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Registration Requirements -
Notice: Prior to registering for any classes on campus, all students born after 1956 are required to present documentation of proof of immunity to Measles (Rubeola) and Rubella (German Measles). It is further required that all students must present proof of immunity to Hepatitis B and Meningitis or decline immunization by signature. Students living in USF Housing must be vaccinated against Meningitis with one dose after 16th birthday (no declination is permitted).
As a prerequisite to matriculation or registration,the State University System of Florida requires all students born after Dec. 31, 1956 to present documented proof of immunity to MEASLES (Rubeola) and RUBELLA (German Measles). Consistent with Florida Department of Health guidelines, acceptable proof of immunity is as follows:
Measles: Students can be considered immune to measles (rubeola) only if they have documentation of at least one of the following:
1. Medical documentation of immunization with TWO (2) DOSES of live measles virus vaccine on or after the first birthday (and administered no less than 28 days apart). Persons vaccinated with killed, or an unknown vaccine, prior to 1968 must be revaccinated. Persons born before 1957 may be considered to have had a natural infection, and therefore do not need measles vaccine (Immunization Form on reverse can be completed by physician or documentation attached) OR,
2. Copy of laboratory (serologic) evidence of measles immunity (IgG rubeola titer) OR,
3. A written, dated statement signed by a physician on his/her stationery that specifies the date seen and stating that the person has had an illness characterized by a generalized rash lasting three (3) or more days, a fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, a cough, and conjunctivitis, and, in the physician's opinion, is diagnosed to have had the 10 day measles (rubeola).
Rubella: Students can be considered immune to rubella only if they have documentation as follows:
1. Medical documentation of immunization with live rubella virus vaccine on, or after, the first birthday (Immunization Form on reverse can be completed by physician or documentation attached) OR,
2. Copy of laboratory (serologic) evidence of rubella immunity
(IgG rubella titer).
PLEASE NOTE: ALL FEMALES SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THEY SHOULD NOT BE VACCINATED IF THERE IS ANY POSSIBILITY OF PREGNANCY.