Immunization

To prevent illness and protect the health of everyone, USF requires specific populations of students to be immunized.

Requirements

USF has different requirements for domestic undergraduate, domestic graduate, and international students. See below to find out more information on each.

Undergraduate (domestic)

Immunization:

  • Proof of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) immunization
    Must have two doses, at least one month apart
  • Proof of  three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine or a test showing immunity for all students 18 years of age or younger.

Exclusions:

  • Students born before January 1, 1957.

Graduate (domestic) who live in USF-operated housing

Immunization

  • Proof of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) immunization
    Must have two doses, at least one month apart

Exclusions

  • Students born before January 1, 1957

International

International students are highly recommended getting their immunization in their home countries before arriving at USF.

 Immunization

  • Proof of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) immunization
    Must have two doses, at least one month apart
  • Proof of Tuberculosis PPD (Mantoux) test administered in the last 12 months.
  • Students with a positive PPD are required to submit a chest x-ray administered within the last 12 months
  • Proof of three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine or a  test showing immunity.

Exclusions

  • None

For more information on the required immunizations, download the CDC Vaccine Information Sheets:

Deadlines

The deadline to submit proof of required immunizations depends on your term of admission:

  • Fall 2014: September 1, 2014 at 5pm
  • Spring 2015: February 1, 2015 at 5pm

Failure to submit proof of immunizations by the appropriate deadline will result in a $100 fine and may also result in a registration hold on your student account.
 

Intensive English Program Deadlines:

Session A (5/19/2014 - 06/27/2014)

The deadline to submit immunization records for IEP students within Session A is Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5pm.

Session B (6/30/2014 - 8/8/2014)

The deadline to submit immunization records for IEP students within Session B is Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5pm.

Submit Proof

Students are required to submit immunization records online at the following. If you have problems accessing the link, please contact our department.
 

Required Immunization Submission (Click Here)

If you are unable to obtain official records, you may ask a licensed medical provider to complete this supplemental form USF Immunization Form 2014-15. This form must be submitted online using the link above to the Health Promotion Services.

All students are strongly encouraged to get their immunizations before coming to campus. If you are unable to obtain records from a medical establishment, we will accept official records from your high school or college in the United States, so please make an inquiry.

For Nursing Students:

Nursing students have supplementary immunizations required by clinical sites, so are therefore expected to submit their immunization records to the School of Nursing and Health Professions, NOT Health Promotion Services. For more information on the School of Nursing and Health Professions immunization requirements, please visit www.usfca.edu/nursing/healthrequirements.

USF Student Health Services

If you are unable to obtain proof of immunization before you arrive at USF, you may visit Dignity Health Medical Group Student Health Services to receive all required immunizations. Students or their insurance plans will be billed for these immunization. 

Dignity Health Medical Group Clinics

St Mary's Office 
2250 Hayes Street, 3rd Floor          
Appointments (415)750-5995         

Saint Francis Office
1199 Bush Street, Suite 400
Appointments (415) 292-3700

Exceptions

Exceptions to the immunization requirement may be granted for the following reasons:

  • Conflict with personal religious belief. Student must sign an affidavit affirming that the use of immunization conflicts with a strong, personal religious belief.
  • Conflict with medical condition. Student must provide documentation from a licensed medical professional that immunization should not be given due to a medical condition.