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Student Health/Cheney International Building

Department 3068

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2130

TeleType: (307) 766-2132

Fax: (307) 766-2711

Email: studenthealth@uwyo.edu

Pharmacy

Phone: (307) 766-6602

Mandatory MMR Immunization Requirement

University of Wyoming Student Health Service


Immunization Requirement

This policy affects students of the University of Wyoming born after December 31, 1956 who will be taking on campus classes. All students must prove immunity to measles, mumps and rubella prior to class registration.

How Do I Prove That I Have Immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella?

  1. You provide verified documentation of receipt of 2 MMR vaccinations,
    at least 4 weeks apart, given after your first birthday, OR
  2. You provide results of blood tests (called a titer) that prove you are immune to measles, mumps and rubella.

What Do I Need To Do To Comply With This Requirement?

  1. Obtain previous immunization records. The records should be signed by a health care (or appropriate) representative, and dated on or after the date of the second MMR immunization.  Official forms that will verify immunization include
    a. Statement or photocopy of records from a doctor's office or clinic. 
    b. State or international immunization record.
    c. Primary or secondary school records of immunizations.
    d. Immunization records from another college or university.
    e. Military records.
    f. Previous employer records.
    g. County Public Health Office (to access a State registry record).
    h. Documentation of measles, mumps, or rubella blood tests/titers showing immunity.
    i.  Please note: All international immunization records should be translated into English.

  2. If verification from any of the above sources is unavailable, or you need another MMR vaccine, you need to do ONE of the following:
    a. Receive the MMR vaccine from your health care clinician or local health department prior to arrival on campus.
    b. Obtain the necessary blood tests from your health care clinician to prove immunity.
    c. Receive the MMR vaccine at the UW Student Health Service during our regular business hours
       (current cost: $70.50; price can change without notice).
    Immunizations are not given during the following hours:
      i. Summer session: from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm.
      ii. Academic session: from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

  3. Previous exemptions are not accepted.  Please use and upload the University of Wyoming forms available on this website.

  4. Sign into the Patient Portal (use your UW user name and password) and enter your MMR dates or titer results under the MMR tab.
    a. Enter other immunizations and dates under the Recommended tab.
    b. Hit the Submit key when you have entered all your immunization information.
    c. Upload the documentation of your immunizations using the “Upload” tab.

  5. You will be able to register for classes when your MMR immunization information has been verified by the Student Health Service staff.

What If I Dont Comply?

  1. You will be unable to register for classes until you comply with the MMR immunization requirement.

What If I Have a Reason Not To Be Immunized?

  1. If you have a medical contraindication to the MMR immunization, you should not receive the immunization and should complete the Medical Exemption Form (this Form requires a medical clinician signature). You can upload this form to the MMR immunization section of the Patient Portal using the “Upload” tab.
    a. Absolute contraindications include an allergy to neomycin or any other component of the MMR vaccine, or a
        previous life threatening allergic reaction to the MMR or MMRV vaccine.
    b. Temporary contraindications include pregnancy, being sick with something more than a cold, taking medications that
        affect the immune system, recent receipt of blood products, obtaining certain vaccines in the previous 4 weeks,
        cancer, and a low platelet count.
  2. If you have sincere religious beliefs against immunizations, you can complete the Religious Exemption Form (this form must be notarized). Previous exemptions are not accepted. You can upload this form to the MMR immunization section
    of the Patient Portal using the “Upload” tab.
  3. If you are exempt from the immunization requirement and there is an outbreak of one of the three illnesses on campus, you will be excluded from campus for the duration of the outbreak.

International students

  1. There are additional health requirements for international students.
  2. Please read the information on the Student Health Service webpage at International Students.

Outreach Students

  1. If you are an Outreach student and are not in classes on the Laramie or University of Wyoming at Casper campus, you are not required to comply with this immunization requirement.
  2. If you have an immunization hold, please contact the Office of the Registrar to have the hold removed.
  3. If you change your status and attend classes on the Laramie or University of Wyoming at Casper campus, you must comply with the immunization requirement.

If You Have Questions

  1. Call the Student Health Service during business hours at 307-766-2130.
  2. Email StudentHealth@uwyo.edu.

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Student Health Service

Student Health/Cheney International Building

Department 3068

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2130

TeleType: (307) 766-2132

Fax: (307) 766-2711

Email: studenthealth@uwyo.edu

Pharmacy

Phone: (307) 766-6602

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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