New York State law requires you to meet certain health-related requirements.
7/29/21: Registered UB students can now upload COVID-19 vaccine documentation to their medical record via the secure Patient Link portal! Please wait until you’ve completed the vaccine series before uploading your document. Click the blue button on this page and log in using your UBIT information. If you have trouble logging in, please email us your COVID vaccine documentation.
All incoming students must provide an official record in English of their measles, mumps and rubella immunity and meet the meningitis requirements. They must do so before registering for classes.
These regulations are in accordance with New York State Public Health Law 2165.
In addition, new and continuing students in health-related professions must meet additional requirements, as noted below.
Continuing as a UB Student?
We encourage you to read the requirements and directions carefully to avoid errors that may lead to delays in class registration.
Students who are completely remote can choose to submit a waiver form each semester that they are taking classes exclusively online. The waiver enables us to remove your IMM hold through the last day of drop/add for that semester. If you submitted a waiver for Spring 2021, you will need to submit a new form for Fall 2021. To permanently remove the immunization hold, please submit proof of MMR immunity.
We understand you may have questions about how UB will be implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures this fall - including vaccination requirements. Please review the following helpful information sources:
Last updated: August 26, 2021
All students must fulfill the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) requirements, as well as the meningitis requirements. Health major students must also fulfill the requirements listed in the Health Majors tab.
Students (or their parents/guardians if students are under 18 years of age) must read the required information regarding meningococcal disease and submit a waiver or provide documentation of vaccination. Documentation of vaccination can be either a dose of meningitis A/C/W/Y vaccine within the last 5 years or a full series of meningitis B vaccine.
Students (or their parents/guardians if students are under 18 years of age) must verify that they have received information about meningococcal disease and have made an informed decision about whether or not to receive vaccination against meningococcal disease. This verification is done by submitting the Meningitis Information Response Form, which can be completed online or on paper depending on the student’s age and access to the HUB Student Center.
A student is considered compliant with the requirement whether they received the vaccination or declined it, as long as they (or their parent/guardian if they’re under 18 years of age) completed the form.
Students Under 18 Years of Age
Students Over 18 Years of Age with HUB Student Center Access (UBIT Name and Password Required)
International Students and Students Over 18 Years of Age Without Access to the HUB Student Center
If you have the MEN hold, click on the Meningitis To Do item assigned to you within the To Do tile. Complete the form and submit. The MEN hold will disappear if submission was successful.
If you don’t have the MEN hold yet, but want to comply through HUB Student Center, from your Main Menu, select University of Buffalo, select Self Service and then select Immunization Waiver. Complete the form and submit.
Complete the “Meningitis Information Form” section of the Health Background Form
Please use one of the following methods to submit your records:
• Send your forms as soon as possible to facilitate class registration (consider air mail or an express courier)
• Do not return the forms to International Admissions
Once your immunization records have been received, processed, reviewed and deemed compliant with requirements by our immunization coordinator, your IMM and MEN holds will be removed; this will be reflected in your HUB Student Center in real time. This will occur 5-7 business days after we receive your compliant records.
Students will not be individually contacted to confirm receipt of records. Please check the HUB system for the current status of your service indicators.
If your paperwork is not in compliance, you will receive an email from Health Services.
Please contact us only if you have a hold on your account for a prolonged period of time after submitting your records/forms:
Please allow 10 business days for Health Services to process your records and update UBlearns.
Current students can print out their immunization history by using the PatientLink portal.
Former students must complete the Authorization to Release or Obtain Medical Records form and return it to Health Services via fax or mail.
Please note: It takes several weeks for our staff to manually enter student immunization data into this system. For this reason, the Patient Portal immunization history may not be up to date for all students, especially first year students.
Health and immunization records submitted to or generated by Health Services are held on file for 10 years.
Consent is required from students 18 years old and over, before Health Services can release any medical information to another person.
If other individuals or agencies have provided confidential information to Health Services, you cannot use the authorization form to re-release this information. For copies of medical records that came from another individual or agency, please contact that original individual or agency directly.