Aug 03, 2021  
Graduate Catalog | 2021-2022 
    
Graduate Catalog | 2021-2022

Health Requirements


Health Insurance Requirements

Health insurance is required of all degree-seeking undergraduate students with six or more on-campus credit hours; all degree- or certificate-seeking graduate students with three or more on-campus credit hours; and all international students with an F-1 or J-1 visa, regardless of credit hours. 

Students who are currently uninsured may enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan by completing the enrollment form found on the Student Health Center website.  Pricing is available on the site as well. 

Students with existing health insurance coverage must supply this information online to the Student Health Center every Fall and Spring semester by the posted due date.  See the Student Health Center website for details.  Failure to comply will result in automatic enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan for the semester. 

Immunization Requirements

To protect all students at UNC Charlotte, North Carolina state law requires proof of immunizations upon entering the University or within thirty calendar days of the start of a student’s first semester.  Under North Carolina regulations, students not in compliance will be dropped from all courses.  Upon learning of admission to the University, students should submit their immunization records immediately.  Immunization Records must be uploaded via the Online Student Health Portal.  Further details regarding the immunization requirements and the records submission process are available online from the Student Health Center at studenthealth.uncc.edu.  Please consult the website for more detail about the requirements before submitting records to the University.  Although a health physical is not required for admission to the University, students are strongly encouraged to contact their healthcare provider or local health department to discuss additional recommendations for vaccinations.

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY VACCINES AND NUMBER OF DOSES REQUIRED
Vaccines Required
Tetanus, Diphtheria,
Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)1
Diphtheria,Tetanus,
and/or Pertussis1
Polio2 Measles3 Mumps4 Rubella5 Hepatitis B6 Varicella7
Doses Required 1 2 3 2 2 1 3 1

FOOTNOTE1 - Three doses of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid, of which one must be tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap).  Students enrolling in a 4-year college or university for the first time on or after July 1, 2008, must receive a tetanus/diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.

FOOTNOTE2 - An individual attending school who has attained his or her 18th birthday is not required to receive polio vaccine.

FOOTNOTE3 - Measles vaccines are not required if any of the following occur: Diagnoses of disease prior to January 1, 1994; An individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against measles and submits the lab report; or An individual born prior to 1957.  An individual who enrolled in college or university for the first time before July 1, 1994, is not required to have a second dose of measles vaccine.

FOOTNOTE4 - Mumps vaccine is not required if any of the following occur:  An individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against mumps and submits the lab report; An individual born prior to 1957; or Enrolled in college or university for the first time before July 1, 1994.  An individual entering college or university prior to July 1, 2008, is not required to receive a second dose of mumps vaccine.

FOOTNOTE5 - Rubella vaccine is not required if any of the following occur: 50 years of age or older; Enrolled in college or university before February 1, 1989 and after their 30th birthday; An individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against rubella and submits the lab report.

FOOTNOTE6 - Hepatitis B vaccine is not required if any of the following occur: Born before July 1, 1994.  Serological testing to document protective antibody titer against Hepatitis B is not acceptable.

FOOTNOTE 7 - Varicella vaccine is not required if any of the following occur: Documented physician diagnosis of disease, a student has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against varicella and submits the lab report; or a student is born before April 1, 2001. 

International Students

Vaccines are required as noted above.  Additionally, International students are required to have a TB skin test and negative result within the 12 months preceding the first day of classes (chest x-ray required if test is positive).  A TB blood test (T-spot, QuantiFERON Gold Plus) is also accepted.

Freshman and Transfer Students

Immunization records are not sent with other admission records from your previous school. You must request your immunization records be sent directly to the Student Health Center.

Withdrawal for Non-Compliance and Reinstatement

Students who are not in compliance as determined by the Student Health Center (SHC) will be withdrawn from all of their classes by the Office of the Registrar at the end of the thirty (30) day period. Students are therefore strongly encouraged to submit their immunization records prior to the start of the semester. The SHC will also monitor students who are not in compliance but have been approved by the SHC for an extension to receive the necessary immunizations as indicated by a physician’s letter. Once the date for the extension expires, and if the student is still not in compliance, the SHC will notify the Office of the Registrar that the student has failed to comply with Immunization Requirements. The Office of the Registrar will then withdraw the student from their classes.

If a student is able to provide evidence to the SHC documenting compliance before the end of the last class day of the semester, he/she will be reinstated into their classes. This reinstatement pertains only to student enrollment status and does not in any way guarantee that the academic, financial, and/or other consequences of noncompliance with Immunization Requirements will be remedied. Such consequences may include, but are not limited to, impact on immigration status, financial aid eligibility, University housing, and 49er ID card accounts. Additionally, reinstated students might not be eligible to make up class work, assignments, tests, or exams as faculty are not obligated to allow make-up work. Furthermore, class work, assignments, tests, or exams missed as a result of being withdrawn for noncompliance with Immunization Requirements will not be a valid basis for a grade appeal.

Decisions under this policy cannot be appealed, and students will not be reinstated if they become compliant after the last class day of the semester.

Contact Information

Questions regarding these mandatory requirements may be directed to the Student Health Center Immunizations Department at 704-687-7424 or immuinfo@uncc.edu.