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Montana State University requires all students to meet the following immunization requirements before registering for classes.

REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS

  1. MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)

    • Students need to submit official documentation showing two MMR vaccinations that meet the following requirements:
      • Two doses started after 12 months of age
      • Must be at least 28 days between dose 1 and 2
      • Can be combined  or individual vaccines
      • The second dose must be after 1980
      • Students can have titers to prove immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella in place of MMR vaccination records. 
    • Students born before January 1957 are not required to submit documentation of MMRs

 Examples of Official Documentation 

    • Immunization record from doctor's office
    • State certificate of immunizations
    • High school transcript including immunizations
    • Military immunization record
    • Yellow immunization card
    • Childhood immunization booklet
    • Lab results of titers showing immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella
    • UHP - Medical Services immunization form to be completed by a health care provider in place of other official documentation
  1. Tuberculosis Screening

RECOMMENDED VACCINATIONS  (Discuss with your health care provider)

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (TDAP)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Polio. Student complies if primary series completed (2 oral Polio or 3 intramuscular vaccinations)
  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV2 or HPV4)
  • Influenza (annually)
  • Varicella (chicken pox) 

SUBMITTING YOUR DOCUMENTATION

You can submit your immunization and tuberculosis screening documentation by one of the following methods:

  • Fax: (406) 994-2504
  • On-line patient portal
  • Mail: PO Box 173260, Bozeman, MT 59717
  • Dropping it off at the UHP Medical Services front office

 

Frequently Asked Questions

You can check you status by logging into MyInfo  (http://www.montana.edu/students/), select the Student Services tab > Student Records >View Holds.If there is not an Initial Immunization hold or a Tuberculosis Screening hold, your documentation has met the university requirements. If either hold is on your account, you need to submit documentation verifying your immunization status. Please contact our office with questions.

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You can check your immunization status by calling our office at 406-994-2311. A staff member will be happy to review your account with you.

Immunization records and registration holds have to be processed by a staff member, so you may continue to see a registration hold after you’ve submitted your documentation. Please allow some time for our staff to process your records.

Immunization records are usually processed within 48 hours. But this time frame does vary depending on the volume of incoming records. 

Please call our office with any concerns or to check your status at 406-994-2311.

MSU only requires documentation of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccinations and the Tuberculosis Screening Form. 

However, we recommend discussing your vaccination history and which shots you need to update with your primary care provider. You can use the list of recommended vaccines included above in your discussion with your health care provider.

You can get the MMR vaccination at the UHP-Medical Services clinic or at a doctor's office, county health department, or pharmacy of your choice. 

We encourage you to call around for pricing and contact your insurance company to check the  locations at which they will cover the cost. 

Please complete and read the Tuberculosis Screening form carefully. You may not need a TB skin test.

If you do need to complete the TB skin test, also called a PPD skin test, you can get the test done at the UHP-Medical Services clinic or at a doctor's office, or county health department of your choice.

We encourage you to call around for pricing and contact your insurance company to check the  locations at which they will cover the cost if it is covered by your insurance plan.

If you complete the TB skin test at another clinic, please have them send the documentation to our office. It must include the injection date, the read date, and the result in millimeters to be accepted. 

If you are submitting the UHP Immunization Form as your documentation of two MMR vaccinations, it must be signed by a doctor, nurse, physician's assistant, family nurse practitioner, or other health care provider. It will also need their clinic stamp.

If you have another form of official documentation on the list above and are submitting that to our office, you do not need to complete the UHP Immunization Form. 

QUESTIONS?

Please call our office at (406) 994-2311 or email questions about immunizations to immune@montana.edu.