This page provides frequently asked questions about immunizations and the UHS Immunization Form.
Please read frequently asked questions below. Keep a photocopy of completed form for yourself.
Mail form at least 30 days before classes start to:
University Health Service
HIMS - Forms
207 Fletcher St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1050
Or you may:
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Electronic mail is not secure, may not be read every day, and should not be used for urgent or sensitive issues.)
- Fax to 734-998-1465
Will I know whether my form was received? No, UHS cannot confirm receipt due to the large number of forms received.
When is the deadline for returning the form? Please return it at least 30 days before classes start.
What if I cannot return it on time? Bring it with you to campus and deliver it when you arrive.
Why should I complete the Immunization Form? University Health Service (UHS) uses information on this form to provide health care to students. Students often need their immunization records for academic programs, volunteer activities and travel.
How can I find my immunization records? Contact your health care provider(s), high school or other institutions where immunizations were required.
How can I find out if I've had all recommended immunizations? Ask your health care provider to review your records, determine any needs (immunity against many diseases on the form can be determined through tests) and provide recommended immunizations. I received another immunization after my Immunization Form was completed.
How can I update my form?
1. Photocopy your new immunization record
2. Write your full name and date of birth on it
3. Attach a note saying that it is an update
4. Send it to address above
What is Recommended or Required?
Are immunizations recommended? U-M recommends that students come to school fully immunized to protect their health. Immunizations are one of the most effective public health measures in preventing communicable diseases.
Are immunizations required? Can I register for classes if I don’t have immunizations or this Immunization Form? Immunizations are not a University requirement. Students can register for classes without immunizations and without completing the Immunization Form, however academic programs or volunteer activities may have different requirements.
Which immunizations are recommended?
- Flu – Annually
- Hepatitis B – Three doses
- Human papilloma virus (HPV) – Three dosesrecommended for females ages 11-26 and available for males ages 9-26
- Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) – Two doses
- Meningitis – Recommended for all first-year studentsliving in residence halls; other students under age 25 may choose to be vaccinated to reduce their risk of disease; ask your health care provider if a booster is recommended
- Polio – Primary series completed
- Tetanus-diptheria – Primary series completed andbooster of Td or Tdap within the last 10 years
- Varicella (chicken pox), if you haven't had disease
Is a tuberculosis (TB) test required? Certain new international students must be screened for TB. If you must be screened and have documentation, please bring it to campus with you (do not attach to Immunization Form). See www.uhs.umich.edu/tbscreen. Otherwise, a TB test is not a University requirement, however academic programs or volunteer activities may have different requirements.
Is a physical exam required? A physical exam is not a University requirement, however athletic teams or clubs may have different requirements. Check with the team or club to be sure.
Does UHS give immunizations? Are there fees? Immunizations are available at the UHS Allergy, Immunization and Travel Health Clinic for a fee. Students under 18 years old need written parental consent to receive immunizations. A parent/guardian can complete the Authorization for Consent to Treatment of a Minor form www.uhs.umich.edu/consent2tx
For more information:
Call 734-763-1320 or email ContactUHS@umich.edu