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 2021 Updated Information

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 all incoming students prior to coming to campus, as well as those Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 students who were remote. We encourage you to start this process early as you may be required to complete additional steps prior to arrival on campus.

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  • Have withdrawn and are now returning or have been re-admitted to UC Berkeley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

Exemptions

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 upload it to eTang under Downloadable Forms.

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

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