Immunizations

Miami University (Oxford campus) requires several vaccines and strongly encourages others, such as the COVID-19 vaccine and annual flu vaccine. Student should use MedProctor to submit documentation as evidence of these immunizations. 

The following vaccines are required for Miami University Oxford students: Picture showing student being injected

  • Tdap: One (1) adult dose in the last 10 years
  • Hepatitis B: Three (3) doses of Hepatitis B OR lab report confirming immunity
  • MMR: Two (2) doses of MMR (second one must have occurred on or after first birthday) OR Two (2) doses of Measles, Two (2) doses Mumps, and One (1) dose of Rubella OR lab reporting confirming immunity for each. 
  • Varicella: Two (2) doses of varicella OR Lab report confirming immunity
  • Polio: Three (3) or more doses of IPV or OPV. If the third dose of either series was received prior to the fourth birthday, a fourth (4) dose is required. If a combination of OPV and IPV was received, four doses of either vaccine are required.
  • Meningococcal conjugate (ACWY)*: One (1) dose since age 16.
  • COVID-19: Completion of both doses of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine (also known as Comirnaty). The University will also accept Moderna (two doses) or Johnson and Johnson (one dose) as proof of vaccination. For international students, the University will accept proof of vaccination with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

In addition to these required immunizations, screenings for tuberculosis will be required for the following: 

  • New international students
  • Any student returning from travel to a high-risk country for greater than 6 weeks (as determined from the CDC data).

If you need to request an exemption from a required vaccine, you can request an exemption:

To request exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine, you should complete the Healthy Together module prior to accessing the COVID-19 medical and non-medical exemption forms. 

2017-2020 High Burden Countries by the CDC

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • Central African Republic
  • China
  • Congo
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • DPR Korea (North)
  • DR Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic)
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Russian Federation
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania (United Republic)
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • UR Tanzania
  • Viet Nam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Verified 10/30/19 with changes

*The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that college students under the age of 25 consult with their health care provider about obtaining the Meningococcal B vaccination in addition to the Meningococcal ACWY vaccination.

Submitting Documentation to MedProctor

Please use MedProctor to submit all general immunizations, including COVID-19, COVID-19 diagnoses, and medical documentation for vaccine exemption purposes. The MedProctor Portal is used to verify students' vaccines, COVID-19 positive test results, and medical exemptions to Miami's vaccine requirement. By uploading your documentation, you are allowing your test result/vaccination record to be shared with Miami University.

MedProctor is free to use for Miami students. You may be prompted to pay a membership, which will provide lifetime access to your personal health data that can be shared with others you designate, but you can bypass this step. Membership is not required.

Step One: Register

Incoming students: If you are a new student, register using the link you received to your Miami email account (from MedProctor) to expedite your registration. If you can't find the email, you can visit medproctor.com and register to start a new account. Type in your Miami email address to get started and follow the directions to register for a new account. The account is free and you can bypass any charges for a membership.

Current students: If you are already registered with MedProctor, visit medproctor.com and sign in using the login information you set up when you started at Miami University. If you are brand new to MedProctor, you should register to start a new account with your Miami email address. Again, the account is free and you can bypass any charges for a membership.

Type in your Miami email address to get started and follow the directions to register for a new account. 

Submit Your Records to MedProctor

Step Two: Navigate to Submit Another Document

Fill out any required information. Download the required forms and follow the directions provided. The form requires a physician's signature. Preview the immunization instructions and certification (PDF)

For COVID-19 documentation: You may see a screen saying your application has been processed and complete. This refers to the original required immunization documents, not necessarily COVID. For COVID-19 vaccines, you do not need to download a separate form. Navigate to the link "Click here to submit another document."

Step Three: Upload

Log back into your MedProctor account and upload a copy of your general immunization form. Make sure your forms are complete and legible. Then navigate to the link "Click here to submit another document" to upload a JPG or JPEG image of the front and back of your COVID-19 vaccine card. Choose "COVID Vaccine" or "Supporting Documentation" in the dropdown menu. You will receive an email confirmation from MedProctor when your vaccination documentation has been reviewed (may take several days). 

For COVID-19 documentation: Upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccine card (front and back). The preferred format is JPG or JPEG. Choose "COVID Vaccine" or "Supporting Documentation" in the dropdown menu. You will receive an email confirmation from MedProctor when your vaccination documentation has been reviewed (may take several days). 

Questions and Support

If you have difficulty using MedProctor, you may contact MedProctor between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. During these hours you can live chat with their support agents directly from their support site or while you are completing your student workflow. This feature is located at the bottom right of the screen on either MedProctor site.

You may also email help@medproctor.com with your issue and this will create a ticket for their support agents to take care of you.

Routine Immunizations

Routine immunizations are available at the Student Health Service. Routine immunizations include:

  • COVID-19
  • Influenza (flu shot)
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • PPD (Tuberculin skin test)
  • TD (Tetanus Diphtheria)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Varicella
  • Meningococcal (AWCY) - Menactra
  • Meningococcal Sero Group B (Trumemba and Bexsero)

Call 513-529-3000 to schedule an appointment.

Risks and Benefits of Immunizations

Visit the Center for Disease Control's Vaccine Safety page for information about immunization safety, benefits and risks. 

Travel Immunizations

Travel vaccines include all routine vaccinations and the following:

  • Hepatitis A (Havrix)
  • Hepatitis A & B (Twinrix)
  • Injectable Polio (IPOL)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever