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Immunization Requirements


As a pre-requisite to registration, Florida International University requires all students to comply with the following immunization policy regulations from the Florida Board of Governors regarding immunity of MMR, Hepatitis B, and Meningitis. If proper documentation is not provided, a student will not be able to register and will continue to have an immunization hold on his or her account.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

Prior to registration, all students born on or after January 1, 1957 are required to show proof of
immunity to MMR.

  • Acceptable proof consists of:
    • two (2) doses of the MMR
    • two (2) Measles and one (1) dose of Rubella
    • Proof of immunity by way of a blood test lab result (measles (rubeola) and rubella positive IgG titer required) 
  • The first dose must be received on or after the 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart.
  • Vaccines given prior 1969 can only be accepted if the vaccine is specified to be a “live virus” vaccine.
  • Documents must be signed and stamped by a health care provider. 

Hepatitis B

Prior to registration, all students who matriculated after July 1, 2008 are required to show proof
of immunity for Hepatitis B. This vaccine is strongly recommended but not mandatory.

Acceptable proof consists of:

  • Three (3) doses with the second dose taken at least 28 days after the first dose; the third dose must be taken at least 56 days after the second dose and at least 112 days after the first dose
  • Proof of immunity by way of a blood test lab result (Hepatitis B Surface Antibody test required)
  • Hepatitis B immunization waiver (can be waived online through my.fiu.edu for students age 18 and over)

Meningitis

Prior to registration, all students who matriculated after July 1, 2008 are required to show proof of vaccination for Meningitis. This vaccine is strongly recommended, particularly for students living on campus, but not mandatory. 

Acceptable proof consists of:

  • One (1) dose of Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine or
  • Meningitis immunization waiver (can be waived online through my.fiu.edu for students age 18 and over)