The University of Kansas requires the following immunizations and/or screenings of its student body:
- MMR: All newly enrolled or re-enrolled students born on or after January 1, 1957 must show proof of TWO vaccinations for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. History of the disease, unless accompanied by positive titer, is not acceptable.
- MENINGITIS: All students living in university owned group housing are required to be vaccinated for meningitis or to sign a waiver indicating that they refuse to receive the vaccine.
- TUBERCULOSIS: All newly enrolled or re-enrolled international students are required to be screened for tuberculosis by Student Health Services upon arrival on campus and prior to enrollment.
Failure to comply with the requirements described above will result in an enrollment hold. For more information, please visit our Immunization Compliance page.
All newly enrolled or re-enrolled international students are required to have tuberculosis (TB) screening upon arrival at KU.
A TB blood test will be done during International Student Orientation physicals, unless documented results are presented for a blood test performed in the U.S. within the past 12 months.
Documentation must be presented for any prior treatment for latent or active tuberculosis and a chest X-ray will be required.
Chest X-rays will also be required for any student with a positive or indeterminate TB blood test, unless documentation of a normal X-ray performed in the U.S. within the past six months is presented.
All newly-enrolled international students are required to complete the entire t tuberculosis screening process. Failure to do so will result in dis-enrollment and subsequent notification to the Office of International Students and Scholars that you are no longer enrolled.Frequently Asked Questions about Tuberculosis
Certain programs, such as the School of Pharmacy and Department of Athletics, require their students to be screened for tuberculosis as well. In those cases, the students will be informed directly by the program as to their compliance requirements.
- Health History Form
- Immunization Screening History Form
Forms are required to be filled out by a physician or nurse and returned to Student Health Services. These forms can be turned in at any New Student Orientation session, mailed, faxed or hand carried to Student Health Services.
Watkins Memorial Health Center
1200 Schwegler Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045
Fax: (785) 864-5327