Immunization Requirement

Please follow the directions in the section below for uploading your medical records to the Student Health Portal. If you have issues, please call our office for one-on-one assistance.

All medical records and immunization questions must be addressed via telephone. Records should be submitted either via the Student Health Portal (instructions below) or in person. A hard copy can also be mailed to our office via USPS or another mail carrier.

Do not send medical or vaccine records via email! We cannot accept medical records or discuss medical requirements via email due to U.S. privacy laws. Please call our office if you have questions or concerns. (202) 274-5030

Students failing to meet these requirements will not be able to register for classes until they are met or until they contact UDC Health Services to discuss specific circumstances and/or alternate arrangements.

If you need assistance or have questions, please contact UHS at (202) 274-5030.

Required Documentation:

All Students under the age of 26 years old at the start of the semester:

  • 2 doses of (MMR) Measles, Mumps and Rubella or proof of positive blood titers from a healthcare provider or lab record
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B or proof of a positive blood titer from a healthcare provider or lab record (will also accept 2 doses of Heplisav-B vaccine)
  • 1 dose of Tetanus which has been administered within the past 10 years
  • 2 doses of Varicella or proof of a positive blood titer from a healthcare provider or lab record

Housing Students and Student Athletes:

  • 1 dose of Meningococcal (MCV4, ACWY) administered within the past 5 years

International Students:

  • Tuberculosis (TB) testing completed (within 12 months) prior to the start of your first semester at UDC (Quantiferon Gold or TB skin testing/PPD).
  • This requirement must only be completed once.
  • Completion depends upon your country of origin. It is not required for students arriving from United Kingdom, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Mexico, Chile, or Jamaica. (These are low-risk countries.)
  • All students from higher risk countries are required to be tested for TB. Please refer to this map and list to determine the requirement for your home country. Please call our office (202) 274-5030 if you have any questions.
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Recommended Vaccines:

  • Annual influenza vaccine
  • Annual COVID-19 vaccine

Instruction sheet for uploading immunization record

How to Upload your Immunization Record: Register for the Student Health Portal

Please wait for at least 3 business days after official enrollment before attempting to register for the Student Health Portal. If you are still unsuccessful, please call UDC Health Services to ask for assistance (202) 274-5030.

For International Students only: To schedule a WhatsApp call to receive help with uploading documents to the Student Health Portal, please contact (Inquiries only! Do not send medical or vaccine records via email.)

Students should use their assigned UDC email address for login. If this does not work, try using the personal email address used to apply for UDC.

It is important to complete the full registration process below in one sitting (secondary authentication via email is time sensitive.)

  1. Go to
  2. Click on – Not Registered? Register
  3. Enter your student ID# including N and full date of birth mm/dd/yyyy.
  4. Once you have successfully registered, go to the email entered and look for an email from PYRAMED. The link will time out after 20 minutes!
  5. If you don’t see an email, please check your spam folder.
  6. Click on the link and log in using your security question. Create a password using a minimum of 7 characters.
  7. After the password has been created, go to udc.studenthealthportal and log in again.
  8. On the left side of the screen the student will see a tab which reads “Document Upload.”
  9. Go to the tab and upload a PDF copy of your student immunization record(s). Include all pages of the vaccine record or card that include patient information. It is alright to submit pages separately if necessary. Ideally, all pages should include patient identifiers (name, date of birth).
  10. Please avoid sending jpeg or cell phone images. (If these files must be sent because you do not have access to a pdf file or document scanner, please ensure images include patient identifiers and are clear and legible. If documents cannot be read, they will not be reviewed.)

Complete “My Forms” ONLY if you will be using the UDC Student Health Center for your regular medical care. Please, only complete the forms that apply to you.

Please allow at least 3 business days for office staff to review student medical records. During busy times of the year, processing time may be longer. If no email notification is received from PyraMed within the 3-day timeframe and you are in a rush to register, please call the clinic to request expedited service (202) 274-5030.

Keep in mind that if there are missing immunizations, the student may be asked to obtain needed vaccines before the immunization hold is lifted. Student situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.