Immunization and Tuberculosis Testing Requirements
Please note that the International Office cannot answer questions or offer guidance about vaccination and TB screening. For questions about these issues, contact UHS directly.
International students cannot register for classes until they have submitted documentation to University Health Services (UHS) that they have met certain requirements.
- Proof of a meningococcal (bacterial meningitis) vaccine that was administered within five years of the first official day of classes and no later than ten days before the first day of the semester. For more information on the meningococcal vaccine requirement, go to the UHS website and click “Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement."
- Proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella
- A tuberculosis (TB) screening test performed in the United States
Please print the "TB and Vaccination History for International Students" form found on the UHS website and have your healthcare provider complete and sign it. If you are outside the United States, DO NOT complete the TB screening portion unless you can get the IRGA (Quantiferon) blood test in your home country, submit your results in English, and include a copy of the lab report. If there is difficulty with translation, interpretation of results, or legibility of documents presented to UHS, you may be asked to repeat the test.
Take the completed, signed form with your immunization records to the UHS Allergy/Immunization Clinic as soon as possible upon arrival in Austin (Student Services Building 2.104). It can take 2 to 5 days to lift your medical registration bar after getting the TB screening blood test, depending upon the result. If your healthcare provider cannot complete the form, provide an alternate form of immunization documentation to UHS if you have it.
For details about medical clearance requirement, see Medical Requirements for International Students on the UHS website.