University Health and Counseling Services

Immunization Information

The State of Maine requires students show proof of the following immunizations to be able to register for classes.

 ·         One dose of Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD) or Tetanus/ Diphtheria/ Pertussis (Tdap) within the last 10 years.

 ·         Two doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) given after (not on) first birthday and given after December 31, 1956.

 The university needs a signed or stamped record of these immunizations from your high school, college, military base or private health care provider.

Beginning now  documentation of these immunization records  should  be sent to the Shared processing Center at:

Immunization Records

Shared Processing Center

PO Box 412

Bangor, ME 04402-0412

Or fax to:  207-561-3430

STUDENTS WITH IMMUNIZATION HOLDS WILL

NEED TO FAX THEIR RECORDS TO 207-780-4911

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at

207-780-4134 or 207-780-5411. 

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

If you were born after December 31, 1956, you must comply with the Maine Post-Secondary School Immunization Law before you will be allowed to register for USM classes. 

If you do not have access to these records, you must be re-immunized before attending USM activities or classes

Immunizations are available at University Health and Counseling Services during the academic year by appointment only. Our offices are closed during all academic breaks and summer months.

Exceptions

You may submit a physician's statement that immunization against one or more diseases is medically inadvisable. You must meet the requirements for those immunizations not covered by the statement.

You may download our "Objection Letter" if you are opposed to having these immunizations because of sincere religious belief or philosophical reason. You may also download "Immunization Form". You can bring this form to your provider, have them fill it out, sign, and then fax to the sharing processing center.  Both of these forms can also be found on our forms page under quick links.

Please be aware that students who choose one of these exemptions and do not provide proof of immunity will be excluded from taking classes or participating in activities during the danger period (15-23 days) if an outbreak of measles, mumps, rubella, or diphtheria occurs.