Do you need a copy of your immunization records from UHS?
Please follow instructions at Health Records.
On this page:
- Instructions for submitting immunization records
- Frequently asked questions about submitting immunization records
- What is recommended or required?
- For more information
Incoming students are expected to submit their immunization records, preferably at least 30 days before classes begin.
However, students who received immunizations in the State of Michigan do not need to submit Michigan immunization records, because UHS will have access to them at your first appointment. Please submit any other immunization records.
Here's how to submit immunization records:
1. COLLECT YOUR RECORDS:
Gather your existing records from your health care provider(s). Alternatively, you may want to ask for records from your high school or other institutions where immunizations were required.
Ask your health care provider to complete page 2 (and you complete page 1) of the Immunization Form for New Students (PDF)
2. ENSURE EACH PAGE IS LABELED:
Make sure each page of the records is labeled with the patient's name (first and last) and date of birth. If a page is not labeled, write that information on the page, ideally in the upper right corner, or alternatively anywhere on the page.
3. SUBMIT YOUR RECORDS:
Online: You may upload at most four separate PDF documents at a time.
Please upload only immunization records. Do not upload any other documents here.
Regarding Sex: Your health record will be created with the sex (Male/Female) marked here. If Other is marked, your health record will be created with Unknown sex. The sex listed in your health record can impact health care and insurance billing. If using health services that will be billed to insurance, the sex marked in your health record needs to match the sex that your health insurance plan has on file in order to avoid claim rejections.
Mail records including page 1 of the Immunization Form for New Students (PDF) to:
University Health Service – HIM Forms
207 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1050
Why should I submit my records? Immunization records are used to provide health care to students. Students may also need immunization records for academic programs, volunteer activites and travel.
When should I submit records? Please submit records at least 30 days before classes start.
What if I cannot submit records on time? Submit them later, or bring them with you to campus and deliver them when you arrive.
Can I submit records in another language? Records in English are strongly preferred, but you can submit records in another language. Please provide all "Student Information" on the Immunization Form for New Students (PDF) in English.
Will I know whether my records were received?
- If you submit online, you will receive confirmation.
- If you mail records, you will not receive confirmation.
How can I find out if I received all recommended immunization? Ask your health care provider to review your record, determine any needs (immunity against many diseases on the form can be determined through tests) and provide recommended immunizations. See recommendations below.
I received another immunization after submitting my records. How can I update this information?
- Photocopy your new immunization record
- Write your full name and date of birth on it
- Attach a note saying that it is an update
- Send it to the address in left column of this page
Be sure to keep a copy of all immunization records for yourself!
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? Can I register for classes if I don’t have immunizations or submit my immunization records? Immunizations are not a University requirement. Students can register for classes without immunizations and without submitting their immunization records, however academic programs or volunteer activities may have different requirements.
Which immunizations are recommended?
- Flu – Annually
- 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-diptheria-pertussis – Primary series completed and booster of Td or Tdap within the last 10 years
- Varicella (chicken pox), if you haven't had 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 parental consent to receive immunizations -- see Parent / Guardian Consent for a Minor to Receive Health Care Services.
For Students provides key information about health and wellness for new U-M domestic students.
For New International Students provides health and wellness information specifically for international students.
For Parents offers suggestions for helping students make a healthy transition to college.
Call 734-764-8320 ext 2 or email ContactUHS@umich.edu