In compliance with the Code of Virginia (Section 23-7.5), VCU requires all full-time students to provide documentation of their immunizations. Immunization forms provided by VCU are available online or directly from the offices of University Student Health Services.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete immunization requirements prior to the start of classes. This not only ensures a safe and healthy learning environment but will also prevent future registration holds.
Please be sure to complete the correct form to avoid unnecessary testing and fees.
All students, regardless of credit hours, must complete the Tuberculosis Screening questionnaire on page 3 of the VCU Certificate of Immunization. Answers to these screening questions will determine if TB testing is needed.
These are the requirements for students enrolled in the schools of Dentistry, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, or Pharmacy:
*Some Health Sciences programs are exempt from the Health Sciences requirements. Please check the Health Sciences Exempted Programs List to verify exemption or call the Immunization Department at (804) 827-8047 for assistance. If your program is exempt, please complete the VCU Certificate of Immunization for academic programs.
All Health Sciences students are required to have an annual flu vaccine, unless your program is on the Health Sciences Exempted Programs List or you have submitted a Health Sciences Influenza Vaccination Exemption Request.
Documentation of flu vaccine must be submitted to Student Health by December 1. If your program starts in January, please submit your current flu vaccine as soon as possible. Click here for details about how to submit your flu vaccine documentation.