Mandatory TB & Immunization Program

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Requirement Information

A determination has not yet been made whether the influenza immunization requirement will be continued for the 2021-2022 academic year. Any changes or continuation of that requirement will be announced at a later date.

About the Mandatory Requirements

All incoming and re-admitted students must satisfy TB screening and immunization requirements as mandated by the UC Office of the President by the established deadline before the semester starts. There will be no late fees applied for the Fall 2021 deadlines.

 Students starting in Fall 2021

At this time the campus has indicated that there will be a return to in-person classes for Fall 2021, therefore, the requirements should be met by the deadline.  

Please note: If you are staying remote for Fall 2021 and will not be coming to campus for any reason at any time through December 31, 2021, you can submit a Remote Study Waiver Request.  This form is available on eTang on the Downloadable Forms page. 

  Students who started this past Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

For those that were remote in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021, the TB and Immunization requirements were put on hold.  For Fall 2021 return to in-person classes, the requirements should be met by all Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 students prior to coming to campus. 

Telephone appointments available now to help with requirements

We strongly recommend that you take care of these requirements prior to coming to campus.  If you are unable to complete the requirements prior to coming to campus or need assistance, we are now offering phone appointments with our immunization team. If you are an incoming Fall 2021 student, you will not be eligible to be seen for services here at the Tang Center until August 1, however, you are currently eligible for an immunization review phone appointment, where a clinician can go over your records with you and put in orders for any necessary vaccines and/or titers, which you can then receive here on campus in August.  You can now  book a telephone appointment on eTang under ‘Appointments.’

Steps to Complete

  1. See below for your formal deadline to comply.
  2. Complete the TB requirements.
    1. Complete the "TB Screening Questions" on eTang under "Medical Clearances."
    2. Submit additional documentation, if necessary.
  3. Enter your documented immunization dates and upload recordsof all self-reported immunizations on eTang under "Medical Clearances." 
    1. Note: enter only dates for which you have verifiable records.
  4. Match your previous vaccines/titers against the required age, dose and interval parameters:
  5. Check your compliance status on eTang by selecting "Medical Clearances."
  6. Schedule any outstanding vaccines/titers as soon as possible with your medical provider.
  7. On the eTang portal you will also see a list of RECOMMENDED vaccines, this is separate from the required ones listed above, however, we strongly recommend you also get those as well.

Please note: 

  • For TB Testing, you will need to wait a month after your COVID-19 vaccines to get a TB test.

Students who are not fully compliant with all Mandatory TB & Immunization Requirements by the formal deadline will have an enrollment block placed on their account for the following semester.

If you need assistance with the compliance process, please contact us.

Suggested Timeline for Completing Requirements

Months Before Deadline What To Do
3 Months
  • Collect vaccination and TB test records. To do so, contact your past doctors offices and ask family members. See our webpage on finding your records for more information.
  • Submit TB screening questions on eTang.
2 Months
  • Make appointments for needed vaccinations and/or TB tests/chest X-rays.
1 Month
  • Make appointments for follow-up vaccines. 
  • Ensure your immunization and TB records are submitted on the eTang portal.

Immunization Requirements

COVID-19 Vaccine

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)

  • 2 doses given on or after your 1st birthday (doses must be given at least 28 days apart) OR positive titer results

Varicella (Chicken Pox)

  • 2 doses given on or after your 1st birthday (doses must be given at least 28 days apart) OR positive titer results

Pertussis (Tdap)

  • 1 dose given on or after your 7th birthday (MUST be Tdap or DTaP; Td, and DTP do not fulfill the requirement)

Meningococcal conjugate (required for all students under 22 years of age)

  • 1 dose given on or after your 16th birthday (MUST be MCV4/Men-ACWY; Men B and Bexsero do not fulfill the requirement)

Critical Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2021 New and Re-admitted Students                                                                                                      (Dates below also apply to those students who were remote in Fall 2020/Spring 2021)

First day to complete/submit immunization records via eTang

  • April 15, 2021

Formal deadline to submit immunization and TB clearance records

  • July 31, 2021 
  • August 4, 2021 for COVID-19 vaccine 

First day of SHIP and of Tang eligibility at student pricing;
First day to schedule Tang appointments for missing vaccines/titers

  • August 1, 2021

Enrollment holds for non-compliance posted to Cal Central (impacts Spring 2022 enrollment)

  • October 1, 2021.

There are no late fees for the Fall 2021 deadline.

Spring 2021 New and Re-admitted Students

First day to complete/submit immunization records via eTang

  • November 1, 2020

Formal deadline to be fully compliant with TB and Immunization Requirements:

  • December 31, 2020*

First day of SHIP and of Tang eligibility at student pricing;
First day to schedule Tang appointments for missing vaccines/titers

  • January 1, 2021

Enrollment holds for non-compliance posted to Cal Central (impacts Summer and Fall 2021 enrollment)

  • March 1, 2021

Summer 2021 New Graduate Students

If you are a new student enrolling in classes for Summer 2021, refer to the dates under "Fall 2021 New and Re-admitted Students" unless you are in one of the programs below:

  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Financial Engineering
  • Master of Laws (LL.M. Professional Track and Hybrid Option only)
  • Master of Public Affairs
  • Master of Real Estate Development & Design
  • Master of Arts in Teaching

First day to complete/submit immunization records via eTang

  • May 1, 2021

Formal deadline to submit immunization and TB clearance records

  • May 31, 2021

First day of SHIP and of Tang eligibility at student pricing;
First day to schedule Tang appointments for missing vaccines/titers

  • Executive Master of Business Administration - May 20, 2021(not eligible for SHIP)
  • Master of Financial Engineering - March 15, 2021
  • Master of Laws (LL.M. Professional Track and Hybrid Option only) - May 11, 2021
  • Master of Public Affairs - May 15, 2021
  • Master of Real Estate Development & Design - June 15, 2021
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - June 15, 2021