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Immunizations

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Immunization Information

The University of Arkansas is required to comply with the State of Arkansas two-dose measles immunization regulation.

Before registering for classes, you must do one of the following:

  • Provide proof of two MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) immunizations to the Pat Walker Health Center, or
  • Provide proof of medical exemption to the Pat Walker Health Center, or
  • Provide proof of religious exemption to the Pat Walker Health Center.

If you have proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) submit your documents to the Pat Walker Health Center (479-575-7723).  If you need inoculations, they are available at the Pat Walker Health Center by appointment (479-575-7723) free of charge, or at the Washington County Health Department (479-521-8181) for $5 USD.  You must inform the Health Department that this vaccination is for registration to the University.  All new international students must also have a Tuberculosis test.  You will be contacted by the Pat Walker Heath Center with more information about this test.

You can access information regarding the requirement and how to comply at the following web site
http://health.uark.edu/Immunization_form_revisedMay2011.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What if I have not had any MMR immunizations when I arrive to the University of Arkansas?
A: You must receive your first immunization before you will be allowed to register.  Then 30 days after your first immunization, you must receive your second MMR immunization.  Individuals who fail to comply will not be able to enroll for classes.

Q: What if I only have record of one MMR?
A: You will need to receive the second MMR before you can register for classes.  We encourage you to get both MMRs before arriving to the University, but you will be able to take the second MMR once you arrive.

Q: What if my first MMR was within 30 days of arriving to the University?
A: The second MMR cannot be administered within 30 days after your first immunization.  With proof of when the first MMR was administered, you will be able to register for classes; however, you must take your second MMR immunization 30 days after your first immunization.  Individuals who fail to comply will not be able to enroll for classes.

Q: Where can I get the MMR immunization in Fayetteville Arkansas?
A: You can receive the immunization at the Pat Walker Health Center free of charge on the University of Arkansas campus.  Make an appointment by calling 479-575-4451 and selecting option 1.