December 4, 2017: Rutgers Student Health is currently out of stock of the vaccine for Yellow Fever. Click here for important information regarding vaccine availability.

Rutgers Student Health is an official vaccine dispensary and provides a full range of vaccines.

For information related to current immunization guidelines, please visit the CDC website.

Immunization Requirements for Rutgers University 

All new and transfer students are required to comply with NJ State and University immunization requirements. The requirements and reporting processes are found on the Rutgers Immunization Portal.

Please go to https://rutgers.medicatconnect.com and sign in using your NetID and password. Follow the directions on the site, and complete all 4 steps.

For questions, email vaccine@echo.rutgers.edu.

Rutgers University Student Immunization
General Requirement Chart
Disease and Requirement Students participating in clinical activities and/or at risk of exposure to blood or potentially infectious body fluids (Categories 1,2, 3) General Rutgers Student Population (Category 4)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
2 doses of vaccine or serologic proof of immunity
REQUIRED REQUIRED
Meningococcal meningitis ACYW
At least 1 dose after the age of 16 or within 5 years of the original vaccine
REQUIRED*** REQUIRED***
Tuberculosis (TB) testing REQUIRED REQUIRED*
Hepatitis B
Vaccination and titer
REQUIRED REQUIRED**
Influenza
Annual dose of vaccine in the fall
REQUIRED** RECOMMENDED
Varicella
2 doses of vaccine or serologic proof of immunity
REQUIRED** RECOMMENDED
Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis
Primary series plus Tdap booster
REQUIRED RECOMMENDED
*Required for students at high risk for TB (listed on the Immunization Record)
** For student taking 12 or more credits
***Required if residing in University student housing
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Grades/transcripts will be withheld if the immunization requirement for MMR is not met.
• If residing in University student housing, you will not receive your room assignment or key on move-in day until the immunization requirement for meningococcal vaccination is met.
• Students with clinical activities may not begin if requirements are not met.

Allergy Injections

Allergy injections can be provided according to a prescribed schedule, with allergens and instructions provided by the patient’s private allergist.

Personal allergy serums that have specific written orders and are provided by the student may be refrigerated in the Health Centers and may be administered by registered nurses under the direction of the student’s personal allergist.

To ensure the safe administration of allergy shots, you will need to complete our allergy packet with information from your allergist including:

  • Concentration
  • Vial contents
  • Frequency of injections
  • Expiration date of serum
  • Late or missed injection directions

Rutgers Student Health Services will not administer injections without a completed allergy packet or administer injections if vials are inadequately labeled or if instructions are missing or incomplete.

Routine Immunizations

The following vaccines are available at Rutgers Health Services. Vaccine Information Sheets are provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A Note About Flu Shots:

Getting an annual flu shot is important for everyone, including college students. All students, faculty and staff working or studying in any of Rutgers’ clinical health areas are required to receive a flu shot annually. Flu shots are available at Rutgers Students Health Centers and at special flu vaccination clinics on campus throughout the year. View clinic dates and times on our flu shots page.

Since the strain of the flu virus changes every year, annual vaccines are needed.

Travel Vaccinations

It is recommended that those people traveling be up to date with routine vaccinations as well as receive those that are specific to the destination.

The following travel vaccines are available at Rutgers Student Health. Vaccine Information Sheets are provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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