Immunization Requirements

Click here to view the University of Pittsburgh Vaccinations and Immunizations Requirements Policy.

Please click here to enter Student Health Services’ Immunization Portal.

To meet University of Pittsburgh’s immunization requirements for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, and if living on-campus, meningitis, you’ll need to provide the following and upload supporting documentation:

  1. Dates of immunizations by:
    • completing steps to request State Immunization Registry records, or

    • manually entering,

  2. Proof of immunity (e.g., lab test result showing immunity),

  3. Documentation of disease, and/or

  4. Request for exemption

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) – 2 doses

  • 1st dose– administered at 12 – 15 months or older
  • 2nd dose– administered at 4 – 6 years or later, and at least one month after the first dose”
    or 
  • Laboratory evidence of immunity/titer to measles, mumps, and rubella

Varicella (Chicken Pox) – 2 doses

  • 1st dose– administered at 12 months or older 
  • 2nd dose– at least 3 months after the first dose up to 13 years of age.   At least 4 weeks after the first dose when first dose administered at 13 years of age or older 
    or 
  • Laboratory evidence of immunity/titer 
    or 
  • Healthcare provider documentation of disease

Meningitis (Meningococcal Quadrivalent)

Required if living in University Housing 

  • An initial dose of Meningococcal Quadrivalent (ACWY) vaccine at age 11-15 with a booster dose at age 16
    or
  • If initial dose was given after age 16, no booster dose is required

FAQs

​​​​​​There is not a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. On December 5, 2023, the COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy was decommissioned. 

  1. Login to my.pitt.edu. 
  2. Go to “Student Health Services Student Portal.”
  3. Click on “Immunization Portal.”

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) – 2 doses

  • 1st dose – administered at 12 – 15 months or older
  • 2nd dose – administered at 4 – 6 years or later, and at least 4 weeks after the first dose
    or 
  • Laboratory evidence of immunity/titer to measles, mumps, and rubella

 

Varicella (Chicken Pox) – 2 doses

  • 1st dose – administered at 12 months or older 
  • 2nd dose – at least 3 months after the first dose up to 13 years of age. At least 4 weeks after the first dose when first dose administered at 13 years of age or older 
    or 
  • Laboratory evidence of immunity/titer
    or 
  • Healthcare provider documentation of disease

 

Meningitis - Meningococcal Quadrivalent - Required if living in University housing 

  • An initial dose of Meningococcal Quadrivalent (A,C,Y,W-135) vaccine at age 11-15 with a booster dose at age 16
    or
  • If initial dose was given after age 16, no booster dose is required

MMR, recommend providing laboratory evidence of immunity/titer or scheduling an appointment to receive two doses of vaccine, separated by a minimum of 4 weeks.

Varicella, recommend providing documentation of disease by a healthcare provider, laboratory evidence of immunity/titer, or scheduling an appointment to receive two doses of vaccine, separated by a minimum of 4 weeks.

Meningitis, recommend scheduling an appointment to receive a single dose of quadrivalent meningococcal ACWY vaccine.

​​​​​​To schedule an appointment, you can either self-schedule through Student Health’s Patient Portal or call (412) 383-1800 during normal business hours.

A student may be granted a medical exemption from immunization based on a written statement from a physician, or their designee, that the immunization may be detrimental to the health of the student. The medical exemption attestation statement should include the name of the student, printed name of the medical provider, signature of the provider, date of signature, and contact information for the provider. 
 
An exemption from immunization also may be granted based on a student’s written objection to the immunization on religious grounds or based on a moral or ethical conviction. The religious or moral/ethical exemption attestation statement should include a short rationale for the requested exemption (no more than 100 words), printed name of the student, signature of the student, and date of signature. 

In the Immunization Portal:

  1. Click on required vaccine
  2. Select exemption type (Medical Exemption or Religious or Moral/Ethical Exemption)
  3. Enter today’s date, and
  4. Upload the exemption attestation statement

Upon completion of above, you are considered compliant with the University’s Immunization Policy.

You will receive updates via secure message (Student Health’s Patient Portal) and email (Pitt account).

Statuses can also be viewed via the Immunization Portal.

You will see that you are Compliant in the Immunization Portal.

In the Immunization Portal, click on “View Missing Immunizations” to see Missing Immunization and Reason for Not Compliant.

As a reminder, you must Upload through the portal supporting documentation, including immunization records, exemption attestation statement, laboratory evidence of immunity, and/or healthcare provider documentation of disease.