New Student Requirements
Each new student accepted for admission must submit, prior to registration, a completed Immunization form provided by UCF Student Health Services. The Immunization Policy and Form may be downloaded from this page. All students, regardless of age, must complete and return the Immunization Form to be reviewed for compliance. This includes documented proof of immunity to Measles (Rubeola) and German Measles (Rubella), and either proof of immunization against Meningitis and Hepatitis B, or a signed waiver declining these two vaccines.
You will not be able to register for classes without completing this requirement. Submit your Immunization Form and documented proof to UCF Student Health Services prior to your orientation date so that you may register for classes during your orientation session. We recommend you start this process early.
Completed forms must be uploaded using our online system. We are no longer accepting faxes, or mailed documents. Emails are also not accepted!
For more information on Immunizations, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Meningitis & Hepatitis B Information
UCF is required to inform you of two potential health risks: Meningitis and Hepatitis B.
Meningitis is an infection of the fluid of the spinal cord and brain, caused by a virus or bacteria and usually spread through exchange of respiratory and throat secretions (i.e. coughing, kissing). Bacterial meningitis can be quite severe and may result in brain damage, hearing loss, learning disability or even death. Vaccines are currently available for one of the most severe forms of bacterial meningitis, meningococcus. These vaccines effectively provide immunity for most forms of meningococcus; there is no vaccine for the less severe viral-type meningitis.
More Information about Meningitis and Vaccines
Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver caused primarily by contact with blood and other body fluids from infected persons. Hepatitis B vaccine can provide immunity against hepatitis B infection for persons at significant risk, including people who have received blood products containing the virus through transfusions, drug use, tattoos, or body piercing; people who have sex with multiple partners or with someone who is infected with the virus; and health care workers and people exposed to biomedical waste.
For complete and specific information about the required vaccines and any medical contradictions, carefully review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Vaccine Information Statements.
UCF Online Only Students
Except where noted, students enrolled in solely online limited programs are not required to submit proof of immunizations. However, all students must submit the Mandatory Immunization Health History form, along with the completed waivers for Meningitis and Hepatitis B.
The waivers include signing and dating the declination statement below Section A. This does not apply to students whose program offers on campus courses but chooses to complete the degree online without being admitted into the UCF Online program. If you are unsure if this applies to you, please contact the UCF Online programs at http://www.ucf.edu/online/ or 855-903-8576.
Medical and Religious Exemptions
If a student has certain medical conditions and/or contradictions to a vaccine, please contact our office by calling 407.823.2119 to request an exemption.
If you have any questions, call the Immunization Department at 407.823.3707. No forms will be accepted via email, this is due to health information privacy laws.