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UW Immunization Requirements
Students attending classes at the University of Washington Tacoma are required to provide proof of immunity as a public health measure in accordance with Centers for Disease Control guidelines. Students enrolled in online programs at UW Tacoma also are subject to these requirements. We recommend that documentation of immunity should be submitted no later than the first day of the quarter. Incomplete records may cause delays in your future quarter registration process.
There are two UW immunization requirements that most students must meet:
Note: Students in the Social Work program should follow the processes and deadlines of the Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP), instead of completing the UW Immunization Requirement verification.
|Immunization Requirement||Impacts to Registration if Not Met|
|COVID-19||This requirement must be satisfied before your first quarter registration, otherwise a block will prevent registration until documentation is received.|
|Measles, Mumps, Meningitis (MMM)||If you do not submit the required immunization documentation before Registration Period 1 begins for your second quarter, a hold will be placed on your registration until your documentation is received.|
Visit the Immunization Requirement's website for details and instructions on fulfilling each immunization requirement. Their website contains links to the online portals for submitting the required documentation. Please note that the Office of the Registrar cannot accept your immunization documents or assist with any of the registration holds/blocks that are tied to the immunization requirements.
Contact the Immunity Verification Program directly.
Be ready to provide your student ID number and/or UW NetID.
Early Access to Student Health Services for Required Immunizations
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health (VMFH) is a local healthcare provider that is contracted to provide a range of free healthcare services to UW Tacoma students, also known as Student Health Services (SHS). UW Tacoma students may access Student Health Services on the first day of their first quarter at UW Tacoma.
To increase access to immunizations, Student Health Services can provide the required immunizations to newly admitted UW Tacoma students before the start of their first quarter. Undergraduate students who 1) have completed new student orientation for the upcoming quarter and 2) are registered for classes in the upcoming quarter may request early access prior to visiting the clinic. All other covered student health services begin at the start of the quarter.
For questions about early access to Student Health, email firstname.lastname@example.org.