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Immunizations

Immunization Requirements for Students Living on Campus

Residence Life at the University of Alaska Anchorage, in compliance with University of Alaska Board of Regents policy, requires all students living on campus to provide documentation of immunizations. The University of Alaska Anchorage Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) is responsible for verification of compliance with these requirements. Please log in to the Student Health and Counseling Patient Portal to enter your immunization information and submit a copy of your immunization records to the Health Center. 

Please note: Residence Life cannot accept immunization or health records. All records should be submitted directly to the Student Health and Counseling Center. 

All students must be in compliance with the immunization requirements before checking in to student housing.

Required Immunizations

  • Meningococcal vaccine (required for students under 21 and highly recommended for students 21 and older)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)--2 doses
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria--within 10 years
  • Tuberculosis (TB) test with a negative result within six months prior to initial move-in

As of April 2022, the University of Alaska Anchorage no longer requires students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to live in student housing. However, residents are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in consultation with a medical professional and according to guidance from public health officials. Vaccinations have been identified as the most effective strategy in stopping the spread of the virus. Being vaccinated may also reduce the amount of time required or recommended for quarantine following an exposure.

Requests for exemption accommodations to any vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons are reviewed by the Dean of Students Office. Students may request an exemption by completing one of two forms on the Dean of Students Office website: the Student Medical Accommodation for Immunizations Request Form or the Student Religious Accommodation for Immunizations Request Form. Note: Please disregard the references to COVID-19 in these forms and complete them based on immunizations generally as opposed to one specific vaccination. Thank you for your patience as we work to update the language.

Information on Meningococcal Disease

The State of Alaska requires all post-secondary educational institutions to provide information about meningococcal disease and meningococcal vaccine to all students who intend to reside in campus housing and requires that the student indicate that they have either been vaccinated against the disease or have received information about it.

The meningococcal vaccine is required for residential students under the age of 21. Although it is not required for students 21 or older, it is highly recommended.

  • Meningococcal disease:
    Is a serious illness that can cause death within a few hours of onset; one in 10 cases is fatal, and one in seven survivors of the illness is left with severe disability.
  • Is a contagious but also largely preventable infection of the spinal cord fluid and the fluid surrounding the brain;
  • Scientific evidence suggests that college students living in campus housing are at a moderately increased risk of contracting meningococcal disease; and
  • Immunization against meningococcal disease decreases the risk of contracting the illness