On campus at USC Upstate, students get the enriching experience of interacting with many people every day. USC Upstate has vaccine requirements to protect the campus community from contagious illnesses, in accordance with U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations.
Proof of vaccinations required for taking classes on campus at USC Upstate:
- 2 doses of MMR vaccine
- 1 dose of Tdap
- 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) received after 16th birthday, if living on campus
Please submit original records, details here on Immunization Form .
You are strongly encouraged to submit proof of vaccination 2 weeks prior to orientation, to ensure easy completion of class registration. Deadline: August 1st, 2019.
You will not be able to move into campus housing, or make any changes to your class schedule after September 1st, 2019 without meeting the requirements.
Submit records to Health Services:
- Secure upload: immunizations.uscupstate.edu
- Student must use USC Upstate User ID and password for secure upload.
- Fax: (864) 503-0754
- To request your doctor’s office send us records directly, you may print and sign this ROI Form .
- Mail: Health Services, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303
After submission, records will be reviewed within 7 business days of receipt. Students will receive a message on their MyHealth portal after that time, confirming completion, or if they are in need of any further vaccines.
Students should check for a confirmation message on the MyHealth Portal 1-2 weeks after submitting immunization records. Students may log in to MyHealth with their USC Upstate User ID and password to access this message.
How to get vaccinated if you are missing a requirement:
Most insurance plans cover these vaccinations. You may go to a local pharmacy, health department, or doctor’s office to get these vaccines. Many urgent care clinics also administer vaccines.
Students without insurance, or with Medicaid, who are under age 19 may qualify for the VFC program. Please call (864) 503-5191 to make an appointment to get your vaccines for a $10 administration charge per vaccine if this describes your situation.
The State of South Carolina requires institutions of higher education to inform students or their parent (guardian), about the risk of contracting meningococcal disease and hepatitis B, as well as the availability of preventive vaccines. Because most cases of meningococcal disease are diagnosed in teens and young adults, ages 15-25, USC Upstate requires all students living in University housing to be immunized with the meningococcal vaccine, as listed above.
The hepatitis B vaccine is strongly recommended for freshmen entering institutions of higher education, if this vaccine has not been previously received. The State of South Carolina added the hepatitis B vaccine to its immunization requirements for admission to elementary, middle, and high schools in 2004. By preventing hepatitis B, an added benefit of this vaccine is a decrease in the incidence of liver cancer.
We encourage you to review information through the Department of Health and CDC web sites with any questions you may have about vaccines. You may also wish to consult with your family health care provider or local health department to receive these vaccines. Medical and personal exemptions by appointment only.