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.
- 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. For information about Residence Life COVID-19 and other infectious diseases procedures, including disclosure and isolation policies, see the Residence Life Infectious Diseases Policies and Procedures webpage.
Consent Form for Students Under the Age of 18
Students who are under 18 years of age and attending school at UAA will need to have a parent or legal guardian complete the Student Health and Counseling Center Minor Consent to Treat Form to access certain health services at the SHCC. Students who are minors should have a parent our guardian complete the form and submit it to the SHCC before scheduling an appointment with the SHCC to address immunization compliance.
Religious or Medical Exemptions to Vaccine Requirements
Requests for exemption accommodations to any vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons are reviewed by the Dean of Students Office. Please see the Religious and Medical Accommodation Process for Students webpage for more information about requesting an exemption.
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