information on required immunizationsAll matriculated graduate and undergraduate students (full-time and part-time) must show proof of adequate immunization* against Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, German Measles (Rubella) and Chicken Pox(Varicella). Such proof must be signed by a health care provider. The ONLY exceptions are the following:
- Those born prior to January 1, 1957 (where applicable)
- Those with a valid medical exemption signed by their health care provider
- Those who provide documented laboratory proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella
- Those who provide a statement that immunization is contrary to their religious beliefs
- Those who are enrolled exclusively in a program for which students do not congregate on campus for classes or to participate in institutional-sponsored events, such as students enrolled in distance learning programs conducted entirely through electronic media in a setting without other students present.
Measles (Rubeola) - one injection at 12 months of age or older and on or after January 1, 1969, and a
second dose at least one month later and on or after January 1, 1980. Individuals
born prior to January 1, 1957 are exempt from this requirement.
Mumps - one injection on or after 12 months of age and on or after January 1 1969 and a
second dose at least one month later or on or after January 1, 1980. Individuals born
prior to January 1, 1957 are exempt from this requirement.
German Measles (Rubella) - one injection after 12 months of age. Individuals born prior to January 1, 1957 are
exempt from this requirement.
Chicken Pox (Varicella) - All incoming students will be require to show proof of 2 varicella vaccines. The doses should be separated by at least 28 days with dose number one given on or after 12 months of age. Exemptions for this include:
- Individuals born in the USA prior to January 1, 1980
- Laboratory confirmation of immunity to varicella
- Documentation from a health care provider stating there is a medical contraindication for receiving the vaccine
- Documentation from the student stating that such immunization is contrary to his/her religious beliefs
- Documentation from a health care provider or director of health stating that the student has had a confirmed case of such disease.
Additional Requirement for On-Campus Resident Students:
Connecticut state statutes also require that all students living in campus housing are required to be vaccinated against Meningitis. Beginning January 1, 2015, newly enrolled students living in campus housing must show proof of vaccination with a dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine within 5 years of enrollment with the following exceptions:
1. Those with a valid medical exemption signed by their health care provider
2. Those who provide a statement that immunization is contrary to their religious beliefs
Documentation must be submitted to the university health service prior to moving into campus residence facilities. The university reserves the right to deny registration and campus housing to any student not in compliance with the above health requirements.
- Accident insurance protection is part of the General Fee paid by all full-time students. In addition to the accident coverage, the university also requires a sickness insurance plan to cover some surgical expenses and hospitalization costs. Full-time students will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the sickness insurance plan unless they waive the insurance on-line at www.aetnastudenthealth.com. Details of both plans are in a brochure distributed by the university to each student or on-line at www.aetnastudenthealth.com. In the event of accident or sickness, students can obtain a medical claim form on-line www.aetnastudenthealth.com. Students are advised to consult the health insurance brochure available from the university health service or www.aetnastudenthealth.com for additional information.