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Yale University requires all students who enroll 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 enroll in classes until all the forms are submitted and the immunization requirements are met. Some immunization requirements may take a month or more to complete.

All required douments are due one week before your program start date.

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 https://yale.medicatconnect.com, 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 1-5 business days.
  • Respond to Medicat’s requests for further information or requests for corrective action.

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.

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.

Requesting Medical or Religious Waivers

In the event that you are requesting a waiver from vaccination you must:

  1. Complete the Connecticut State Department of Public Health Medical Waiver Form.
  2. Although written for minors, you may sign it as it applies to you.
  3. Have the document notarized by a Notary Public.
  4. Attach a letter from your physician explaining the reason for the medical waiver (not needed for religious waiver).
  5. In lieu of vaccinations, ask your physician to draw titers (blood tests to determine immunity) for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella and send the lab reports with the above-listed documentation.

Noncompliance

We strongly encourage you to receive any required immunizations before you arrive at Yale, as many health insurance plans will cover the costs of immunizations. If you are unable to obtain these prior to your arrival on campus, you may arrange to get immunizations at a local pharmacy for a fee.

Students who do not comply with Yale's immunization requirements may not be allowed to live in on-campus housing or register in classes.