All students residing in any/all university provided housing and/or international students attending Barry University on an F-1 or J-1 visa, are required to provide the Student Health Center (SHC) with all of the proper immunization and insurance documentation listed below.
Failure to comply with the University health policy may negatively affect the student's registration process and/or university housing arrangements.
Medically documented proof of:
- Adult tetanus vaccination within the past 10 years (Tdap preferred)
- Two measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccines (with the first dose at the age of 12 to 15 months or later and the second dose at age 4 to 6 years or later) or laboratory proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella
- Meningitis vaccination within the past five years (required if living in campus housing)
All students are strongly encouraged to provide a statement of good health and proof of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Varicella (if no documented case of chicken pox), annual influenza vaccinations, and PPD (tuberculosis) screenings prior to attending Barry University. All required and recommended vaccinations are available at the SHC.
Note: Immunization records received by the SHC are entered into the University computer system for lifelong retrieval. Hard copies of vaccinations administered by the staff of the SHC are maintained for seven years in the SHC. The SHC assists all academic programs by providing those immunizations that are required for academic matriculation and clinical rotations.
Acceptable records of immunizations may be obtained from the following sources and must be presented to the Student Health Center prior to the first day of classes and/or moving into any/all university provided housing):
- High school records
- Personal immunization records (signed or stamped by a health care provider)
- Health Department or physician records
- Military documents or World Health Organization documents
- Previous college or university immunization records (These records do not automatically transfer – you must request a copy.)