prevent certain communicable diseases that college students are prone to during their time on campus, including measles, mumps, rubella; chickenpox; tuberculosis; whooping cough; meningitis; COVID-19; and influenza. Students are encouraged to satisfy UO immunization requirements before arriving on campus. University Health Services can also administer all of the required and highly recommended vaccines to students. Please see Costs for Services for vaccine prices at UHS. Immunization for measles is required by the State of Oregon.
Required Vaccines for Students
|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 prior to registering for their first term at the University of Oregon. For domestic students who are US citizens, the hold will be placed when registering for their second term. Individuals are able to request vaccine exemptions on the myUOHealth portal.
Highly Recommended Vaccines for Students
While not required, the following vaccines are also recommended:
- COVID-19 vaccine — up to date;
- 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 email address.
- Password is your email password.
- Enter the dates of your vaccines in "Immunization" tab. Note that the dates you submit will not be saved unless you upload your immunization records (see #3–5 below).
- Click "Submit" only when you are finished entering all the required immunization dates.
- Go to the "Upload" tab and choose "Immunization Record or Titer Results" from the menu.
- Click on the "Select File" button and navigate to the file to upload. If you only have one document that represents all the dates, that is acceptable. You do not need a document for each date you entered.
- Please combine (merge) images into one document and make sure your name and date of birth are on your immunization records before uploading.
Important: You must upload your immunization record(s) in order to submit the dates of your vaccines and be considered compliant with UO immunization requirements.
If you have difficulties accessing the myUOHealth portal, you may submit your immunization record by mail, email, 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).
For additional questions about immunization requirements, contact the University Health Services immunization compliance coordinator at 541-346-2764 or email email@example.com.