The University of Minnesota and Boynton Health Service maintain rigorous care standards for themselves to prevent spread of disease. To that end, they require that all students receive key immunizations.
Find out which immunizations you need by selecting an option below:
Boynton Health Service provides all immunizations required for studying at the University of Minnesota. Boynton's Immunization Clinic asks patients to make efforts to find their records of previous immunizations. However, if you are unable to locate your past immunization records, you may make an appointment with the Immunization Clinic.
Minnesota law requires all students born after December 31, 1956, who enroll in a Minnesota college or university to be immunized against the following*:
*Refer to form for instructions on how to submit. Students who have graduated from a Minnesota high school in 1997 or later are considered automatically exempt.
All University of Minnesota students (with the exception of students enrolled in an Academic Health Center program) must complete the Student Immunization Form at the start of their college career. There are two ways to complete and submit your record:
Forms are held by Boynton Health Service for only one year; please make a copy of any forms for your records. Submit completed forms to Boynton Health Service, Attn: Patient Assistance, 410 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455. Or fax to 612-625‐1434.
Students who do not fulfill their immunization requirements and submit this form will have a hold placed on their account preventing them from registering for their second semester classes until the form is submitted.
Only those students enrolled in the Academic Health Center are required to undergo tuberculosis (TB) screening. However, Boynton Health Service offers voluntary TB risk assessment, screening, and treatment for all international students who are not in the Academic Health Center.
If you would like to be tested, please call the Boynton Appointment Line at 612-625-3222. Identify yourself as an international student wanting to be screened for TB.
According to Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and Academic Health Center (AHC) policy, all students (including international students) enrolled in AHC colleges must meet immunization requirements as a condition of enrollment. AHC students who do not complete these immunization requirements will not be able to register for classes. To learn more, visit www.myu.edu.
Please note: AHC Student Immunization requirements do not apply to Veterinary Medicine students.
The following information must be completed to register for classes in the AHC:
Forms are held by Boynton Health Service; please make a copy of any forms you bring in for your records. Please read through any forms you need completed to make sure that you know what immunizations/titers you need and whether or not a health exam is also needed (this would be a separate appointment). This will allow the clinic to provide the services your need in a timely fashion.
Walk-in Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) Clinics for AHC students are held on a regular schedule (see right column for details). Note that these clinics are open to Academic Health Center Students only.
If you are a University medical resident or fellow, you are considered a University employee and you need to make an appointment with HealthPartners Occupational and Environmental Medicine for your annual tuberculosis screening. See more info here: http://www.ohs.umn.edu/ohp/home.html
If you are enrolled in the AHC Student Health Benefit Plan, the cost of this service will be covered by the plan. If you have private health insurance and pay the University of Minnesota Student Services Fee, your health insurance will be billed first and the Student Services Fee will cover any charges not paid by your health insurance.
If you have private health insurance and do not pay the University of Minnesota Student Services Fee, your health insurance will be billed and you will be responsible for charges not covered by your health insurance.
Enrolled AHC students may view detailed information about their immunizations through the OHS Portal.
TSTs are required annually for AHC students. Students will be seen on a walk-in basis. To prevent holds on your records, get your TST completed in a timely manner. Students must attend both an application and read day as TSTs must be read within 48-72 hours after application. Note that this clinic is open to AHC students only.
At Moos Tower
(CHIP Student Center, 1-425 )
Tues. Nov. 3, 2015 10am-2pm Application Day
Thurs. Nov. 5, 2015 10am-3pm Read Day
At Moos Tower
(CHIP Student Center, 1-425 )
Tues. Dec. 1, 2015 10am-2pm Application Day
Thurs. Dec. 3, 2015 10am-3pm Read Day
Having trouble locating your records? If you've already checked your personal records (you may have received a reference card or a similar document signed by your doctor when you received each immunization), check with your high school. Some high schools retain immunization information with student records.
Another option would be to find out if your immunization records are in the Minnesota immunization registry—Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC)—by calling the MIIC Help Desk at (651) 201-5503 or 800-657-3970. MIIC includes a record of immunizations given at numerous participating clinics in Minnesota.
In some cases, it may be helpful to check with your health care provider, but most clinics only retain immunization records for six years.
If you are unable to locate your immunization records, we recommend you visit your care provider to either obtain the required immunizations or get tested to demonstrate that you have immunity to the diseases in question.
The immunization requirements for AHC and non-AHC programs also apply to international students.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that is present in one-third of the world's population. Tuberculosis infection may lead to tuberculosis disease, which can cause significant illness and even death.
Boynton Health Service is a member of the ImmuLink immunization registry. Visit website.