New York State law requires you to meet certain health-related requirements.
We are aware that incoming students may have difficulty obtaining immunization records with the current COVID-19 pandemic. Rest assured that you still have plenty of time to obtain and submit your records to us as Spring 2021 classes do not begin until February 1, 2021.
All incoming students must provide an official record 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 Fall 2020, you will need to submit a new form for Spring 2021. To permanently remove the immunization hold, please submit proof of MMR immunity.
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.
In addition to fulfilling the standard requirements — measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) as well as meningitis information — students in health-related programs must provide additional documentation. Your academic department should notify you if you are in a health-related program; typically, these include the following fields:
All students must sign the self-attestation statement annually. Please see Annual Immunization Review (AIR) Form for more information. As an alternative to this statement, students may submit proof of a physical exam done by a healthcare provider within the past year.
All students must begin the three-dose vaccine series prior to starting their academic program and must complete the series by the end of their program’s first year. Positive blood titer results (Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Quantitative) are also acceptable proof of immunity (must provide copy of lab report). For first year medical students, the Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Quantitative blood titer is required. If titer is negative, future additional vaccination and blood testing will be required.
All students must have received a tetanus booster within the last 10 years; at least one adult dose must have contained pertussis.
All students must demonstrate immunity through one of the following:
All students, including those with a history of positive TB testing, must be screened for Tuberculosis annually, please see Annual Immunization Review (AIR) Form for more information.
Required only for students in International Dental Program (IDP), first year dental, nursing ABS, and third year nursing program.
Health-related profession students must submit the Annual Immunization Review (AIR) Form, including a PPD test (or symptom review for previous positive PPD) and signed certification of health status. This form must be submitted annually.
The due date for the annual immunization review will be determined and announced by your academic department.
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Outside of Student Health Services
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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.
University at Buffalo
Michael Hall, 3435 Main Street, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-3316; Fax: (716) 829-2564
UB's Health Services is unable to provide information about the NY State Department of Health’s COVID vaccination clinics being held at Harriman Hall on UB’s South Campus. For information about these clinics, including eligibility and to make an appointment, please call the NYS Health Department’s COVID vaccine hotline phone number: 1-833-697-4829 (1-833-NYS-4-VAX) or refer to their website.