Health Clearance Requirements
The Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules, Chapter 11-157, requires all students to meet immunization requirements before they attend any post-secondary school in the state.
What is required?
- Immunizations (listed below)
- A record of immunizations, signed or stamped by a U.S. licensed practitioner (Physician, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, or Physician Assistant) or the Hawaiʻi Department of Health, must be presented for school attendance.
- Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance. For information regarding TB clearance requirements, contact the Hawaiʻi Department of Health Tuberculosis Control Branch at: (808) 832-5731 or visit health.hawaii.gov/tb.
If you attended any UH Campus prior to July 2020, you are only required to have Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance. Please log on to your STAR account to see if you’ve met this requirement.
- 2 doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) are required
- 1st dose must have been given on or after 12 months of age.
- 2nd dose must have been given at least 4 weeks after the first dose.
- Student was born before 1957 (must provide proof of birth date).
- Laboratory evidence of immunity (positive antibodies) to Measles and/or Rubella. Please note that the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Health does not accept serologic test results for Mumps immunity.
- 1 dose required – most recent Tdap.
NOTE: Valid Tdap dose must be administered on or after 10 years of age. Do not confuse with DTaP (administered to children 0-6 years of age). Tdap was licensed for use in the U.S. in 2005. Doses recorded as “Tdap” with an administration date in the U.S. prior to 2005 should not be counted.
- 2 doses of varicella vaccine are required.
- 1st dose must be given after the age of 12 months.
- 2nd dose must have been given 4 weeks after 1st dose (for students who received 1st dose at age 13 years or older)
- Students born in the United States prior to 1980 (Must provide proof of date of birth)
- A signed, documented diagnosis or verification of a history of varicella disease or herpes zoster by a practitioner may be substituted for a record of varicella vaccination. Practitioners may complete this form to confirm the documented diagnosis.
- A completed TB Risk Assessment Form (such as the State of Hawaiʻi Department TB Risk Assessment Form)
This form must be completed within 12 months of starting at UH or must have been completed on or after the age of 16.
For detailed information, please refer to Vaccination Requirements
The Hawai’i Administrative Rules, Chapter 11-157, requires all students to meet health requirements before they attend any post-secondary school in the state.
- Immunizations: A record of immunizations, signed or stamped by a U.S. licensed practitioner (physician, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, or Physician Assistant) or the Hawaiʻi Department of Health, must be presented for school attendance.
- Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance: For information regarding TB clearance requirements, contact the Hawaiʻi Department of Health Tuberculosis Control Branch. Phone: (808) 832-5731 Website: health.hawaii.gov/tb
If you do not have the required immunizations by the first day of school, you will only be able to register for online only courses. Once all Health Clearance requirements are submitted and verified via Med+Proctor, you will then be able to register for in-person (including hybrid) classes.
Where to get them?
- Talk to your doctor. If you don’t have a doctor and need one, call Aloha United Way at 2-1-1.
- If you received immunizations in another state, you may check with the state Department of Health to see if they have a record of your immunization. Most states have health databases that may have this information.
Print the UH Health Immunization Clearance Form and bring it to your medical provider. The medical practitioner will review the requirements, enter the required information, and sign each form. Note that forms must be completed by a U.S. licensed practitioner. A U.S. licensed practitioner signed record of immunizations (and any supporting documentation – with dates) may be submitted in lieu of the UH Health Immunization Clearance Form.
How to submit
The University of Hawaiʻi has partnered with Med+Proctor, a free service that will handle all of the Immunization Verification processes for the University. All incoming students will need to submit Health Clearances through Med+Proctor.
To submit your records for clearance, use the following instructions to create your Med+Proctor account:
Step One: Register
- Ensure you have been admitted to UH West Oʻahu and have a HAWAII.EDU username before completing this process. Click here if you need assistance with finding your username.
- Then go to Med+Proctor to register for an account.
Step Two: Gather your documents
- If you have your health clearance records, you may upload that to Med+Proctor. Or if documentation is not available, you may download the UH Health Immunization Clearance Form and have a licensed medical provider complete the form. (A licensed provider can sign the form; it does not have to be the provider who originally vaccinated you.)
Step Three: Upload
- Once you’ve collected all the necessary documents and/or your form has been completed and signed by a healthcare provider, log back into your account and upload it to Med+Proctor. (If you have proof of immunization from a pharmacy, you may upload those and Med+Proctor will be able to verify this information.) Please allow 1-3 days after submission for processing.
Questions and Support
If you have difficulty using Med+Proctor, you may contact them between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. You may also reach a representative by email at: email@example.com. Med+Proctor also offers LiveChat services Monday-Friday 8am-5pm CST.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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