Safeguarding the health of students and the community.

Immunizations offer safe, effective protection from vaccine-preventable diseases. 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.

Still need your required vaccines?

We're happy to help! Stop by Student Health Services to get your required immunizations.

Services are available at the Plageman Building, room 110 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.

HELPFUL INFORMATION ON IMMUNIZATIONS
Documentation 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 either have this completed by a provider or attach your official documentation. This information can be submitted via fax or mail.

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

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

Requesting records

If you need to request records from a doctor or school, feel free to use this Authorization Form 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.

Providing proof of immunity

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.

Consequences

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

High-risk countries

Students from countries identified as high TB risk are required to complete TB screening upon arrival at Oregon State.

Exempt countries

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. 

How the TB screening works

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.

Medical 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

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 not vaccinated against the disease.

Additional questions?

Please call the immunization office at 541-737-7573, by e-mail, or come to room 110 in the Plageman Building.

To request a waiver

You must come to our office in Plageman 110 if you are looking for an exemption from any of the required vaccines.

You will be asked to complete:

  1. The Immunization Requirement Waiver form
  2. The Vaccine Education Certificate.

These forms 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.