Immunization Requirements

All international students are required to be immunized for measles and rubella, as well as be screened for tuberculosis.

Immunizations for Measles / Rubella: 

During your first semester, you will be required to present proof of your previous vaccinations for measles and rubella.  In most countries, these vaccinations were given to you in childhood.  Please bring proof of your vaccinations showing you were given “two doses of measles and rubella individually or in combination (i.e. MR or MMR) at 12 months of age and at least 1 month later”. 

Documentation of immunization includes:

  • Verification of immunity completed by healthcare provider
  • Photocopy of your childhood immunization record
  • Photocopy of your California High School transcript if immunization information is documented on transcript
  • A copy of a lab report showing proof of immunity by blood titer

If you have not been vaccinated for MMR, please obtain these vaccinations in your home country now. If you cannot complete this task before arrival, then the Student Health Center will administer the immunizations for a fee.

Tuberculosis Test: 

In addition to the measles and rubella requirement you will also be screened for Tuberculosis by the Student Health Center in your first semester. The Tuberculosis test should be done after arrival to Sacramento. Appointments can be made at the Student Health Center free of cost.