The University of West Florida, in compliance with Florida Statute (1006.69) and Florida Administrative Code (6C-6.001-5), requires the following as a prerequisite to matriculation or registration.
Failure to submit immunization records in a timely manner will result in a hold being placed on your student account and you will not be able to register for classes!
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)*
- All students born after December 31, 1956 must present documented proof of immunity to Rubeola (also known as measles, red measles, or ten-day measles). Students can be considered immune to rubeola only if they have documentation of at least one of the following:
- Documentation of immunization with TWO (2) doses of live virus vaccine on or after the first birthday. Persons vaccinated with killed or an unknown vaccine prior to 1968 must be revaccinated. Persons born on or before December 31, 1956 may be considered to have had a natural infection, and therefore do not need rubeola vaccines. The two rubeola vaccines must be at least 28 days apart.
NOTE: If you are exempt from the rubeola requirement due to being born on or before December 31, 1956, that does not exempt you from the Hepatitis B and Meningitis requirements described below.
- Laboratory (serologic) evidence of rubeloa immunity (i.e., titer).
- A written, dated statement signed by a physician on his/her stationery, including the official office stamp, which specifies the date seen and states that the person has had an illness characterized by a generalized rash lasting three (3) or more days, a fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, a cough and conjunctivitis, and, in the physician's opinion, is diagnosed to have had the ten-day rubeola (measles).
- All students must present documented proof of immunity to Rubella. Students can be considered immune to rubella only if they have documentation of at least one of the following:
- Documentation of immunization with live rubella virus vaccine on or after the first birthday.
- Laboratory (serologic) evidence of rubella immunity (i.e., titer).
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*
Effective July 1, 2008, all new UWF undergraduate and graduate students must provide documentation of vaccinations against meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B or provide a signed waiver for each declined vaccination.
- Any new matriculating student 18 or older who chooses not to be vaccinated against either meningococcal meningitis or hepatitis B must sign a statement indicating he/she has been made aware of the potential fatal nature of the diseases and he/she chooses not to be vaccinated.
- Any new matriculating minor student (under 18) must provide signed parental/guardian consent to opt out of vaccination from either of these diseases.
*See Immunization Exceptions for details on requesting exceptions for these vaccines, including active military duty and online-only students.