UWF Immunization Policy

The University of West Florida (UWF), in compliance with Florida Statute (1006.69) and Florida Board of Governors Regulations (6.001 & 6.007), requires the completed UWF Mandatory Immunization Health History Form to be submitted to UWF Student Health Services as a prerequisite to matriculation or registration for any UWF student who will be attending face-to-face classes or visiting UWF locations. This page specifies the details of the UWF Immunization Policy.

This page provides details of the UWF Immunization Policy related to the following required immunizations. Immunization records are required for you to continue with class registration at UWF. These vaccines are available at UWF Student Health Services.

The University of West Florida requires that all immunization documentation submitted to Student Health Services (SHS) be in English or translated into English. An official translation from a certified translation service and a statement of accuracy must be submitted with any documents in a language other than English. SHS will accept immunization documentation in English or a complete packet of documentation that includes an official translation into English from a certified translation service, a statement of accuracy, and the original immunization documents in a language other than English.

Follow this link to view and download the UWF Immunization Policy.

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)

  • All students born after December 31, 1956 must present documented proof of immunity to Measles (Rubeola) and German Measles (Rubella) in one of the three ways described below:
    • Proof of two (2) doses of MMR vaccine received at least 28 days apart or two (2) doses of Measles vaccine and one (1) dose of Rubella vaccine.
      • Vaccinations must have been received after your first birthday.
      • Vaccinations must have been received in 1969 or later.
    • Proof of immunity by way of a positive laboratory test know as a titer (lgG Rubeola titer and lgG Rubella titer). A copy of the lab report which includes the date of the test must be submitted.
    • A written statement from a healthcare provider documenting a diagnosis of Measles may be submitted for Measles (Rubeola), but not for Rubella. The statement must be on official medical office stationery, including the date of diagnosis, and be signed by a physician.
  • Students may apply for an exception to the immunization requirement for Measles/Mumps and Rubella if they meet one of the five (5) exception criteria. See the Immunization Exceptions and Waivers web page for details on these criteria and instructions for requesting an exception.

NOTE: Having had the disease does not prove immunity. For both Rubeola and Rubella, acceptable documentation as above must be from a health care provider such as your physician, clinic, health department records, military immunization records, or from your high school or college/university records, etc.

Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Meningitis

All UWF undergraduate and graduate students, including online students, must provide documentation of vaccination against Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Meningitis. See the Immunization Exceptions and Waivers web page for details on requesting waivers for these two immunizations. Please watch the video below for more information on Meningoccocal Meningitis.

Take Action Against Meningitis with Amy and Sheri Purdy