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Health Requirements for Students 2022-2023

The health of the individual can affect the health of the campus community, and UCSD is committed to protecting the well-being of all our students. All incoming and re-admitted graduate and undergraduate students are required to meet the UC Immunization and Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Requirements.

Please complete these requirements early to avoid delays. Clearance can take 7-10 days after receipt, so please start this process early!  FAILURE TO COMPLETE REQUIREMENTS WILL RESULT IN AN INABILITY TO ENROLL IN CLASSES.

To complete your Health Requirements, you will first need to activate your online health portal (using your Student AD) in My Student Chart. Please see the MyStudentChart Instructions (PDF) for further explanation on the setup process. You can communicate with the Nursing team here also by going to Ask-A-Nurse in messages. 

Complete the TB Risk Screening Questionnaire

Fall Deadline July 11, 2022

All incoming students are required to complete a TB Risk Screening Questionnaire. For those at higher risk, TB testing will also be required. Please begin this process early to avoid delays. Take the following form to your Healthcare provider if you are directed to do so after completing the TB risk screening questionnaire: TB Assessment Questionnaire.

Complete the Immunization Requirements 

Fall Deadline July 11, 2022

All incoming students are required to submit proof of specific vaccinations/immunizations as per the University of California mandate. You are required to obtain records OR have your healthcare provider fill out the Immunization Form.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Fall Deadline July 11, 2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the UC-wide Vaccine Mandate requires that all students be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption/deferral in order to be physically present on campus. To start the process of requesting an exemption, visit Return to Learn to read more about the types of exemptions and deferrals that best suits your case. Please note, all exemptions and deferrals are only for the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Failure to be compliant with the mandate by July 11, 2022 will result in an administrative hold being placed on one’s record—preventing Fall Quarter 2022 enrollment. Non-compliant students will also be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and may be subject to progressive disciplinary action. To submit proof of status, please use MyStudentChart and upload your vaccination documents by July 11, 2022.

Please direct any clinical or medical questions to the ASK A NURSE function in your MyStudentChart. This is only for health-related information. Please direct any questions about the exemption process or how to become compliant with the UC COVID-19 Mandate to ucsdtha@ucsd.edu. (STRICTLY NO HEALTH INFORMATION should be sent to this email address)

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Extension (International Program)

Deadlines will be handled by your program dependent upon program start dates.

Please email the Extension Program with any issues, DESHealthandSafety@ucsd.edu.

Tuberculosis Requirement:

  1. Sign up for MyStudentChart, if needed follow instructions.
  2. On the MyStudentChart Welcome Page go to Menu > Immunizations and Screening.
  3. Click on the TB Requirement and complete the TB Risk Screening Questionnaire, and download the TB Testing Form if this is indicated.
  4. If testing is indicated, take the form to a Primary Care Provider to order testing and complete the form.
  5. Return to MyStudentChart > Menu > Immunizations and Screening > TB Requirement and upload your completed form.

Regular Immunization Requirement:

  1. Sign up for MyStudentChart, if needed follow instructions.
  2. On the MyStudentChart Welcome Page go to Menu > Immunizations and Screening.
  3. Click on Immunization Requirements.
  4. Enter the dates of the required vaccines — MMR, Varicella, Tdap & Meningococcal.
  5. Upload a vaccine record. If you do not have a vaccine record and/or if you have gaps in your vaccine record, please take the UC San Diego Immunization Requirement Form to a Primary Care Provider to order the missing vaccines or titers (blood testing for immunity) and fill in the form.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate:

  1. Sign up for MyStudentChart, if needed follow instructions.
  2. On the MyStudentChart Welcome Page go to Menu > COVID-19.
  3. Enter your vaccine type (only WHO & FDA-Approved vaccines are accepted) and dates.
  4. Upload proof of your vaccine(s).

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Deadline: June 1, 2022

Tuberculosis Requirement:

  1. Sign up for MyStudentChart, if needed follow instructions.
  2. On the MyStudentChart Welcome Page, go to Menu > Immunizations and Screening.
  3. Click on the TB Requirement and complete the TB Risk Screening Questionnaire, and download the TB Testing Form if this is indicated.
  4. If testing is indicated, take the form to a Primary Care Provider to order testing and complete the form.
  5. Return to MyStudentChart > Menu > Immunizations and Screening > TB Requirement and upload your completed form.

Regular Immunization Requirement:

  1. Sign up for MyStudentChart, if needed follow instructions.
  2. On the MyStudentChart Welcome Page go to Menu > Immunizations and Screening.
  3. Click on Immunization Requirements.
  4. Enter the dates of the required vaccines — MMR, Varicella, Tdap & Meningococcal.
  5. Upload a vaccine record. If you do not have a vaccine record and/or if you have gaps in your vaccine record, please take the UC San Diego Immunization Requirement Form to a Primary Care Provider to order the missing vaccines or titers (blood testing for immunity) and fill in the form.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate:

  1. Sign up for MyStudentChart, if needed follow instructions.
  2. On the MyStudentChart Welcome Page go to Menu > COVID-19.
  3. Enter your vaccine type (only WHO & FDA-Approved vaccines are accepted) and dates.
  4. Upload proof of your vaccine(s).

School of Medicine/Skaggs School of Pharmacy Students (Professional Schools)

As a School of Medicine or Skaggs School of Pharmacy student, you are required to fulfill additional Immunization and TB requirements. 

The Immunization and Tuberculosis testing forms must be taken to your Healthcare Provider, and laboratory proof of titers/Quantiferon testing/X-rays must also be uploaded with your forms.

Complete the Flu Vaccine Requirement

By UCOP mandate, all UCSD students who will be living on campus or coming to campus for work or learning during the 2020-2021 academic year will be required to document the receipt of a flu vaccine. This mandate will be enforced beginning November 16, 2020. Additional information can be found by reviewing the Influenza Vaccine Student Q&A.

  • If you have received the flu vaccine, at the Price Center or at Student Health after September 1, this has been documented in your student medical record and you are compliant. 
  • If you have received the vaccine outside of UCSD Student Health and outside of UCSD Health, you need to attest that you have received the vaccine and input the date it was administered. 
  • Please go to your MyStudentChart Home Page, go to Health -> Preventative Care-> Scroll to find the Influenza Vaccine -> Click Mark as Complete -> enter the date you received the vaccine and Accept. Vaccine is marked as completed (you may need to refresh your browser to see this).
  • If you are requesting an exemption for the flu vaccine for a medical/disability or religious exemption, please fill out the following form:
  • You need to send your completed form to shsfluvaccine@health.ucsd.edu. The form will be reviewed, and you will be notified if the request has been accepted.

Health Requirements Webinar on June 7, 2022

Health Requirements Presentation (PDF)

Questions?

For all health questions, you will first need to log on to MyStudentChart and send a Message to "Ask-a-Nurse". Please be patient as we process a high volume of questions around deadlines.

For technical questions, email shstb@health.ucsd.edu (Strictly no health information should be sent to this email address).