Do I need to comply?

All incoming and re-admitted students must satisfy TB screening and immunization requirements as mandated by the UC Office of the President prior to the start of their first semester (FAQ).   Failure to comply by the deadline may result in a block of your enrollment in classes for the following semester.

  Important Fall 2020 Updated Information

We are waiving the $50 late fee due to the COVID situation. 

Whether you are going to be studying/living remotely or on campus the due date of 7/31/20 remains the same and enrollment holds for non-compliance will be 10/1/20 per the UC systemwide policy.

  • For those that are coming to campus and still have requirements to meet, we will likely be holding immunization clinics/appointments at the start of the semester.  Check our website in early August for details.
  • For international students, we realize that not all of the required vaccines may be available in your country and we will work with you on your situation if you are missing a vaccine.


TB & Immunization Requirements are for all students who:

  • Are starting a new degree-bearing program at UC Berkeley**, even if they previously attended UC Berkeley or another UC institution

  • Have withdrawn and are now returning or have been re-admitted to UC Berkeley

  • Are attending UC Berkeley as EAP/Reciprocity students for one or more semesters

**Students enrolled in the Master of Information & Cybersecurity program, the Master of Information & Data Science program, the Online Only Master of Public Health program, and UC Extension are exempted from these requirements.

Please see the University of California Immunization Plan for more information on this mandate.

Students who have previously attended UC Berkeley

If you first attended UC Berkeley prior to Fall 2016, the immunization requirement at that time does not meet the current requirements. You will need to complete the new requirements.

If you first attended UC Berkeley in Fall 2016 or later, check the "Medical Clearances" tab on eTang to verify which requirements are still compliant and which need to be revised. At a minimum, the TB Clearance requirement(s) must be completed again in almost all cases.

Students who have previously attended another UC institution

We are not able to access or transfer the records you submitted to your previous UC institution. You will need to submit them personally via eTang.


Personal exemptions for the immunization and TB Clearance requirements are not permitted. For more detail, review the University of California Immunization Exemption Policy.

Medical exemption requests will be evaluated individually by the UHS Medical Director. Download the Medical Exemption Request form and have it filled out and signed by your medical provider, then submit via mail or fax well before the deadline to allow sufficient time for review.

By mail:

UHS Administration - attn: Medical Director
2222 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-4300

By fax:

(510) 642-1801 - attn: Medical Director

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

Read more about the requirements from UHS Medical Director, Anna Harte