Immunization Services Offered
- COVID-19 vaccinations
- Flu vaccinations
- Routine vaccinations
- TB Skin testing. Note: we do not perform TB skin tests on Thursdays.
- Ordering of Quantiferon Gold or T-Spot tests for TB screening or positive TB skin tests
- Ordering of blood titers to confirm immunity status to various diseases
- Drug screening for Health Science clinical rotations
- College of Medicine Away Rotation Form completion
- Medical clearance for fit testing (Health Science students only)
- COVID-19*: This is a 2-3 dose series, depending on the manufacturer. These vaccines are evolving with the pandemic. A completed primary dose series AND booster dose is recommended for students. Those 50+ and/or immunocompromised are eligible for a 2nd booster.
- Hepatitis A: This is a 2-shot series, given over a 6-month period. This is considered a lifetime vaccination
- Hepatitis B*: This is a 3-shot series, given over a 6-month period. For most, this is considered a lifetime vaccination. A 2-dose series is available for those who qualify
- TwinRix: This Hep A+B combination vaccination is a 3-shot series, given over a 6-month period. This is considered a lifetime vaccination
- HPV*: It is given as a 3-shot series, over a 6-month period. This is a considered a lifetime vaccination which protects against the human papillomaviruses that cause most cervical cancers, anal cancer, and genital warts
- Influenza*: This is a seasonal vaccination, and should be updated yearly
- Japanese Encephalitis: This is a 2-dose series, given 7-28 days apart (this is available only with a Travel appointment)
- Meningococcal (MenACWY)*: This is considered effective protection against meningitis caused by serogroups A, C, W, & Y for approximately 5 years, and might need to be updated for travel into endemic areas
- Meningitis B*: This is a 2 or 3 shot series, given over a 1 to 6 month period. This is considered to offer protection against meningitis caused by serogroup B
- MMR*: 2-MMRs are considered a lifetime vaccination*
- Polio*: The inactivated injectable Polio vaccination is considered a one-time adult booster for those who received the Polio series as a child
- Rabies: This is a 2 or 3-shot series. For continued risk/exposure to potential rabies, titer levels may need to be checked per CDC recommendations to determine booster needs
- Shingles: For people 50 years or older. Need CHS provider order
- Tdap/Td* (Tetanus/Diptheria/Acellular Pertussis): Recommended to booster every 10 years
- Typhoid: This is available in either the oral or injectable vaccination. The oral vaccine is effective for 5 years, and the injectable vaccine is effective for 2 years (this is available only with a Travel appointment). Note: oral typhoid is temporarily unavailable until Spring 2022.
- Varicella* (Chicken Pox): For those who did not have chicken pox as a child, this is a 2-shot series. It is considered a lifetime vaccination
- Yellow Fever: Needed for travel into countries of Yellow Fever transmission. One dose is considered a lifetime vaccination (available only with a Travel appointment).
If you have questions about immunizations, please contact the Campus Health Immunization Office at (520) 621-2292, your healthcare provider, or the Center for Disease Control & Prevention.
*Recommended vaccines for incoming students
- Hepatitis B Titer
- Measles Titer
- Mumps Titer
- Quantiferon Gold Plus or T-Spot blood test for TB screening or positive TB skin test
- Rubella Titer
- Tuberculosis (Tb) Skin Testing
- Varicella Titer
- Drug screening for Health Sciences clinical requirements Note: It is the student's responsibility to know the type of lab or drug test needed for their rotation(s). For drug tests, unless otherwise requested, the 13-panel drug test will be ordered.
The University of Arizona requires proof of measles and mumps (MMR) vaccination for all students born after 12/31/56. To view the full requirements please visit the CHS Immunization Requirements page.
Note: Once logged into PatientLink, click on Immunization Upload found on the bottom of the list on the left hand side.
COM Students applying for away rotations should complete the personal information sections at the top of each page of the AAMC form and submit the form through the Campus Health Service Patientlink portal:
- Login to the Patientlink portal with your UA NetID.
- Click Messages on the left menu.
- Click the New Message button at the top.
- Select "I'd like to submit an Away Rotation Form (College of Medicine)" and click Continue.
- Make sure you have completed the personal info sections of the form before attaching. Then click the Add attachment button and select your PDF file.
- When ready to send, click the Submit button.
A Campus Health nurse will complete, sign, and return the forms to the student via the Messages section in Patientlink within 2 business days. Students found needing further immunizations, serologies, or drug screenings in order to complete the forms will be contacted by our Immunization Clinic staff regarding their deficient requirements before the forms are signed and returned.
PLEASE NOTE: The Additional Comments section on the AAMC form is optional. If you want your FIT testing results included, you must upload a copy of your card to Campus Health Medical Records.
There is a charge for this service and it is based on the amount of time it takes nursing staff to complete the forms. The charges are as follows:
- $10.00 for 20 minutes
- $20.00 for 21 minutes and over
Students submitting in excess of 5 forms should anticipate a wait time of greater than 2 business days for their forms to be returned.
If your rotation form requires a signature for a physical, statement of health, or fitness to work you must make an appointment to see a physician in the Campus Health General Medicine clinic.
If your college requires fit testing, we provide medical clearance to proceed with the fit testing process. This is arranged through your college. Please contact your college who will make the request to Campus Health and give you the appropriate form to complete and submit.
College of Veterinary Medicine students need to submit the following through PatientLink:
1. Measles, Mumps, & Rubella
Proof of two doses of the MMR vaccine or two doses of individual Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccination OR a positive IgG serology proving immunity are required.
- The first vaccination must have an administration date that is on or after your first birthday.
- The second vaccination must be at least 28 days after the first vaccination.
- At least one set of the vaccinations must have been administered after 1979.
- Serologies with a result of 'Equivocal' or 'Negative' indicate 1-2 booster vaccinations will be needed in order to satisfy this requirement.
- For serologies, a copy of the official lab report must be submitted. The lab report must contain the numeric result and reference ranges for the diseases tested
One documented dose of adult Tdap is required.
- A If the Tdap is more than 10 years old, a booster vaccination is required.
- Tetanus-diptheria (Td) can be used to satisfy this requirement as long as there is one documented dose of an adult Tdap on your record.
A complete series (2 doses on days 0, 7)
- If you already have completed a rabies series and it was more than 2 years ago, a titer will be needed to determine if you need another dose of rabies vaccine.
For pricing of the various procedures and vaccinations, please call the Billing and Claims Office at (520) 621-6487.
Due to recent changes in medical health plan policies, labs and immunization services may in some cases be considered third party requests and therefore cannot be billed to insurance. Labs and immunizations required for program entrance, work, and travel are third party requests. Students must pay for third party requests at the time of their visit.
Campus Health offers a Student Discounted Rate for all vaccines and titers.
Proof of two doses of the MMR vaccine or two doses of individual Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccination.
If you have a blood test showing immunity Measles, Mumps, and Rubella that is also acceptable.
- Contact your physician's office
- Contact your high school or prior university
- Contact previous employers
- Contact the immunization information system (IIS) for the state you lived in as a child
If after checking these resources you still cannot locate your records, you have the following options:
- Request an antibody titer (blood test) for Measles and Mumps from your physician
You can get your required vaccinations at the Campus Health Service or you may obtain them from your primary care provider, local pharmacy, community health clinic, or county health department.
If you have been admitted to the UA Online program and your Campus Location designation is 'Online' in UAccess then you do not need to submit your immunizations. If your campus location is 'Online' and you have an immunization hold on your account, please contact the Medical Records Office at 520-621-2384.
If you are a hybrid online, distance student, or taking online classes but have not been admitted into the UA Online program and your UAccess campus location is 'Main' then you must submit your immunizations.
There can be several reasons for this:
- Your record may indicate you only have one MMR and the requirement is two.
- Your record may indicate you received your first vaccination before your first birthday.
- Your record may indicate your second dose of MMR was not given at least 28 days after the first dose.
- There was no name on the immunization document you submitted.
- You entered your immunization dates in PatientLink but did not attach your immunization document.
- Your document may be missing the month, day, or year of your vaccination.
- Your document may need to be translated into English with western calendar format dates.
We accept immunization records from:
- your health care provider's office
- your high school
- your prior university/college
- copies of your baby shot book
- military records
- public health department records
Records must contain your first & last name, date of birth, and date (MM/DD/YYYY) of vaccination.
You may receive your immunizations in your home country, however the immunization documentation you submit to us must meet the following criteria:
- the name of the immunization must be translated into English
- the dates of the immunizations must be written in a Western calendar format (mm/dd/yyyy).