Immunization and Medical Clearance Requirements for U.S. Citizens and/or Permanent Residents

Welcome to UT Austin! To safeguard the health and well-being of all Longhorns, the following classifications of students must meet these immunization and medical clearance requirements before registering for classes.

  • All incoming first-time UT Austin students.
  • All students transferring from other institutions of higher education.
  • All students re-enrolling after a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for UHS to process the records you submit for these requirements and to remove your medical hold.

You must wait one business day following your admission decision to access the MyUHS/CMHC patient portal to upload your records.

Please only submit one vaccination record per student.

International Students
If you are an international student, visit the international student immunization and medical clearance requirement page.

Dell Medical School Student
If you are a Dell Medical School student, visit the Dell Medical School student immunization and medical clearance requirement page.

Immunization Requirements

Requirement #1 – Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine

  • Texas law (SB 1107) mandates that all entering UT students who will be 21 or younger on the first day of classes must receive the bacterial meningitis vaccine.
  • Any type of bacterial meningitis vaccine is acceptable.
  • The vaccine must be administered within five years of, and no later than ten days before, the first day of classes for the semester a student enters UT Austin.
Date Entering UT Austin Vaccine Administration Date
Summer 2024 The vaccine must have been administered on or after June 6, 2019.
Fall 2024 The vaccine must have been administered on or after August 26, 2019.
Spring 2025 The vaccine must have been administered on or after January 13, 2020.
Summer 2025 The vaccine must have been administered on or after June 5, 2020.
Fall 2025 The vaccine must have been administered on or after August 18, 2020.

Requirement #2 – Evidence of Measles Immunity

Evidence of measles immunity can include ANY of the following (#1, #2 OR #3):

A vaccine record containing any of the dosages listed below with the FIRST DOSE administered ON or AFTER 12 months of age and the SECOND dose administered at least 28 days after the first dose.

Two doses of the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella),


Two doses of the MMRV vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella),


Two doses of any combination of the vaccines listed above.

A positive blood test (titer)

  • A Rubeola IgG blood test with an official lab report showing:
  • The student’s full name, the antibody levels, and the interpretation that the antibody levels indicate immunity (POSITIVE).

*Not acceptable: A healthcare provider’s statement that a lab was positive or antibody present.

Birth before 1957

What Documentation Do I Need to Provide?

The following types of documentation are acceptable to meet the immunization and medical clearance requirements. Please submit BOTH of these documents (vaccine records and laboratory reports) in English (preferred).

Vaccine records that must include:

  • Your full name.
  • The vaccine name or vaccine abbreviation.
  • The day, month, and year the vaccine was given.

The record must be obtained from one of the following:

  • A state or local health authority.
  • A school that you previously attended.
  • Your healthcare provider.
  • A pharmacy note that includes your name, the vaccine name or vaccine abbreviation and the day, month, and year the vaccine was given to prove the pharmacist administered the vaccine. We recommend taking the “UHS- Documentation of Vaccines Received at a Pharmacy” Form to the pharmacy where you will receive the vaccine and having the pharmacist complete the form to ensure the documentation meets medical clearance criteria.

Laboratory reports that must include:

  • Your full name.
  • The antibody levels.
  • The interpretation of the test.

Unacceptable Documentation:

  • Pharmacy receipts and prescription labels, even if they show the patient and vaccine name.
  • A healthcare provider’s statement that a lab was negative or positive.

Exemptions from Medical Clearance Requirements and Required Documentation

You are strongly encouraged to consult with a physician about the need for these vaccines before requesting an exemption.

Ways to be exempt can include any of the following

  • You are enrolled in a fully online degree program.
  • You are unable to receive the vaccines because of medical reasons.
  • You are declining to receive the vaccines due to conscience, including a religious belief.

Forms to Be Used for Exemption

How to Complete and Submit the Exemption Forms

For these forms:

  • UHS/AIT Measles Medical Exemption Form
  • UHS/AIT Bacterial Meningitis Medical Exemption Form

All must be signed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. stating that, in the physician's opinion, getting a specific vaccine or vaccines would injure your health and well-being. After completion, the form can be submitted in the same way as the vaccine records (see below).

For this form:

  • Texas Department of State Health Services Exemption from Immunizations for Reasons of Conscience Affidavit

Texas law requires a notarized, ORIGINAL Texas Department of State Health Services Exemption from Immunizations for Reasons of Conscience Affidavit as the sole method for documenting an exemption to meningococcal vaccine requirements for reasons of conscience.

  1. Request this form at well before your registration date.
  2. DSHS will print the form on special paper and mail it to addresses within the United States only.
  3. After you receive the form in the mail, the form must then be notarized by a State of Texas Notary Public.
  4. Texas Notary Publics have various acceptable Remote Online Notarization (RON) processes. When an online Texas notary is utilized, the notary form needs to be attached to the original affidavit form when submitted to UHS.
  5. UHS cannot accept the Texas DSHS affidavit form if it is received more than 90 days after the date it was notarized.
  6. Next, the notarized ORIGINAL affidavit form must be sent to UHS by U.S. mail or another shipping service or by hand delivery. Emails, faxes, and copies of this form cannot be accepted.

Mail or hand deliver your notarized official affidavit to:

ATTN: Immunization Compliance
The University of Texas at Austin
University Health Services
100 West Dean Keeton Street, STOP A3900
Austin, TX 78712-1107

How to Submit Your Documentation to UHS

Keep a copy of the medical clearance requirement related documentation submitted to UHS to use as a backup in case there are issues with submission. Also, do not submit your documentation by more than one method. This will not shorten the processing time.

Upload via the MyUHS/CMHC Portal (Preferred Submission Method)

  • Log into the MyUHS/CMHCportal (ensure you have set up DUO)
  • Click on Medical Clearances. For each required immunization, enter the type(s) and date(s) exactly as shown on your record. Click Done when finished
  • Click on “Immunization Upload” and upload your records.

Once UHS reviews and verifies your records, your status will show as compliant. If uploaded documents do not fully satisfy requirement(s), UHS will contact you by secure message in the MyUHS/CMHC portal to describe what is needed to become compliant.

By U.S.Mail

ATTN: Immunization Compliance
The University of Texas at Austin
University Health Services
100 West Dean Keeton Street, STOP A3900
Austin, TX 78712-1107

  • Write your full name, EID, the semester you are entering (e.g., Fall 2024) and your email on your documents.
  • If you will attend a virtual or in-person New Student Orientation session, write the date it starts on the outside of your envelope (e.g., day/month/year – “Orientation").

By Fax


During rush periods, you may receive busy signals before being able to complete your fax. Include your full name and your date of birth on your cover sheet or faxed document.

How to Determine Whether Your Documentation Has Been Processed and Your Registration Hold Has Been Removed

  • Login to your Registration Information Sheet (RIS), scroll to Registration Holds to see whether you have a medical (or ‘H’) hold. This hold will be removed when your documentation is processed.
  • If it has been more than six weeks since you submitted documentation, and you have not received a secure message indicating a deficiency, email

Where to Get Your Vaccines to Satisfy Medical Clearance Requirements

University Health Services

Admitted students can call 512-475-8301, option #2 (Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) to schedule an appointment.

Health insurance is not required to use UHS, however UHS accepts most major U.S. insurance plans including the student health insurance plan, AcademicBlue. View information on the Healthyhorns Billing Office.

The vaccines are covered by the student health insurance plan, AcademicBlue.

Additional Vaccine Resources

  • Most doctor’s offices and private clinics
  • Many large pharmacy chains
  • Some minor emergency centers or walk-in clinics
  • If you have Medicaid or CHIP, contact your established healthcare provider as your first option.

If you are Uninsured or your Insurance will not Cover Vaccines

  • Those 18 or younger might qualify for the Texas Vaccines for Children Program. Call the United Way helpline (dial 211) to find a participating healthcare provider in your area.
  • Also, many full-service, city/county health departments in Texas offer free or low-cost vaccines through programs for those 18 or younger and certain vaccines for those over 18.


For questions regarding immunizations, medical clearance requirements and medical holds, call the UHS Allergy, Immunization, and Travel Health Clinic at 512-475-8301 or email In your email, provide your UT EID. Be as detailed as possible about your question or circumstance.

Business Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
1st and 2nd Wednesdays of the month, Closed from noon-1:30 p.m.