Immunizations and Tuberculosis Test Requirement
- A copy of your health care provider immunization record is required to show proof of two MMRs OR a positive rubeola lab report
- A tuberculosis test at Nebraska Medicine – UNO Health Center when you arrive
The tuberculosis test is required of all international students—NO EXCEPTIONS. If the test is positive, the student must have a chest X-ray at the UNO Health Center.
Can't find your health records? You have options:
- Receive two rubeola measles/MMR immunizations inthe Nebraska Medicine – UNO Health Center why you arrive, scheduled 30 days apart. An appointment is required;
- Have a rubeola blood test drawn inthe Nebraska Medicine – UNO Health Center. An appointment to have the test done is required. A negative test result requires two rubeola measles/MMR immunizations
Cost of the MMR vacine and Tuberculosis Test is the responsibility of the student. The Nebraska Medicine – UNO Health Center can submit on behalf of the student to the Student Insurance Policy. Health Services can also submit charges to other designated insurance policies.
Required of all Students
- A student's immunization record must show proof of two separate MMR shots showing month, day, and year it was given OR a copy of a positive rubeola blood (titre) lab test result showing immunity. A copy of this information needs to be submitted.
- Places to look for an immunization record can include any of the following: school immunization record from your high school, previous attended university/college, healthcare provider's office, public health department, or a military record.
- The record must show the MMR shots to be after a student's first birthday and after January 1, 1968.
- If a student just received an MMR and needs to receive another shot to compete the health requirement, you will need to wait 30 days before receiving your second MMR. The health hold is removed during this time.
- If you were born before January 1, 1957 you do not need to submit records or additional information.
- The MMR vaccine and lab services to perform a rubeola blood titre if needed are available in Health Services with no appointment needed.
Power of Attorney Form (For 18-year-old students)
If you are unable to submit your power of attorney form online, submit by:
- Drop off your power of attorney form to the Nebraska Medicine – UNO Health Center, located in 102 H&K
For more information, contact the Nebraska Medicine – UNO Health Center at 402.554.2374
Meningococcal disease is a rare infection with potentially devastating results. The vaccine is recommended for the first year students living in university housing but is not required by the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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