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Immunizations

Immunization Requirements

Students must submit completed immunization forms and supporting documentation to the Student Health Center at least 30 days before the start of classes.  All new students, regardless of classification, must have:

  1. If you were born after 1956, proof of two (2) measles containing vaccinations. One of these vaccines must be an MMR vaccination after 1980.
  2. Acceptable proof of tuberculosis screening that is no more than twelve months old.
  3. All first time freshmen and students living in on campus housing must also show proof of a meningitis vaccine.
  4. Your health care provider should complete and sign the immunization form and Tuberculosis screening form as acceptable proof of immunizations and TB screening. This form should be returned to the SHC during student orientation, faxed, or mailed to the contact information below.


Please see our Frequently Asked Immunization Questions below or page one of the immunization form for more immunization information.


Where do I send my immunization record?

Fax: 256-824-5809
Mail: University of Alabama in Huntsville Student Health Center, 301 Sparkman Dr., UC 203, Huntsville, AL 35899
Email: shc@uah.edu


I am only taking one class; do I have to submit immunizations?

Yes, for the protection of all our students in close proximity in our classrooms, all students are required to submit immunization records.


If I am going to be attending next semester, can I get my required immunizations at the Student Health Center?

Yes, if you have been officially admitted to UAHuntsville. 


What immunizations are required?

The University requires all students born after 1956 to have had 2 doses of measles (rubeola) vaccine. One dose must have been a Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Students ages 30 and older may submit evidence of one MMR if the dose was received after 1980. A copy of a lab report showing proof of immunity from measles (rubeola), mumps, and rubella can be submitted in lieu of the vaccine.

A meningitis vaccine within the past five (5) years is required for all first time freshmen and all students living in on-campus residence halls.

All international students are required to have a Tuberculosis test. The test must be administered in the United States within 12 months of the student's most recent arrival in the United States.

All domestic students are required to complete a health screening form.  Tuberculosis testing may be required for domestic students based upon information provided on the health screening form.  Students, international or domestic, who are screened and found to have a positive screening test will not be permitted to attend classes until follow-up testing can be completed and it is determined that there is no active Tuberculosis disease.

Your health care provider should complete and sign the immunization form as an acceptable proof of immunizations and the student should complete the Tuberculosis screening form. These forms should be returned to the SHC during student orientation, faxed, or mailed to the contact information above.


I cannot find my immunizations, how else can I meet the requirements?

First, if you have not had a Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine since 1980, you must obtain one. Secondly, after at least 30 days you should obtain a titer for Measles, Mumps and Rubella IgG antibodies. This is a blood test that can be obtained at a physician’s office and the results must be submitted to us. A skin test for tuberculosis may be obtained from most physician’s offices, or health departments. The process takes 48-72 hours and two trips to your health care provider. One to have the test placed, the second 48 to 72 hours later, to have the test read. Official results of both the titer and the skin test should be submitted to the Student Health Center. You may also want to check with you local health department or high school for your records.


I have had a positive skin test for Tuberculosis; do I have to get another one?

No, we ask you submit your positive results and results from a chest x-ray done in the United States in the past 12 months prior to the start of classes.


Why is there a hold on my account?

Holds are placed on a student account prior to registration for the following semester if we have not received all the required immunization records. If you have turned in your immunizations and the hold is still active, please call 256-824-6071 or email shc@uah.edu . Include your name, date of birth, and Student ID number ("A" number).