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Yale University requires all students who live on campus or attend in person classes at Yale to provide proof of immunizations. Please review the information below about your health services requirements and deadlines for submission.

Note: You will not be permitted to live on campus or attend in-person courses until all the forms are submitted and the immunization requirements are met. Please contact your healthcare provider early to ensure compliance by the deadline. Some immunization sequences may take a month or more to complete.

All required documents are due two weeks before your program start date. Please submit as soon as you are able. In the event you do not have all the necessary vaccinations and/or titers, completion of next steps can take up to several weeks.

Date: Session A Immunization Deadline: May 16, 2022

Session B Immunization Deadline: June 20, 2022

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Who needs to submit Immunization Information?

Please refer to the table below to see if you need to provide your immunization records

Student Type Immunization Records needed?
Enrolled Yale College student No
Withdrawn Yale College student No
Visiting student, living on campus Yes
Visiting student, living off campus, but taking in-person courses Yes
Student taking online courses only, not coming to campus No

Instructions

  1. Print the vaccination record form and these instructions now. Certain vaccinations require a series. Delay may prevent registration.
  2. Take them to your healthcare provider (physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, etc.) and have them fully complete the form.
  3. Do not mail or email this form to Yale Summer Session or Yale Health.
  4. As soon as you have activated your net ID, go to Medicat, Yale’s online immunization portal.
  • Enter your Yale NetID and password to log in.
  • Enter the dates of all vaccinations. Scan or take a photo of the vaccination form and all supporting documents (e.g. laboratory tests).
  • Upload all of your forms and all of your documentation for verification purposes (scanned or photo).
  • Verification takes up to 7 business days.
  • Carefully read all email notifications from Medicat. If you are receiving alerts, you ARE NOT cleared to live on campus or attend your in-person courses. If instructions are unclear, email complianceservices@medicat.com for clarification. If after discussion with Medicat, you remain unclear as to next steps, email Yale Health at immunization@yale.edu. Please do not email both Yale Health and Medicat at once.

Tip: You will need to activate your NetID before you can log into the immunization portal.  Check your email for this information after you have been admitted.

Information for all Yale Summer Session Students & their Healthcare Providers

Required Vaccinations/Titers

Vaccination/Titer Requirement
MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) Two measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations administered AFTER your FIRST BIRTHDAY and administered at least 28 DAYS APART.

OR

TITER - Blood test results that show that you have immunity to MMR. If any of these tests are negative, revaccination is required. Upload the lab report with your completed vaccination record.
Varicella (chickenpox) Two varicella vaccinations administered AFTER your FIRST BIRTHDAY and administered at least 28 DAYS APART.

OR

Documentation of date of disease as witnessed/treated by your healthcare provider.

OR

TITER - Blood test results that show that you have immunity to varicella. If this test is negative, revaccination is required. Upload the lab report with your completed vaccination record.
Meningitis

If you will be living in on-campus housing, you are required to document the administration of one quadrivalent meningitis vaccination administered within the past five years. The only vaccines accepted are: ACWY, Menveo, Nimenrix, Menactra, Mencevax, Menomune.

Tuberculosis (TB) Screening If you have lived or traveled outside of the U.S. within the past year, ask your healthcare provider to complete a TB test (PPD or Quantiferon) and document it on the immunization record.


Chest Xray reports must be uploaded with any positive PPD or Quantiferon testing.

COVID-19

Required for all students.

Two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine administered at least 21 days apart (Pfizer) or 28 days apart (Moderna)
OR
One dose of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine

All students who are eligible will be required to receive boosters before arriving on campus.

International vaccines will be reviewed and accepted as proof of immunity if recognized by the CDC. The list of approved vaccines is expected to expand. 

Upload of CDC vaccination card or other record required as part of the completed vaccination record.

Note that antibody tests for SARS CoV-2 are NOT considered an alternative to COVID-19 vaccination.

Recommended Vaccinations

Tdap, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, HPV vaccine and meningitis B, yellow fever, and typhoid vaccination information may be submitted to complete your medical record, but you are not required to provide this information.

COVID-19

Visiting students
Incoming students should include their COVID-19 vaccine information on their Yale Vaccination Record form and submit it to Medicat,  Yale's online immunization portal, along with all of their documentation (including their government-issued COVID-19 vaccination card). 

The university requires all students, other than those with approved medical exemptions, to be fully vaccinated and to have obtained a booster shot if they are eligible by the time they arrive on campus for Summer 2022.

COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Requests

The university’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement is critical for the health of our community and safe in-person university operations. Faculty, staff, postdoctoral/postgraduate trainees, and students may request exemptions from the vaccine/booster requirement for medical reasons.

Anyone requesting an exemption must access, complete and upload the request forms through the Yale Vaccine Portal (the portal). Once completed and uploaded on the portal, requests are submitted to the university’s COVID-19 vaccine exemption review committees. Information about the public health requirements that are applicable to individuals who have exemptions may be found on the Vaccine Policy site.