Mandatory TB & Immunization Program

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 deadlines (see below). 

 Remote Study Waiver Request

If you are staying remote for Spring 2022 and will not be coming to campus for any reason at any time through the end of the Spring semester, you can submit a Remote Study Waiver Request.  This form is available on eTang on the Downloadable Forms page. 

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.
  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 an enrollment block placed on their account for the following semester.
    • 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 2021 New and Re-admitted Students                                                                  

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 8, 2021 (changed from Oct 1)

There are no late fees for the Fall 2021 deadline.

Spring 2022 New and Re-admitted Students

First day to complete/submit immunization records via eTang

  • November 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Requirement: 

  • Due: Now
  • All incoming students have an enrollment hold, meaning you will not be able to register for Spring 2022 classes until you have cleared this requirement.

Influenza (flu) Vaccine Requirement:

  • Due: November 19, 2021
    • Upload record of an influenza vaccine (flu shot) from August 2021 or later to your eTang portal.

TB and Immunization Requirements 

  • December 31, 2021*

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

  • January 1, 2022

Enrollment holds for non-compliance  for TB and Mandatory Immunizations posted to Cal Central (impacts Summer and Fall 2022 enrollment)

  • March 1, 2022
  • 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. 

Summer 2022 New Graduate Students

If you are a new student enrolling in classes for Summer 2022, 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, 2022

Formal deadline to submit immunization and TB clearance records

  • May 31, 2022

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, 2022(not eligible for SHIP)
  • Master of Financial Engineering - March 15, 2022
  • Master of Laws (LL.M. Professional Track and Hybrid Option only) - May 11, 2022
  • Master of Public Affairs - May 15, 2022
  • Master of Real Estate Development & Design - June 15, 2022
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - June 15, 2022