Immunization Requirement

The University of Minnesota requires all students to complete the vaccination requirement. Failure to complete the requirement may result in a registration hold on your student account. You must complete this requirement by the 6th week of the semester.

Required Vaccinations: All Students

Minnesota law* requires all students born after December 31, 1956, enrolled in a Minnesota college or university to be immunized against the following:

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus—Td (dose within the past 10 years)
  • Measles—rubeola, red measles (2 doses after age 12 months)
  • Mumps—(2 doses after age 12 months)
  • Rubella—German measles (2 doses after age 12 months)

* If you graduated from a Minnesota high school after 1996 or attended a Minnesota post-secondary school you are exempt from the above requirements.

If you are exempt and receive a registration hold, fill out this online immunization form. Call 612-625-8400, option 7 for help.

Extra Requirements for Health-sciences

  • Extra requirements apply to you ONLY if you are a student, resident, fellow, or intern in the Academic Health Center (AHC) colleges, schools and centers listed below:
  • School of Dentistry
  • *Medical School, including Graduate Medical Education
  • School of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Center for Allied Health Programs

*Medical school residents and fellows have more occupational health, safety, and immunization requirements.

How to Complete Your Vaccination Requirement:

All students EXCEPT AHC students (as listed above) must complete one of the following forms:

All health-sciences students, residents, fellows, or interns in an AHC college, school or center listed above, use the instructions and complete the form below:

  1. AHC Student Immunization Requirements and Process (PDF)
  2. AHC Student Immunization Form (PDF)

Questions

Contact our Patient Assistance and Information office: 612-625-8400 option 7.

Locating Your Records

Where to look for your records:

  • Your personal or family medical records
  • Your health care provider
  • Your high school or previous college

The Minnesota Immunization Information Connection might also be able to help. Contact them by calling 1-800-657-3970.

Getting Vaccinations and Immunization Testing

  • If you cannot locate your records, our immunization clinic can test your immunization status.
  • If you need any of the required vaccinations, our immunization clinic can help with that too.
  • Immunization clinic appointments.

TST Testing for AHC Students

Academic Health Center students, residents, fellows, and interns, get tested for tuberculosis (TB) at TST Clinic.