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 (PDF) or International Health History Form (PDF) 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.
The immunization requirements are slightly different for domestic students and international students. Please see the appropriate web page:
Offsite clinics or programs may impose more stringent vaccination requirements as a prerequisite for student participation. OSU does not have control over these clinical sites’ decisions to do so. Please contact your program regarding any additional health and vaccination requirements.
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.
A hold will be placed on the registration process of non-compliant students attempting to register for their second term at OSU.
Immunization requirements may be waived for students who have certain medical conditions or for non-medical reasons. Qualifying medical conditions may include pregnancy or breast feeding, diseases which lower resistance to infection, or present use of medications which lower resistance to infection. Non-medical exemptions include having a system of beliefs, practices or ethical values which prohibit the use of immunizations. Please be aware that waived students may be removed from classes if an outbreak of the disease occurs.
All students requesting medical immunization exemption are required to come to Student Health Services in person within two weeks of their first registered term in order to sign a waiver form and receive verbal and written information about the 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. Our nurse will help you with this process.
To learn more about waivers, call the Immunization Helpline at 541-737-7573 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
For additional questions about immunization requirements, contact the Immunization Coordinator by phone (541-737-7573) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Health Services
201 Plageman Bldg.
Corvallis, OR 97331