Vaccination Requirements for International Students
IUPUI requires proof of immunizations for all new students.
The following immunizations/vaccinations are required for all students:
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (commonly called the MMR vaccine in the United States)
- Varicella (or Chickenpox vaccine)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (commonly called Tdap vaccine in the United States)
- Meningitis **recommended, but not required**
Students must submit verification of medical records to the university:
Step 1: Connect to One.iu.edu
Use your university username and passphrase to access One.iu.edu
Step 2: Locate Immunization Compliance records
Once logged into your One.iu.edu account, use the search function to locate "Immunization Compliance" and click on the link that appears.
Step 3: Submit your records
Follow the instructions as directed within the "Immunization Compliance" application. You just upload proof of your immunizations/vaccinations for each of the items listed above. If your records are not written in English, you must supply an official certified English translation.
If you have one document that shows all of your immunization/vaccination records, submit that same document for each item.
I have not received these vaccinations/immunizations.
If you have not already received these vaccinations, our Student (Campus) Health Services does offer and administer these once you arrive to IUPUI. If covered under the IUPUI International Student Health Insurance policy (administered by Aetna), these vaccinations are fully covered.
If you must pay out of pocket because your insurance plan does not cover these vaccinations, the Student Health Services office is usually the lowest cost medical facility to receive them. Expect a bill around $900 USD.
I do not know which of these vaccinations/immunizations I have received.
If you are unsure which, if any, of these vaccinations you have received, you may come to the Student Health Services office and discuss a 'titer' test with a nurse. Titer tests are tests that medical professionals can use to help determine immunities. These tests can help pinpoint which, if any, of the vaccinations above you need.
If the titer test shows you have already received the vaccinations above, it can be submitted to verify your immunization/vaccination records.
Be aware, a titer test may not be the best option based on your country of origin and medical history. You may discuss this option with the medical professionals on staff; they may recommend vaccinations or a titer test given your specific medical history.
Tuberculosis (TB) Screening
All incoming international students are required to undergo a tuberculosis (TB) screening after arrival at IUPUI and within five weeks of your first semester. TB screening will be administered by IUPUI Student Health, or you may also submit records of a U.S. based screening result. More information can be found on the Student Health webpage here.
Please follow the steps above to submit evidence of your U.S. based TB Screening.
The required vaccines and TB screening are covered under the IUPUI International Student Health Insurance plan administered by Aetna at no additional cost to you. This saves you about $900. Most substitute insurance plans do not cover these vaccines/immunizations/tests. If you have a substitute plan, expect about a $900 bill from the Campus Health Services office if you receive these treatments.