Do you need a copy of your immunization records from UHS?
Please follow the instructions at Health Records.
How to submit a student's immunization records
Students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit their vaccination information by July 15. Use VaxViewer to report your COVID-19 vaccination and see these frequently asked questions about reporting your vaccination.
To report all other vaccinations, please fill out this UHS student health information form. This form collects childhood immunization records and health insurance information so an electronic health record can be created for health care received at UHS. Personal insurance will be billed for services not covered by the health service fee.
To submit immunization records by mail, print and complete this Immunization Form for New Students.
Are immunizations recommended? U-M recommends that students come to school fully immunized to protect their health. Immunizations are one of the most effective public health measures in preventing communicable diseases.
Are immunizations required? Immunizations are not required by the US government or the university with one exception: All students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit vaccine information by July 15.
The U.S. Government also requires you to be fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to travel to the United States by plane if you are a non-U.S. citizen or non-U.S. immigrant.
You may arrange for a physical exam with your home health care provider (recommended but not required). At that visit, you can update immunizations.
We encourage you to be fully immunized. Immunizations are recommended to protect your health and the health of others.
Which immunizations are recommended for students?
- Flu – Annually
- COVID-19 when available
- Hepatitis A & B
- Human papilloma virus (HPV)
- Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) – Two doses
- Meningitis – Recommended for all first-year students living in residence halls; other students under age 25 may choose to be vaccinated to reduce their risk of disease; ask your health care provider if a booster is recommended
- Polio – Primary series completed
- Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis – Primary series completed and booster of Td or Tdap within the last 10 years
- Varicella (chicken pox), if you haven't had the disease
Is a tuberculosis (TB) test required? A TB test is not a university requirement, however academic programs or volunteer activities may have different requirements.
Is a physical exam required? You may want to arrange for a physical exam with your home health care provider and update immunizations at that time, but a physical exam is not required by the university. (Athletic teams or clubs may have different requirements.)
Does UHS give immunizations? Are there fees? Immunizations are available at UHS for a fee. See Immunizations.
Do minors need parent /guardian consent for immunizations? Yes, students under 18 years old need written parent/guardian consent to receive immunizations. To give consent, parents/guardians should complete the Parent / Guardian Consent for a Minor to Receive Health Care Services form.
Frequently asked questions
Will my immunizations be available in the patient portal? Once immunization records are submitted through the UHS student health information form, they are entered into the student's electronic health record. Please note, that this process takes time and they may not be visible until after your first appointment.
How do I set up my patient portal? After the UHS student health information form is submitted, you will receive an email from Michigan Medicine that includes a unique link and activation code to set up your patient portal (UHS and Michigan Medicine share our electronic health records). Please create your account within 24 hours after receiving this email.
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Page last updated June 7, 2022