UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 06-01-02
CATEGORY: HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
SUBJECT: Student Immunizations
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2, 1991
This policy requires the immunization of all incoming freshmen against Measles, Mumps,
and Rubella, as a condition of attendance at the University of Pittsburgh, effective with the
Fall Term 1991 (92-1).
All incoming full-time freshmen must submit proof of immunization against the following
diseases as specified below:
- Measles (Rubeola)
All entering students born after 1956 must have two doses of live measles vaccine:
the first does administered at 12 months of age or older; the second dose
administered at least one month after the initial dose. A history of measles immunity
proved by serological evidence showing adequate antibody to measles satisfies this
- German Measles (Rubella)
One dose of live attenuated rubella vaccine administered at 12 months of age or
older. A history of rubella immunity proved by serological evidence showing adequate
antibody to rubella satisfies this requirement.
One dose of live attenuated mumps vaccine administered at 12 months of age or
older, or a physician diagnosis of mumps disease indicated by a written record
signed by the physician or his designee.
A current inoculation of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine satisfies the
University immunization requirement.
Proof of Immunization
All incoming freshmen must provide to the University Student Health Service
documentation of immunization which includes the month, day, and year that the
immunizations were administered. Completed immunization forms must be kept on file
in the Student Health Service.
Exemptions from Immunization
A student may be granted a medical exemption from immunization based on a written
statement from a physician, or his designee, that the immunization may be detrimental to
the health of the student.
A religious exemption from immunization may be granted based on a student’s written
objection to the immunization on religious grounds or on the basis of a strong moral or
ethical conviction similar to a religious belief.
However, if an outbreak of Measles, Mumps or Rubella occurs, the State Health
Department may exclude students from classes who do not provide proof of immunity to
Failure to Comply
Incoming full-time freshmen who, after receipt of notification by the University that their
immunization records are incomplete, fail to provide proof of immunization or written
request for exemption as described above, will be prohibited from registering for any
classes beyond the term following initial enrollment.