University at Albany
 

Immunization Requirements for International Students

 

MMR (Measles Mumps and Rubella)
All UALBANY students 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 be in English and include two identifiers (preferably name and date of birth).

  • Vaccine records (including actual dates).
  • Blood tests for immunity performed outside of the US are acceptable.   A legible copy of the lab report 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.

If you have  spent over 4 weeks in any TB endemic country within the past 5 years you must have a TB blood test (QuantiFERON or T-Spot).

The only exceptions are:

  • If who have received a full course of treatment for Tuberculosis with TB medications
    • You will need to provide medical documentation confirming the start and end dates of treatment and medications prescribed.
  • If you had a blood test that reveals a previous positive response
    • You should submit the QuantiFERON Gold or T-Spot results. The lab test report must be provided in English with your name and date of birth.
    • You will also need to meet with a Student Health Services provider and have a Chest X-ray done in the United States.

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.