University Health Services | Get Tested FAQ


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Immunization Compliance



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What immunizations do I need?

Vaccines are an effective way to prevent many illnesses. As a result, all college students need the following:

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Do I need to show proof that I have been screened for tuberculosis?

If you have lived in or traveled to an area where tuberculosis was prevalent, it is strongly encouraged that you be tested or provide proof of testing.

Why do I have to submit my immunization information?

It is important that you submit a copy of your complete official vaccine record so that we have it on file. The record must be obtained from your primary care physician, school vaccination records or military vaccination records. If you are exposed to an infectious disease, having a copy of your vaccine record will help us to more quickly determine if you are at risk for infection and steps needed to protect you.


How do I submit the required immunization information?


How will I know if I will be required to submit additional information?

You will be notified through the myUHS secure messaging system instructing you to review what additional information is needed.


What if my records are in my native language and not English?

The records must be translated to English before they are submitted.


What is the deadline for submitting the immunization information?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What do I do if I’m not sure I have all the necessary vaccines?

Make an appointment for an immunization evaluation. You can call the appointment line at 814-863-0774 OR make on on-line through myUHS.


Can I receive the vaccines at University Health Services?

Yes – Appointments can be made by calling the appointment line at 814-863-0774 OR on-line through myUHS.


Will my insurance pay for my visit to UHS?

You will need to check with your insurance carrier to see what services are covered by your policy. Visit our insurance page for more information.


What if I cannot have a specific immunization?

Students can request an exemption from the immunization requirement(s) if there is a medical contraindication or if religious or philosophical belief prohibits immunizations. A request for exemption should be submitted by email to Nancy Lambert, RN at

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