Regulation Number: 5.002

Student Immunizations

Category: Health Affairs

Responsible Office: Senior Vice President, Health Affairs and President, UF Health




5.002 Student Immunizations.

(1) Students in the colleges and programs identified below must submit to their college prior to the beginning of their clinical rotation proof that they have received the immunization(s) required by this regulation:

  College  Designated StudentsRequired Immunization
DentistryAllHepatitis B
Health Professions       NursingClinical & Health Psychology Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation Counseling (in-hospital rotation) AllHepatitis B Hepatitis B Hepatitis B Hepatitis B   Hepatitis B
MedicineAllHepatitis B
Veterinary MedicineAllRabies (both pre-and post-exposure)

(2) Students may obtain the required immunizations at the Student Health Care Center or at another licensed health care provider of their choice. In either case, the cost of the immunization will be borne by the student.

(3) The required immunization(s) may be waived by the appropriate college upon receipt of appropriate documentation from the student that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the student’s religious tenets or practices.

Specific Authority: 240.227(1), 240.227(8) FS.

Law Implemented: 240.227(8) FS.

History: New 5-21-89, Amended 11-13-90, 7-17-97, Formerly 6C1-5.002, Amended 7-10-23 (technical changes only).