Requirements: Immunizations

The deadline for Spring 2018 is Monday, January 1. Please follow the instructions to complete your requirement.

Below are details on how to comply with the UC Immunization Requirement.

All new students must also complete a TB Risk Screening. For background on this requirement, see the University of California Immunization Plan.

Prepare for online submission: Review the step-by-step instructions (link is external) and complete the Immunization Worksheet below.  Log into eTang patient portal with your CalNet ID and open the immunization form.  Fill out the relevant dates for required immunizations.  Add image of immunization records.  Submit the form online.  Wait 7-10 days for campus to process your submission.  Cal Central checklist item will be cleared once your submission has been approved.

Required Immunizations

VaccineProof of Immunization Required
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) 2 doses; first dose no more than 4 days before your 1st birthday - OR - Titer (blood test) showing immunity.
Varicella (chickenpox) 2 doses; first dose no more than 4 days before your 1st birthday - OR - Titer (blood test) showing immunity.
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)1 dose on or after 7th birthday (NOTE: Td/DTP does NOT satisfy the requirement)
Meningococcal Conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, & W-135)No more than 4 days before 16th birthday; applicable for all students under age 22 on first day of instruction. (NOTE: Meningococcal Conjugate commonly goes by the names "Menveo" or "Menactra”)

Timeline: Overview of the Immunization Requirement process

  1. Prepare for online submission:
    1. Review the step-by-step instructions
    2. Complete the Immunization Worksheet (for your reference only; form does not need to be uploaded)
  2. Log into the eTang patient portal with your CalNet ID and open the immunization form. 
  3. Fill out the relevant dates for required immunizations. 
  4. Add image or PDF file of immunization records. 
  5. Submit the form online. 
  6. Wait 7-10 days for campus to process your submission. 
  7. Cal Central checklist item will be cleared once your submission has been approved.

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  1.  I do not have access to my vaccine records, what do I do? 
  2. If I had chicken pox as a child do I still need the varicella vaccine?
  3. Tdap is not available in my country - what should I do? 
  4. I got vaccinated for Meningitis when 12, do I need to get it again?
  5. How will I know if further TB assessment is required? 

Find these answers and more on our FAQs page.

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