New Student Immunizations
Health History Requirements
Updated June 29, 2022
- Prior to fall semester – July 25
- Prior to spring semester – January 25
Required Health History (Medications, Allergies, Medical Conditions, Family History, etc)
All students are required to complete the Health History section located in the UD Health Portal. Providing this information helps ensure appropriate and individualized care at Student Health.
This information can be updated at any time should your health history change.
Required Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire (TB testing may be required)
All incoming students must complete a tuberculosis (TB) screening questionnaire available in the “Medical Clearances” section of their UD Health Portal.
Students who have risk factors identified in their screening questionnaire are required to provide proof of a TB blood test (QuantiFERON or T-Spot) within six months prior to the start of classes. Beginning February 6, 2023, TB skin tests will no longer be accepted.
Students who have a positive TB blood test are required to have an initial chest x-ray before the start of classes (but no more than six months prior).
- If the initial chest x-ray is normal/negative, the student must upload the report to the UD Health Portal (Medical Clearances > TB Testing > Xray). This report must be signed by a licensed health care provider.
- Students with normal/negative initial chest x-rays will be permitted to start classes but will be referred to the Delaware Division of Public Health Tuberculosis Program for consultation upon arrival on campus.
- If the initial chest x-ray was performed outside of the United States, a follow-up chest x-ray must be obtained in the United States (either at Student Health Services or another US-based healthcare center) within 45 days of the start of classes. The student must upload documentation of this report to the UD Health Portal (Medical Clearances > TB Testing > Xray).
- Students who have been treated with medication for active or latent TB may submit documentation of their treatment instead of a TB blood or skin test.
- Please note, a chest x-ray alone does not substitute for a required TB blood test.
The University of Delaware requires the following vaccines for students:
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) – 2 doses after age 12 months, spaced at least 28 days apart
- Meningococcal ACWY – 1 dose after age 16 for students living on campus*
- COVID-19 – Primary series and one booster when eligible**
All incoming students must submit documentation of the required immunizations specified above. We encourage you to submit your entire vaccine record so that your health information is accurate.
Students may submit UD’s immunization form or an official copy of their immunization records from their healthcare provider. (See instructions below)
Specific academic programs may have additional immunization requirements.
*Meningitis ACWY compliance will be updated in the UD Health Portal once on-campus housing has been finalized. If you are living off campus, you may see that you are listed as non-compliant until all housing information has been updated. SHS recommends all students be vaccinated against Meningitis ACWY, though it is only required of students living on campus.
**COVID-19 vaccines with Emergency Use Listing by the WHO are accepted. If you have received a COVID-19 vaccine that is not recognized by the WHO, you must complete any FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine series in the United States.
How To Submit Your Immunization Records
- Acquire an official copy of your immunization recrod from your healthcare provider, school or public health department OR have your healthcare provider complete and sign the UD Student Health Immunization Form.
- Log into the UD Health Portal.
- Click the “Medical Clearances” link.
- Click the green “Update” button next to “Immunization Form.”
- Upload your immunization documentation outlined in Step 1.
- If you are having difficulty uploading your document within the Medical Clearances section, you can attach it via secure message on your UD Health Portal or fax it to 302-831-6407.
- Documentation is processed in the order it is received and the time frame for processing is dependent on submission volume. Please allow at least two weeks for processing.
- You can check the status of your submission in the “Medical Clearances” section of your UD Health Portal. While the submission is under review, your status will display as “Awaiting Review.” When the submission has been reviewed and approved, your status will display as “Compliant.” If information is missing from your submission, you will receive an email to your UD email account notifying you of a secure message in your UD Health Portal for your review.
To submit a request for a religious or medical exemption from the required immunizations, please complete the following instructions:
- Log in to your UD Health Portal and navigate to the Medical Clearances page from the menu.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and under the Clearance Exemptions section, click the Request an Exemption button.
- Using the drop-down menu, choose the clearance item you are requesting an exemption for.*
- *At this time, exemptions for each immunization requirement must be requested individually and supporting documentation must be submitted for each item. You may upload the same completed request form for each item.
- Please download and complete the appropriate section.
- If you are requesting a religious exemption, please provide your personal statement.
- If you are requesting a medical exemption, please have your MD/DO, PA or NP complete the medical exemption section.
- All students must sign the second page outlining the risks and responsibilities of being unvaccinated. Your request will not be approved without this signed agreement.
Non-Compliance with Immunization Requirements
Any student who is non-compliant with their immunization and/or tuberculosis testing requirements will have a hold placed on their student account and will be unable to register for future semesters.
Please upload a copy of your medical insurance card via the “Insurance Card” section of the UD Health Portal. Most campus wellbeing services are covered by the Wellbeing fee, although insurance may be billed for select services.
All students are required to have medical insurance. UD offers a Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for students through Aetna and University Health Plans. We encourage you to compare your current coverage (particularly out-of-state coverage) with the coverage offered through SHIP. If a student is opting not to enroll in SHIP, you must submit a waiver. If no waiver is received, the student will be automatically enrolled in SHIP. More information, including plan coverage, premiums, waivers, deadlines and contact information is available at universityhealthplans.com/ud.
Please note that Student Health Services does not manage enrollment of SHIP. Please visit the contact information in the website above for any questions.
Consent to Treat Minor Patients
If you will not be 18 years of age before the start of your first academic semester, please have your parent or guardian complete the Consent to Treat Minor Patients form. The form can be submitted through your UD Health Portal, in the “Immunization” Section, by clicking the grey “Immunization Upload” button at the top of the page. If you are having difficulty uploading your document, you can attach it via secure message on your UD Health Portal or fax it to 302-831-6407.
You will not be able to obtain routine or non-emergent care without this form on file.
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Phone: 302-831-2226, Option 1