SJSU Immunization Requirements


All incoming students (Am I a New Student?)  are required to submit proof of required immunization prior to the first day of classes for Fall 2019.  

Students who need to get these vaccinations or gather proof of immunization are strongly encouraged to do so prior to their mandatory orientation dates.  Acceptable proof of immunization can be obtained from the student’s immunization record, including the name and date(s) of immunization or date and results of blood testing indicating immunity.  Acceptable proof of immunization may be provided by the student’s high school, private health care provider or local health department.

AUGUST 20, 2019 is the  deadline for Fall 2019 incoming students to submit Measles, Rubella & Hepatitis B proof of immunization. A HOLD will be placed (blocking you from registering for future semesters) if your documentation is not uploaded on time. Students will be able to upload their documents through the immunization portal link below beginning June 10, 2019.

Please note: paper submission will not be accepted


Required Immunizations  

Measles and Rubella (MMR): Series of 2 vaccinations started after one year of age and at least one month apart.You must submit proof of immunization if you were born after January 1, 1957.

Hepatitis B:Series of 3 vaccinations, which may take up to seven months to complete (or series of 2 vaccinations of newer Heplisav vaccine for anyone 18 years and older).  All incoming students who are 18 years of age or younger on the first day of their first term must submit proof of Hepatitis B immunization.



Incoming students for Spring 2020 will be able to upload proof of immunization beginning December 16, 2019.  


Strongly Recommended Immunizations (for all students):  

In addition to the Measles and Rubella (MMR vaccine) and Hepatitis B immunizations required to attend San Jose State University, the following vaccines are strongly recommended for college age adults by the American College Health Association. Some of the following vaccines will be required by the CSU in Fall 2020:

  • Varicella (Chicken Pox Vaccine): 2 separate doses for all who have not had natural chickenpox.
  • Tetanus/Pertussis/Diphtheria Booster (Tdap): all students should have had 1 dose of Tdap after age 7.
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine: for all ages and travelers.
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine: 3 separate doses (or series of 2 vaccinations of newer Heplisav vaccine) for all students regardless of age.
  • Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine (HPV): for women and men through age 26.
  • Meningococcal conjugate: (Serogroups A, C, Y and W-135) 1 dose on or after age 16 for all students age 23 or younger.  
  • Meningococcal B:  for students age 16-23, based on individual clinical decision.
  • Mumps Vaccine: included along with Measles and Rubella in MMR Vaccine.
  • Polio Vaccine:  if series not completed as a child.
  • Flu Vaccine: annually for all ages.
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine:for students with certain medical conditions, e.g., severe asthma, diabetes, chronic liver or kidney disease - consult with your healthcare provider.
  • Vaccines for international travel: based on destination Refer to CDC international travel information for recommendations,


Tips for Submitting Required Documents

For questions regarding required immunizations, email


 Submit Immunization Button

Note: If  you are required to submit proof of immunization at this time, you should have received a secure message from SJSU Immunization Compliance.  If you have not received this secure message, keep your immunization proof as you may be required to provide it as enrollment processes are updated. You will be notified via secure message.


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Exemptions - Students may be granted medical exemptions from required immunizations if they can provide a signed statement from a physician documenting either: a) the student has a physical condition or medical circumstance that contraindicates vaccination. b) other evidence of immunity. Duration of exemption (permanent or temporary with end date) should be specified.