University at Albany
 

Immunization Requirements for International Students

 

MMR (Measles Mumps and Rubella)
All UALBANY students (both domestic and international) must provide proof of having received two measles, one mumps and one rubella vaccine OR submit proof of blood tests indicating immunity to these diseases. Records must include two identifiers (preferably name and date of birth).

  • Vaccine records (including actual dates) must be provided (preferably with English translations).
  • Blood tests for immunity performed outside of the US are acceptable.   A legible copy of the lab report in English must be provided.

TB (Tuberculosis) Requirements

All UAlbany students are assessed for the risk of TB (Tuberculosis) through the Required Health Form.

The most common risk for TB is exposure in a TB endemic country, a country known to have a high rate of TB. This includes most Eastern Mediterranean, African, Asian, Central and South American countries.

All students who have  spent over 4 weeks in any TB endemic country within the past 5 years must have a TB blood test (QuantiFERON or T-Spot).
The only exceptions are:

  • Students who have received a full course of treatment for Tuberculosis with TB medications
    • These students will need to provide medical documentation confirming the duration of treatment and medications taken.
  • Students with a blood test that reveals a previous positive response
    • Quanteferon Gold or T-Spot are the only acceptable blood tests for TB. The lab test report must be provided in English.
    • These students will be required to have a Chest X-ray done in the United States and will also need to meet with a Health Center provider.

We recommend the TB test be done and results submitted before arriving at UAlbany. TB blood test results must include the lab test report. The report must be in English and include two patient identifiers (preferably name and date of birth).

 Anyone not complying with this requirement will have a “hold” placed on their registration for the next semester.