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Student Health Requirements   

Immunization Requirements

Immunizations are a big part of preventative health care and wellness. They save lives by protecting you, and our Highlander community, from disease.

As part of our on-going commitment to campus-wide health and safety, UCR is implementing the following Immunization Plan.

Immunization Requirements for Students Entering UCR Fall 2017 and Later               

The University of California is committed to protecting the health and well‐being of our students. Therefore, all of the UC campuses are implementing procedures to ensure that students are educated about and receive vaccinations to prevent potentially serious and contagious diseases. Despite the fact that many people do receive the recommended vaccines, there are still documented outbreaks of vaccine‐preventable‐diseases (VPD) in California each year amongst those who were not completely immunized. 

Vaccination and Screening Requirements and Recommendations are adopted from the California Department of Public Health IMMUNIZATION & SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS in place February 9, 2016.

NOTE that revisions to the CDPH recommendations will be reflected in UC requirements for the subsequent academic term


All incoming UC students are REQUIRED to obtain these vaccines and undergo Tuberculosis screening

Required Vaccination


Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

2 doses; first dose on or after 1st birthday.

Varicella (chickenpox)

2 doses; first dose on or after 1st birthday.

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)

1 dose after age 7

Meningococcal conjugate-- (Serogroups A, C, Y, & W-135)

1 dose on or after age 16 for all students age 21 years or younger

Screening for Tuberculosis

All incoming students who are at higher risk for TB infection should undergo either skin or blood testing for TB infection. (Higher risk includes travel to or living in South & Central America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East; prior positive TB test; or exposure to someone with active TB disease.)


  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (for women and men through age 26 years)  
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (all students regardless of age)
  • Meningococcal conjugate (students up to age 23)
  • Meningococcal B (ages 16-23 who elect vaccination after discussion with their healthcare provider)
  • Influenza vaccine (annual; all students regardless of age)
  • Hepatitis A vaccine (all students regardless of age)
  • Pneumococcal vaccine (for students with certain medical conditions e.g., severe asthma, diabetes, chronic liver or kidney disease)
  • Poliovirus vaccine (if series not completed as a child)
  • Vaccines for international travel, based on destination

 Get Your Immunizations

As a UCR student – or newly admitted student – you can receive immunizations at UCR's Student Health Services. To make an appointment, log in to the patient portal. 

Immunizations are free to those enrolled in Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Students on other health plans will need to pay for their immunizations.

If you’re a newly admitted UCR student who plans to enroll in SHIP, you will not be covered until the first day of the fall quarter. If you come to Student Health Services during the summer months – anytime prior to the first day of the fall quarter – you will not have an enrolled status at UCR.

How to Submit Immunization Records & TB Screening

Portal access for incoming students will be available soon. Please note that registration holds WILL NOT be in effect for fall registration. Please check back for updates.

ALL incoming students must complete the online Student Immunization Record form and the online Incoming Student TB Screening form.  Both forms are found in the patient portal under the forms link. ONLY online submission is accepted. No paper forms will be accepted. You will need to have your shot record and/or blood titer laboratory results available to complete the online Student Immunization Record form. You may obtain your shot records from your medical provider, parents or high school. Copies of your immunization or lab reports must be uploaded.


More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Student Health Services
Veitch Student Center

Tel: 951-827-3031
Fax: 951-827-3133
E-mail: health@ucr.edu