New students: Immunizations and medical tests

Immunizations and Medical Tests

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Students at the University of Delaware ELI are required to have certain immunizations and medical tests before coming to Delaware. Please see the information below for details.

Immunizations and Medical Tests

Required medical forms for new students

All new students are required to submit the Immunization Form and the Health History Form at least 2-4 weeks before coming to Delaware. Watch your email for further instructions.

Immunization Form

The ELI has made translations of the Immunization Form available in Simplified Chinese and in Arabic. You may download the translated documents below. Remember, your Immunization Form must be completed in English and signed by a medical professional.

Health History Form

Submit your medical forms
Please follow the instructions that have been provided to you in your e-mails from our ELI Admissions Team.

Tuberculosis (TB)

All ELI students from a country that has been identified as “high-risk” must be tested for Tuberculosis using the Quantiferon test before coming to Delaware.

After taking the Quantiferon test, the student must do the following:

  1. Ask the doctor to complete the “Tuberculosis” section of the student’s Immunization Form; and
  2. Send the Immunization Form to the University of Delaware at least 2 weeks before the program begins.

If you did not get tested before coming to Delaware, you will be required to take the Quantiferon test at the University of Delaware Student Health Services clinic on the first day of your program. This test will cost US $40.

For more information, contact ud-eli@udel.edu.

Do you need to be tested for Tuberculosis?

Only students from specific “high-risk” countries need to be tested for Tuberculosis (TB).

High-Risk TB Countries

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)

All ELI students are required to be vaccinated with at least 1 dose of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine before coming to Delaware. The date of the vaccine must be written on the student’s Immunization Form.

Note: Students who plan to pursue a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree at the University of Delaware will be required to obtain the second dose of the MMR vaccine during their first semester of full-time university study.

Price:

  • Students who obtain the MMR vaccine in Delaware must pay US $74.
  • We highly recommend that students obtain the MMR vaccine in their home country, as it is likely to be cheaper. Students who obtain the MMR vaccine in their home country must bring their proof of immunization to Delaware on their first day of Orientation so that they can avoid being vaccinated again (and to avoid paying the fee).
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Important

Consider getting the MMR vaccine in your home country. It will probably be cheaper than in the USA (or even free!).

Meningococcal vaccine

The Meningococcal vaccine is not required by Delaware State Law. The University of Delaware Student Health Services (on-campus clinic) is required to inform students about the vaccine. Students must choose be vaccinated or to decline the vaccine (you can indicate your choice on the Immunization Form).

Health insurance requirements

All students are required to have health insurance. Medical costs in the USA are very expensive. Health insurance helps to pay for medical expenses so that students can avoid having high medical bills.

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