Congratulations on your acceptance to
the University. The staff of Health Services looks forward to assisting you
with maintaining optimal health so you may realize your full educational
potential. The Immunization Law of the District of Columbia requires all
students age 26 years and under, who are enrolled in a primary, secondary, or
post secondary school of higher education (college or university), to submit
proof of immunization prior to attending
classes as follows:
- Two (2) doses of Measles,
Mumps and Rubella vaccines (MMR)
or a positive blood test for MMR. The second dose must be at least 2
months after the first dose.
- A booster Td or Tdap is required 10 years
after the primary series.
- Three (3) doses of Hepatitis-B Vaccines or a positive
blood test for Hepatitis-B.
- Two (2) Varicella
(Chickenpox) vaccines or a positive blood test (Titers) for Varicella for proof of chicken pox
- One (1) Meningococcal Vaccine for athletes and others living in
Unless you submit all of this information to the University Health Services (UHS) or
submit verification that you are undergoing immunization, you will not be able
to register for classes at the University.
Possible places for retrieving your immunization records may be your
private physician’s office, military records, the local health department or
your high school.
note that Immunization records must be submitted directly to the University
Health Services and not to the office of Admissions.
International students: All records must be written in English, or accompanied
by a translation certified by your Embassy or other official. If you are missing any of the above vaccines,
please obtain that vaccine from your private physician or neighborhood health
clinic, prior to attempting to register.
Additionally, it is required that all
students, regardless of age, submit a medical history to the Health Services. A
form is available at the health unit and in your package. In addition, a recent
medical examination or medical report is requested for those students with any
disability or significant medical condition that could impact their academic performance or medical care in
If you need additional information or medical forms for
the above medical information, please contact the University Health Services at
(202) 274-5030, 10:00 am and
4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Your records are confidential and may be faxed
Please do not
come on campus if you are ill with fever, flu symptoms or any other contagious
illness, until you are well. If you become ill while you are on campus, please
come immediately to the health unit, Building 44, Room A-40. Thank you and have
a healthy semester!
the District of Columbia