Maine State Immunization Law for Post Secondary Education
Maine State Law requires that all students born after December 31, 1956 who are enrolled full-time or part-time in a degree program or any non-degree student enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours) show proof of immunity to the following infectious diseases: measles (rubeola), rubella (German measles), mumps, tetanus and diphtheria.
PROOF OF IMMUNITY TO THE ABOVE DISEASES SHOULD BE ON FILE PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR CLASSES.
Please send copies of your immunization records to:
Shared Processing Center
University of Maine System
P.O. Box 412
Bangor, ME 04401
What does your certification of immunization need to show?
- Tetanus/Diphtheria vaccine given within the past 10 years.
- Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccine(s) given after your first birthday and documentation of a 2nd booster.
How do you get proof of immunity?
- School immunization/health record signed by school nurse or physician.
- Immunization records from your physician
- U.S. Military immunization record.
- Laboratory evidence of immunity (titers) to measles, mumps, and rubella.
If you do not have the required immunizations or do not have official records, have your health care provider immunize or re-immunize you prior to coming to campus. Vaccines are also available at the UMF Student Health Center.
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 state in writing an opposition to immunization because of sincere religious belief or philosophical reason. 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 occur.