Immunization Requirements

  • We strongly urge each student to meet these requirements before arriving to campus. Making arrangements to meet these requirements once you are on campus could be costly, time consuming and involve off-campus appointments. All first time, full-time and part-time students must provide proof of the following:

    • MMR VACCINE (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

    Two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccination at least 28 days apart after 12 months of age

    • VARICELLA VACCINE (Chicken Pox)

    Two doses of varicella-containing vaccine at least 12 weeks apart if vaccinated between 1 and 12 years of age and at least 4 weeks apart if vaccinated at age 13 year or older.

    ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATE PROOF OF IMMUNITY FOR MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA AND VARICELLA:

    A history of immunity to these diseases proven by serological evidence showing adequate antibodies satisfies this requirement. Talk to your medical provider about having bloodwork drawn (a “titer”) to prove immunity.

    • MENINGITIS VACCINE (MENINGOCOCCAL CONJUGATE VACCINE (MCV4) also known as Menveo, Menactra)

    One dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) administered at age 16 or older

    Or Sign a waiver declining the vaccine. The waiver form is available on the Health Services page on the University’s website.

    *Refer to the full Immunization Policy.*

    Places you can contact to obtain a copy of your immunization record:

    • Your doctor or pediatrician
    • Your state health department
    • Schools you attended in the past

    New incoming full-time students who fail to provide written proof of required immunizations will be prohibited from registering for any classes beyond the term of first enrollment, on any campus of the University of Pittsburgh.

    Students entering the nursing program have additional requirements unique to that program. Those requirements will be communicated to you by the Department of Nursing.

    The Student Health Evaluation Form must be completed and returned with your proof of immunizations to:

    University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
    Student Health Center
    Bradford, PA 16701-2898

    If you have questions about the immunization requirement or other health concerns, please contact Nicole Stark, RN, BSN, Director of Health Services or Marcia Avey, Administrative Assistant, 814-362-5272.