Immunizations, TB Screening, and Health History

Immunizations offer safe and effective protection from vaccine-preventable disease and safeguard the health of students and the community. This is especially true for students living in group housing on or off campus. By reducing cases and outbreaks of significant infectious diseases, Oregon State University’s required immunizations help students stay in class and achieve their academic goals.

Dates of completed immunizations should be submitted via the Patient Portal.

If you are unable to access the online forms, you may also print the Health History Form or International Health History Form and submit the information by fax or mail. If you have not been immunized but are immune based on blood tests or having had the diseases, you must submit official documentation from your medical provider (personal physician, pediatrician or county health department) that you had the respective disease(s) or blood test results.

Starting in Fall 2017, vaccinations for meningococcal B will now be required for all incoming students.

TB Screening Requirements

  • Students from countries identified as high TB risk are required to complete TB screening upon arrival at Oregon State.
  • Students from exempt countries who have lived in a high-risk country for more than six (6) months are recommended to complete a TB screening as well. 

The TB screening will be available through OSU Student Health Services. In many cases, TB screening will be included in the new student orientation schedules as coordinated by INTO-OSU and OSU International Programs. The testing must be completed within the United States, so please do not pursue advance testing in your country prior to your arrival. If you are from one of the high-risk countries, please expect to complete your TB screening upon arrival at OSU.

Submitting health history form and immunization records

Please visit the Patient Portal to complete your Health History Form online.

To login to the Patient Portal:

  • User ID is your OSU Student ID number
  • Password is your date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy format... INCLUDE THE SLASHES)
  • You will be able to choose a new password after completing your first visit to the website.

(NOTE: a PDF of the Health History Form is available for download, to fax or mail in, as well.)

  • Fax: 541-737-9665 or
  • Mail to: Immunization Coordinator 
    201 Plageman Building 
    Corvallis, OR 97331

If you need to request records from a doctor or school, feel free to use this Authorization Form (PDF) to do so. You may complete this form and submit it directly to your health care provider, which will give them permission to send the information to Student Health Services directly.

If you are unable to provide proof of immunity to any or all of these diseases, you will be required to have either a blood test to measure your immunity (called a titer), and/or have the immunizations. Student Health Services can perform blood titers and administer the immunizations. Since titers can be very expensive and they may demonstrate your need to be immunized anyway, it is recommended that you simply take the immunizations. It is safe to have the immunizations even if you are already immune.

hold will be placed on the registration process of non-compliant students attempting to register for their second term at OSU.

About exemptions

Immunization requirements may be waived for students with qualifying medical conditions such as pregnancy, diseases which lower resistance to infection, or use of certain medications. Non-medical exemptions may be given for those with beliefs, practices or ethical values which prohibit immunizations. Be aware that you may be removed from classes if an outbreak occurs and you are unvaccinated against the disease.

Additional questions?

Pleasecontact the immunization coordinator at 541-737-7573, by e-mail or come to room 110, Plageman Building.

To request a waiver

If you are requesting an exemption for any of the required immunizations [MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Tdap or Meningococcal (MCV4)] you must come to our office in Plageman 118 to complete 1) the Immunization Requirement Waver form and 2) the Vaccine Education Certificate. This form must be completed within the first 2 weeks of your first term on campus. One of our registered nurses will help you with this process.

To learn more

Call the Immunization Helpline at 541-737-7573 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Domestic Student Immunization Requirements

Required

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

Entering domestic students born on or after January 1, 1957, must have:

  • Two doses of measles vaccine given at least 30 days apart on or after the first birthday or physician documentation of measles disease or a lab test documenting immunity to measles disease.
  • Two doses of mumps vaccine given at least 30 days apart on or after the first birthday or physician documentation of mumps disease or a lab test documenting immunity to mumps disease.
  • One dose of rubella vaccine given on or after the first birthday or a lab test documenting immunity to rubella disease.

Meningococcal MCV4

Students under the age of 22 must provide documentation of one dose of meningococcal quadrivalent (MCV4) received on or after turning 16 years old.

Meningococcal B

Undergraduate students under the age of 26 must provide documentation of two doses of Bexsero or three doses of Trumenba. 

Varicella

Varicella (chickenpox) immunization is required for all students. Date of disease is also accepted.

Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap)

Immunization for tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) dose received on or after 2005.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is required for all students. Date of disease is also accepted.

*While not required at this time, we highly recommended HPV and an annual flu shot.

Submit

Submit your health information online at the Patient Portal. [If you are unable to access the online forms, you may also find and print the health history form from our forms section and submit it by mail or fax.]

For additional questions about immunization requirements, contact the Immunization Coordinator by phone (541-737-7573) or e-mail immunizations@oregonstate.edu.

Student Health Services
Immunization Coordinator
201 Plageman Bldg.
Corvallis, OR 97331
immunizations@oregonstate.edu
Fax: 541-737-9665

International Student Immunization Requirements

Required

All international students entering OSU must have:

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

  • Two doses of measles vaccine given at least 30 days apart on or after the first birthday or physician documentation of measles disease or a lab test documenting immunity to measles disease.
  • Two doses of mumps vaccine given at least 30 days apart on or after the first birthday or physician documentation of mumps disease or a lab test documenting immunity to mumps disease.
  • One dose of rubella vaccine given on or after the first birthday or a lab test documenting immunity to rubella disease.

Meningococcal MCV4

Students under the age of 22 must provide documentation of one dose of meningococcal quadrivalent (MCV4) received on or after turning 16 years old.

Meningococcal B

Undergraduate students under the age of 26 must provide documentation of two doses of Bexsero or three doses of Trumenba. 

Varicella

Varicella (chickenpox) immunization is required for all students. Date of disease is also accepted, if documentation is provided.

Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap)

Immunization for tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) dose received on or after 2005

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is required for all students. Date of disease is also accepted, if documentation is provided.

*While not required at this time, we highly recommended HPV and an annual flu shot. 

TB screening requirements

Students from countries identified as high TB risk or who have lived in a high-risk country for more than six months must complete TB screening upon arrival at Oregon State. This screening is available through Student Health Services. In many cases, screening will be included in your new student orientation coordinated by INTO-OSU and OSU International Programs. Testing must be completed within the United States, so please do not pursue advance testing in your country. Instead, expect to complete your TB screening upon arrival at OSU.

Additional questions?

Contact the Immunization Coordinator at 541-737-7573 or by e-mail.

Official documentation is required for all vaccines. 

International students whose first dose of measles vaccine was received less than 30 days prior to attendance will have until the beginning of the second term to receive and provide documentation of a second dose.

The required health form is available online at the Patient Portal. You must also submit copies of your official immunization documentation by fax, mail or email prior to arriving at OSU.

If you are unable to access the online forms, please print the International Student Health History Form and submit it by fax or mail to:

Student Health Services
Immunization Coordinator
201 Plageman Bldg.
Corvallis, OR 97331
immunizations@oregonstate.edu
Fax: 541-737-9665