Required Immunization

All new students are required to provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps and rubella, and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.  All new students must also provide proof of immunization against hepatitis B and meningococcal meningitis or sign a waiver declining these immunizations. An immunization form must be completed and immunization information must be entered at mystudenthealth.miami.edu, and the completed immunization form must be uploaded to mystudenthealth.miami.edu  prior to arrival on campus.  For students less than 18 years old, the meningitis/ hepatitis vaccine waivers must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Students should also consider immunization against varicella (chicken pox).

All international students must also be screened for risk of tuberculosis by completing page two of the immunization form, and all nursing, physical therapy and medical (M.D.) students are required to obtain additional immunizations and tuberculosis screening as described on the nursing and physical therapy immunization form and medical student immunization form. Health Sciences students are now able to complete their annual symptom reviews (PPD questionnaires) at mystudenthealth.

  1. Sign onto mystudenthealth.miami.edu
  2. Click on ‘forms and resources’ on the left hand column
  3. Then click ‘Annual PPD questionnaire’.
  4. Answer the question and click ‘submit’.

Immunization information must be entered at mystudenthealth.miami.edu prior to uploading to allow for verification.

Immunization information is provided to the State of Florida FLORIDA SHOTS immunization registry. Students can opt-out of the immunization registry by contacting us at studenthealth@miami.edu. This is an opt-out of sharing immunization information with the State of Florida registry and NOT an opt out of the immunization requirement.

Deadlines for submission of immunization records are Fall - August 22nd, Spring - January 15th and Summer - April 15th for all except medical students. Medical student deadlines are as stated on the medical student immunization form. Failure to comply with these immunization requirements prior to the beginning of your first semester will interfere with registration and a $50.00 late processing fee will be charged for any form received after the start of the semester. Forms will be processed within 48 hours of receipt, and immunization status can be verified via mystudenthealth.miami.edu.

Most students will be able to obtain the required immunization information from their prior medical providers or from their prior high school, college or university. Students who believe that they were previously immunized but are unable to provide proof of immunization may either obtain blood tests confirming immunity or obtain the necessary immunizations. Immunizations and blood tests documenting immunity are available at the Student Health Service. All charges are in addition to processing fees for late forms.

All students living on campus will also be asked to document receipt of hepatitis and meningococcal meningitisimmunizations, or to acknowledge both receipt of information about these vaccines and preference against immunization. This can be done during completion of the immunization form or via mystudenthealth.miami.edu.