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State of Connecticut General Statutes as well as University of Connecticut regulations require each full-time or matriculating student born after December 31, 1956, to provide proof of adequate immunization or screening against measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, meningitis and tuberculosis before permitting such student to enroll at the university.

Student Health and Wellness provides vaccinations, blood tests or tuberculosis testing on a fee for service basis. Regional Campus students must use providers in their local community.

Proof of Immunizations

Step 1: Obtain a copy of your official immunization record from you physician’s office.

Step 2: Go to Student Health Portal select “pending forms” and enter your immunization information.

Step 3: Upload your official immunizations record OR Health History Form under ‘document upload’ on your Student Health Portal.

Instructions:

  • Students over 29 years of age do not need to provide Meningococcal vaccination information.

Immunization/Screening Requirements

Measles (Rubeola)

Measles (Rubeola) – you must provide proof of one of the following:

  • TWO measles (or MMR) immunizations (one after your first birthday and one at least 28 days later), OR
  • Documentation of positive measles titer (blood test), OR
  • Documentation of date of measles disease by your health care provider on the Health History Form.

Rubella

Rubella – you must provide proof of one of the following:

  • TWO rubella (or MMR) immunization (one after first birthday and one at least 28 days later), OR
  • Documentation of positive rubella titer (blood test), OR
  • Documentation of date of rubella disease by your health care provider on the Health History Form.

Mumps

Mumps – you must provide proof of one of the following:

  • TWO mumps (or MMR) immunizations (one after your first birthday and one at least 28 days later), OR
  • Documentation of positive mumps titer (blood test), OR
  • Documentation of date of mumps disease by your health care provider on the Health History Form.

Varicella

Varicella (Chicken Pox)  If you were born on or after 01/01/1980, you must provide proof of one of the following:

  • TWO varicella immunizations (one after your first birthday and one at least 28 days later), OR
  • Documentation of positive varicella titer (blood test), OR
  • Documentation of date of varicella disease by your health care provider on the Health History Form.

    Tuberculosis Screening & Testing

    Tuberculosis Screening – Complete the “Tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment” on your student health portal. If you answer “yes” to questions B, C or D you will need a TB test. All Tuberculosis testing must be done within 6 months of your matriculation date.

    If required there are two acceptable testing methods:

    1. Interferon-Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) This is the preferred method. The two IGRAs that are commercially available in the U.S. are:
      • QuantiFERON®-TB Gold  (QFT-GIT)
      • T-SPOT® (T-Spot)
    2. Mantoux tuberculin skin test (PPD)

    If your TB test is positive, or if you have had a positive TB test in the past, you will need a chest x-ray. We accept chest x-rays done within the past 6 months. The radiology report MUST be attached in order for us to accept the x-ray result.

      Meningococcal

      *The Meningococcal requirement applies to students living in university housing*

      • Meningococcal (MCV4) – Students living in university-owned housing must provide proof  of receiving at least one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine not more than 5 years before enrollment.
      • Accepted strains:
        • Menactra
        • Menveo
        • Nimenrix

      For more information about the Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine, please visit immunize.org

        Recommended Immunizations

        Hepatitis B

        Hepatitis B – This is not a requirement, however we recommend you be immunized against Hepatitis B.

          • Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection which may be asymptomatic; it is common in many countries of the world, especially countries in sub-Saharan Africa, in the Amazon basin of South America, and in countries in eastern and southeastern Asia. It is strongly recommended that all students (even those who have been immunized) who were born in any of these countries, or whose mothers were born in any of these countries, be screened for prior infection with a Hepatitis B surface antigen test.(More information on Hepatitis B can be found on the CDC Website

            Meningitis Serogroup B

            Meningitis Serogroup B – This is not a requirement, however we recommend you be immunized given the recent outbreaks on three college campuses in the Northeast.

            • In February 2015, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended routine use of MenB vaccines in certain groups of persons at increased risk for serogroup B meningococcal disease, including during outbreaks of serogroup B meningococcal disease.

            Tetanus and Diphtheria

            Tetanus and Diphtheria – This is not a requirement, however vaccination against tetanus and diphtheria has markedly reduced the number of cases and deaths from tetanus and diphtheria in the United States in all age groups. A booster every 10 years is recommended.

            For more information on required or recommended vaccinations visit www.immunize.org/vis/

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