You can try your parents to see if they have any official documentation for you. You can also try any public schools that you may have attended. Previous colleges and/or universities are good sources, too, especially if you are a transfer student. Previous physicians may also have the records.
An MMR is an immunization vaccine (shot) against Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
To avoid delays, please fax, email or mail your immunization records directly to the Immunization Office.
No, a legible faxed copy of your shot records and Immunization Form is enough.
Public universities in Florida are required to keep records for seven years from the time they were submitted. If it has been more than seven years, you may check with us to see if we still have your records and if they meet the current requirements.
Yes. Each university stores the immunization data differently and these systems are not linked together. Also, the requirement states that each university must have a copy of every student's immunization record on file.
Students have the option of either waiving or providing shot records for Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Meningitis.
However, every student born after 1956 needs to provide shot records for Measles and Rubella.
A medical exemption can be submitted by your physician; it must include the medical reason for the exemption.
You may submit a dated letter from your physician stating your situation. Another option would be to have your blood tested for immunity to Measles and Rubella (results must be positive). Pregnant women are routinely tested for Rubella, so you could get a copy of that from your OB/GYN. Keep in mind that, either way, you still need to fill out an FAU Immunization Form.
You have the option of having a blood test done to show the presence of the Measles and Rubella antibodies. If the test results are positive and show immunity to Measles and Rubella, then this would be acceptable. However, if these tests came back negative, then you would have to show proof of immunization.
Yes. The requirement states that we must have a signed Immunization Form on file for every student who attends classes at FAU.
Immunizations given prior to your first birthday may be ineffective because your immune system was not fully developed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Measles and Rubella immunizations be given after you are one year of age.
You may attach your doctor's business card or have him/her write your immunization dates on his/her letterhead.
Yes. Once you have been admitted to FAU, you are eligible to use Student Health Services to receive MMRs, Hepatitis B and Meningitis vaccines, as well as titers for Measles, Rubella and Hepatitis B. If you have applied, but not yet been admitted, we will ask you to wait until your admission has been confirmed.