All campuses of the University of Pittsburgh have the following immunization requirements, in accordance with the recommendations of the U.S. Public Health Service. The requirements for all full-time college students born after 1956 are as follows:
- Measles immunization: two doses
Mumps immunization: one dose
Rubella immunization: one dose
- Students who plan to live on campus are required to receive ONE dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine, MCV4, (also known as Menveo, Menactra) administered at age 16 or older. Pennsylvania law requires all students living in University housing to certify that the student has been immunized against meningococcal disease, OR to
sign a waiver declining the vaccine.
A current inoculation of the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine satisfies the university immunization requirement. A second booster is not required. Written proof must be provided
Written proof or a photocopy of the signed record from the physician or clinic, containing the month, day, and year of each immunization must be provided. (See page 3 of the Student Health Evaluation Form.)
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
If you are unable to locate your immunization record or it has been determined that you need a MMR booster shot in order to fulfill university requirements, you can receive a MMR booster shot in Health Services for $72 (price subject to change). A current inoculation of the MMR vaccine satisfies the university immunization requirement. Please contact Health Services at (814)362-5272 for more information.
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.