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Immunization & TB Requirements

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.

  1. 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."
  2. Proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella
  3. 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. The TB test must be administered in the United States.

Take the completed, signed form with your immunization records to the UHS Allergy/Immunization Clinic upon arrival to Austin (Student Services Building, second floor). 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.

Important Note: Do not send any medical requirement-related documentation to UHS even though you will continue to get emails from Admissions saying you are not in compliance. Instead, hand-deliver your documents to UHS as soon as you get to Austin.