information on required immunizations

All 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:

 

*Adequate immunization:

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:

 

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, further, we strongly recommend that a meningitis vaccine be administered at age 16 or later  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.