Health Clearance

The State of Hawai‘i mandates that certain health requirements be met for entrance to post-secondary educational institutions (Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, DOH Title 11, Chapter 157). You may not register for classes until you have received health clearance from University Health Services.

To obtain health clearance, you will need to:

  1. Complete a Confidential Health Clearance Form
    The Confidential Health Clearance Form may be obtained from the University Health Services website.
  2. Comply with State of Hawai‘i tuberculosis clearance guidelines
    All students enrolled at UH Manoa must have tuberculosis (TB) clearance. A negative TB skin test (PPD – Mantoux) within one year prior to your enrollment is required. Skin test results must be read in 48 to 72 hours. If positive, a chest x-ray is required. TB tests performed outside the United States, or skin testing using methods/materials other than PPD will not be accepted. Once you have met your TB clearance requirement, your clearance is valid for four years of continuous enrollment.
  3. Provide documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella
    Two doses of measles vaccine are required, with at least one of the two being an MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella). First dose must have been given as of January 1, 1968, AND on or after the first birthday. A second dose must have been given at least 4 weeks after the first dose. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella immunizations may be waived if: 1) Student was born before 1957, or 2) Serologic evidence of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella.

Although not required for enrollment, it is highly recommended that students should also receive the following immunizations:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria
  • Polio
  • Meningococcal

If you choose to live in the residence halls, you are also urged to consider the Meningococcal vaccination, as there is an increased risk of this highly contagious disease in this campus population. The Meningococcal vaccine (Menactra) is available at the University Health Services. You may claim religious exemption to immunization requirements by signing a waiver form and providing a letter claiming the exemption status from a recognized religious organization. However, there are no religious exemptions to Tuberculosis clearance requirements.

The University Health Services offers the TB test as well as the MMR immunizations. The TB test is offered during normal clinic hours, except on Thursdays. The MMR immunizations are offered during normal clinic hours. For women of child-bearing age, the MMR vaccine is only given while on menses, on some form of birth control, or with a negative pregnancy test on the day of administration. No appointment is necessary.

Contact University Health Services or visit their website for more information:

University Health Services Manoa
1710 East-West Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-8965 Reception Desk
(808) 956-6221 Specialty Clinics
(808) 956-0853 Fax
uhsm@hawaii.edu
www.hawaii.edu/shs