All incoming, continuing, re-admitted, and transfer students must be compliant with the UC Immunization Requirements and Recommendations, as mandated by the University of California Office of the President.

All students are also required to be up-to-date with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Recommendations, including current bivalent vaccine recommendations. COVID-19 vaccines may be declined by completing a Declination Statement through the UCSB MyHealth Portal, under the “Clearances” section. 

For more information on the campus policy regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and how to apply for exceptions and booster declinations, please visit UCSB COVID-19 Vaccine Information.

UC Immunization Requirement Proof of Immunization Required

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

Two doses; first dose on or after age 1 - OR - Titer (blood test) showing immunity.

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Two doses; first dose on or after age 1 - OR - Titer (blood test) showing immunity. Hint: History of varicella illness will not meet this requirement.  You will be required to perform titers showing immunity.

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)

Must be administered after age 7.

Meningococcal Conjugate Serogroups A, C, Y, & W-135

One dose on or after age 16 for all students under 22 years of age. Hint: Men B (Bexsero or Trumenba) will not meet this requirement.

COVID Bivalent

Enter vaccination date or submit declination form annually. Deadline: Please check your email and MyHealth portal messaging regularly for updates.

Influenza (Flu)

Enter vaccination date or submit declination form annually. Important Note: The flu vaccine is usually not available at Student Health until mid-September. In addition, the Flu Attestation Form for is not yet available. Please check your email and MyHealth portal messaging regularly for updates. Thank you for your patience.

UC TB Requirement

Screening: Tuberculosis (TB)

All incoming students must complete a TB Risk Screening Questionnaire. This form is located under the “Clearances” tab in the MyHealth Portal. After answering the questionnaire, review “Clearances” for additional requirements based on your responses.

How to Complete Your Immunization Requirements

  • Log on to the MyHealth Portal
  • Select Clearances
  • Enter your vaccination dates into the corresponding fields
  • Upload your Immunization record in the "Upload Immunization Forms" section

Hint: Take a picture on your phone and upload it from your photo library 

Note: Your records may be audited. Check your MyHealth Portal Clearances often to see if additional requirements are needed.

  • Requirements that are Compliant have been met successfully
  • Requirements that are Not-Compliant require additional items for clearance

Tips for Locating Immunization Records

  • If you need to locate your records please contact your medical care provider or the high school you attended.
  • If you were vaccinated in California, information can be requested through the State of California Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record.
  • If you cannot locate your records and you were previously vaccinated for Varicella and MMR, you can request blood tests (titers) from your current medical care provider.
  • If the titer result is negative you must begin the series of vaccinations.

Entry Immunization Exemptions

Exemptions for immunization compliance are reviewed by Student Health.


For questions or issues you may encounter while completing the University Immunization Requirements, please email or

Fax:  Your immunization records to 805-893-3593

The University of California Entrance Immunization policy information can be found at the following links: