USF 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog - Pages 24 - 25
As a prerequisite to matriculation or registration, the State University System of Florida requires all students born after 1956 to present documented proof of immunity to RUBEOLA (measles) and RUBELLA (German measles). The documented date of immunization for both measles and rubella should indicate the day, month, and year. However, only month and year will suffice if the month and year indicate that the immunization was given at least 13 months after the month of birth. Exceptions to this policy may be granted in the event of valid medical contraindications, or for religious reasons.
Consistent with Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services guidelines, acceptable proof of immunity for Rubeola (measles) and Rubella (German Measles) are as follows:
If the student has no documentation of any doses of measles vaccine, vaccine should be given at the time of entry and the second dose no less than twenty-eight (28) days later. It is recommended that both doses of measles vaccine be given as a combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Vaccinations and blood titers are available at Student Health Services.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL FEMALES SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THEY SHOULD NOT BE VACCINATED IF THERE IS ANY POSSIBILITY OF PREGNANCY.
Temporary Medical exemptions must be submitted by the attending physician and must include reason for exemption and duration of exemption.
Records will be kept in electronic (computer) form. Hard Copy proof submitted by students will not be available for return.
Please send questions or comments to:
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Effective Date: Semester I, 2004