It is the policy of the University Health Center to comply with the mandatory immunization program established by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. These requirements include documented proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, and hepatitis B, and completed screening questionnaire for tuberculosis prior to registration at the University of Georgia. All entering students must meet these requirements, and no clearances are given to allow registration without meeting these requirements.
For additional information or assistance, contact UHC Registration and Health Information department at 706-542-8617.
The following Certificate of Immunization and TB Screening Form must be printed, completed, signed by your doctor, and returned to the health center before you can register for classes. Please keep a copy for your records.
Immunizations Packet: Certificate of Immunization Form and Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Form
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Mail, fax, or email to:
Registration and Health Information Dept.
University Health Center
55 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602-1755
Questions about immunization requirements? Call Patient Registration and Health Information at 706-542-8617.
Visit the Health Information page for information on transferring immunization records.
Listed below are the immunization requirements for students entering the University of Georgia. Please review the chart below for additional recommended vaccines. All required vaccines are available at the University Health Center. Please check in at Patient Registration.
|MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)||Applies to students born in 1957 or later. Two doses or titers with results attached are required. First dose of MMR must be given after the first birthday with the second dose at least 28 days later.|
|Varicella (Chicken Pox)||Applies to U.S. born students born in 1980 or later, and all foreign born students regardless of year born. Two doses are required, or titer with results attached. The second shot must be given at least 4 weeks apart.|
|Tetanus/Diptheria (Tdap)||All students must have one dose of Tdap and a Td booster if the Tdap is more than 10 years prior.|
|Hepatitis B||All students 18 years old or younger at the time of matriculation. 3 doses are required, with the second dose given 1-2 months after the first dose, and the third dose given 4-6 months after the first dose.|
|TB (Tuberculosis screening)||All students must complete the “Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire (Required), page 2 of the immunization form, and return this to the University Health Center. All students with a “Yes” answer to any question must also complete page 3, “Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment,” and return this to the University Health Center.|
|Hepatitis A||2 doses are recommended for students who will be traveling abroad and with specific medical conditions.|
|HPV (Human Papillomavirus)||Recommended for unvaccinated males and females through age 26 years. Shared decision making with your medical provider for those 27 and older.|
|Influenza||Flu shots are recommended each year at start of influenza season (October – March) and are strongly recommended for students with chronic medical conditions as well as those living in residence halls or other group living situations, or if a member of an athletic team.|
|Meningitis (Meningococcal disease)||Freshmen or other new students who will reside in university housing or in sorority or fraternity houses are required to sign a document indicating that they have received the Meningitis ACYW-135 vaccine or have reviewed information about the disease. This documentation is included in the UGA housing contract. Meningitis ACYW-135 is strongly encouraged for all students under age 22, with a second booster does prior to admittance if it has been more than 5 years since the initial dose. Meningitis B is a different vaccine. It is a 2 or 3 dose vaccine that should be considered for unvaccinated students younger than 23 years.|