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
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) or TB skin test (TST/PPD) within six months prior to the start of classes. Students who have positive skin or blood tests may also submit chest x-rays obtained in the United States as supporting documentation (SHS does not accept international x-rays).
Students who have a positive TB skin or blood test should call the Immunization Department at Student Health upon arrival to complete follow up requirements. 302-831-2226, Option 1.
- TB blood tests are strongly recommended for any student who has received the BCG vaccine or who has lived or spent time in an area with a high incidence of TB.
- 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 does not substitute for a required TB skin or 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 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.
How To Submit Your Immunization Records
- Log into the UD Health Portal.
- Click the “Medical Clearances” link.
- Click the green “Update” button next to “Immunization Form.”
- Upload your completed UD Student Health Immunization Form that is signed by your healthcare provider (or upload an official copy of your immunization record from your healthcare provider).
- **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.
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.
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.
Location: Laurel Hall, 2nd Floor
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Phone: 302-831-2226, Option 1