Immunizations

Students who do not comply with the requirements listed below will not be allowed to register or pre-register for their second semester at MU. Please check your MyZou account for compliance.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccine or MMR blood titer test.

The University of Missouri requires that all newly enrolled or readmitted MU students born after December 31, 1956 comply with the two-dose MMR Immunization Policy through one of the following ways:

Vaccine

Provide documentation of receiving two doses of MMR.

  • The first dose must have been received at age 12 months or later.
  • The second dose must have been received at least one month after the first.

Blood Titer Tests

Provide documentation of immunity to measles (rubeola), mumps and rubella.

In certain circumstances, medical waivers are necessary. Some students may desire waivers.

Meningococcal Vaccine

Missouri legislation requires students living in university-owned housing to comply with meningococcal requirements through one of the following ways:

Provide documentation of receiving meningococcal vaccine; either Men ACWY (Menactra, Menveo) or MPSV4 (Menomune).

Students who receive their first dose of meningococcal vaccine before the age of 16 are required to get a booster (on or after 16th birthday) with a minimum interval of at least eight weeks after the preceding dose.

Some students may desire waivers.

To comply with MO SB 635, the university provides you a link to the meningococcal disease brochure developed by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. This brochure has information about immunizations against this serious disease.

Download the Meningococcal Disease Brochure (PDF)

Tuberculosis (TB) Testing

If you can answer “yes” to any of the five statements below means future TB evaluation is required: Call Student Health Center at 573-882-4661.

  • Have you lived for two months or longer in Asia, Africa, Central or South America or Eastern Europe?
  • Were you born in Asia, Africa, Central or South America or Eastern Europe?
  • Have you been a health care worker?
  • Have you volunteered or worked in a nursing home, prison or other residential institution?
  • Have you had contact with a person known to have active tuberculosis?

Further testing, such as a TB skin test or TB blood test, will be determined by risk factors and prior test results. If available, provide written documentation of TB testing (Mantoux skin test documented in millimeters of induration) within the past 12 months or prior TB blood test results done in the U.S. If prior treatment for active TB disease or latent TB infection has been completed, written documentation must be submitted.

Immunization documents may be sent directly to the Student Health Center by:

Note: Correspondence regarding health issues and compliance will be send to the student”s University of Missouri email account.