The University recommends all students who are enrolled at the community college or university be fully immunized. D.C. Immunization Law 3-20 requires all students age 26 and under, who are enrolled in a post-secondary school of higher education (community college or university), to submit proof of immunization as follows:

  • Two (2) doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccines (MMR) or a positive blood test for MMR.
  • One (1) booster for Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) within the last 10 years.
  • 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 for Varicella.
  • One (1) Meningococcal Vaccine within the last 5 years for athletes and students living in university housing.

Tuberculosis (TB) testing is highly recommended for all international students, students who have studied or traveled aboard and others at high-risk for TB. Students under the age of 18 must also show proof for Polio immunization. Unless you submit all information to University Health Services (UHS) or submit verification that you are undergoing immunization, you will not be able to register for coursework at the University or community college. Retrieve your immunization records from your private physician’s office, military records, the local health department or your high school. All records must be written in English. Health profession program students preparing for clinical rotations are required to show proof of immunization and free of other specific communicable diseases.

If you are missing any of the above vaccines, please obtain that vaccine(s) from your private physician or community health center. You may also visit University Health Services at the Van Ness Main campus to obtain vaccinations for a fee considerably less than other clinics and health retailers or at no cost for those who qualify. Students covered by the student health insurance plan are eligible for all vaccines at no cost.

Students must complete the Immunization History Form and upload a copy of their immunization records by logging on to the Student Health Portal at All students, regardless of age, should complete the Medical History and Privacy forms in the portal under ‘My Forms’. A medical history on file helps document any chronic medical conditions (e.g. allergy, seizure, diabetes etc.), physical disabilities or significant medical condition which could impact their academic performance or medical care in an emergency.

If you need any additional information please visit our website or Related Links in the Student Health Portal Find instructions for the Student Health Portal here. Information on the mandatory immunization clearance here.

Immunization Fee Schedule

Faculty/Staff: $20 additional fee for immunizations.

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) $65 per dose
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria &Pertussis) $50 per dose
Hepatitis B $55 per dose
Meningococcal $125 per dose
Varicella $115 per dose