Immunizations

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Immunization Requirements:

Students must submit completed immunization forms and/or 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. Proof of 2 doses of a Measles vaccination if you were born after 1956. One of the these doses must be an MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccination after 1980.
  2. Proof of, within the last 5 years, a Meningitis vaccination if you will be a first time freshmen and/or a student living in on-campus housing.
  3. A completed Tuberculosis screening form for all domestic students.
  4. If applicable, acceptable proof of Tuberculosis testing that is no more than twelve months old. The Student Health Center staff will notify you if this is needed once you have submitted the Tuberculosis screening form. 

Your health care provider should complete and sign the immunization form and the student should complete the Tuberculosis screening form as acceptable proof of immunizations and Tuberculosis screening. These forms should be returned to the Student Health Center 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.

 

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Where do I send my immunization information?

Drop off: University Center - Room 205
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.

I am only taking online classes; do I have to submit immunizations?

Yes, 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 UAH. 


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 received after 1980. Students ages 30 and older may submit evidence of one MMR if the dose was received after 1980. A copy of a blood test (titer) 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 Tuberculosis 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?

The first and best option to show proof of the university required immunizations is your childhood imminuzation records. Check with your parents, family doctor offices, health departments, high schools, etc. If you are unable to locate your immunization records below are 2 options:

  1. Obtain the vaccination(s) from your local or family doctor's office as well as walk-in clinics.
  2. If you are sure you obtained the vaccine(s) at some point in your life, you may choose to obtain a blood test known as a titer from your local or family doctor's office. This blood test can determine if you are immune to the disease. *In the event you are not immune to the disease you will need to obtain the vaccine(s). 


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 256-824-6948 or visit the Student Health Center Room 205. You may also email the Student Health Center at shc@uah.edu . Include your name, date of birth, and Student "A" number in your email.