Mandatory TB & Immunization Program

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 deadlines (see below). 

Steps to Complete

  1. See below for your formal deadline to comply.
  2. Log in to eTang “Medical clearances” page. 
  3. Complete the TB requirements.
    1. Complete the "TB Screening Questions" on eTang under "Medical Clearances."
    2. Submit additional documentation, if necessary.
  4. Complete the immunization items by entering your immunization dates or titer results on eTang under "Medical Clearances." 
    1. Note: only enter immunization or titer information that appears on your records.
    2. You will need to click ‘Update’ on the line for each item in order to enter your immunization dates.
    3. If you do not have the vaccines or immunization record, you will need to obtain the vaccines.
  5. Upload your immunization or titer records by clicking 'Update' on the line for 'Immunization Record’.
    1. You must upload medical records in English for each immunization and/or titer that you have entered on the eTang portal.
    2. Note: COVID-19 vaccine records must be uploaded to the ‘COVID-19’ line, not the ‘Immunization Record’ line.
    3. Once your COVID-19 vaccine & booster records have been uploaded and dose type/date have been entered on the Medical Clearances page, holds will lift automatically overnight. We are not able to lift the holds any faster. 
  6. Read more about the required age, dose, and interval parameters for each vaccine requirement:
  7. Check your compliance status on eTang by selecting "Medical Clearances."
  8. Schedule any outstanding vaccines/titers as soon as possible with your medical provider.
  9. 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 the following: 

  • TB testing can now be done without regard the timing of COVID vaccinations. The timing for TB testing after a live virus vaccine (MMR and Varicella) still needs to be one month. 
  • Students who are not fully compliant with all Mandatory TB & Immunization Requirements by the formal deadline will have a late fee and an enrollment block placed on their account for the following semester (see deadlines below).
    • Concurrent enrollment students will not get an enrollment hold for non-compliance for TB and non-COVID immunizations.  But we strongly recommend that you complete all these requirements before coming to campus. 
  • Students who falsify any immunization or TB screening information that is submitted will not be compliant with the requirements and may face disciplinary action if found to have violated the Berkeley Campus Code of Student Conduct (see Section V, Grounds for Discipline).

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.  Vaccine records need to be submitted in English.

Critical Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2023 New and Re-admitted Students (if you are in Freshman/Transfer Edge or Summer Bridge use the Summer 2023 dates below)                                                               

TB and Immunization (including COVID-19) Requirements:

  • Due Date: July 31, 2023

Influenza (flu) Vaccine Requirement:

  • 2022-23 Flu season ends April 30, 2023, so there is no flu vaccine requirement after this date.

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

  • August 1, 2023

Late fees for non-compliance for TB and Immunizations (including COVID-19):

  • September 1, 2023

Enrollment holds for non-compliance for TB and Immunizations (including COVID-19) posted to Cal Central (impacts Spring 2024 enrollment)

  • October 1, 2023

Summer 2023 New Graduate Students and Summer Bridge / Freshman Edge Students (continuing in the Fall)

Students in the following programs:

  • 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
  • Summer Bridge 
  • Freshman Edge

First day to complete/submit immunization records via eTang

  • May 1, 2023

Formal deadline to submit immunization (including COVID-19) and TB clearance records

  • May 31, 2023

Late fees for non-compliance for TB and Immunizations (including COVID-19):

(late fees do not apply to LLM students)

  • September 1, 2023

Enrollment holds for non-compliance for TB and Immunizations (including COVID-19) posted to Cal Central (impacts Spring 2024 enrollment)

  • October 1, 2023

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, 2023 (not eligible for SHIP)
  • Master of Financial Engineering - March 15, 2023
  • Master of Laws (LL.M. Professional Track and Hybrid Option only) - May 11, 2023
  • Master of Public Affairs - May 15, 2023
  • Master of Real Estate Development & Design - June 15, 2023
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - June 15, 2023

Summer 2023 Sessions Only (not continuing in the Fall)

First day to complete/submit immunization records via eTang*

  • February 15, 2023

Formal deadline to submit COVID-19 immunization requirements:

  • 7 days after your COVID-19 immunization requirement checklist is assigned**

Note: LLM students do not fall into that category and should see the above category for dates/information

*Summer-only students are only required to meet the Covid-19 requirement in the eTang portal.

**There are no late fees applied for non-compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for Summer session-only students.  Enrollment holds may be placed if a student registers for a future term/semester beyond Summer sessions and must be completed before enrolling. 

Spring 2023 New and Re-admitted Students

First day to complete/submit immunization records via eTang

  • October 27, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Requirement: 

  • Due: Now
  • All incoming students have an enrollment hold, meaning you will not be able to register for Spring 2023 classes until you have cleared this requirement.

Influenza (flu) Vaccine Requirement:

  • Due: December 1, 2022
    • Upload record of an influenza vaccine (flu shot) from August 2022 or later to your eTang portal.

TB and Immunization Requirements 

  • December 31, 2022*

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

  • January 1, 2023

Late fees for non-compliance for TB and non-COVID Immunizations:

  • February 1, 2023

Enrollment holds for non-compliance  for TB and Mandatory Immunizations posted to Cal Central (impacts Summer and Fall 2023 enrollment)

  • March 1, 2023  
  • Concurrent enrollment students will not get an enrollment hold for non-compliance for TB and non-COVID immunizations.  But we strongly recommend that you complete all these requirements before coming to campus.