Understanding immunizations


Part of the Medical Services mission is to prevent disease and to keep you healthy. By prioritizing your health, you are more likely to enjoy a successful academic career here at Northern Arizona University.  Vaccinations are a simple, safe, and effective way to prevent many diseases that could stop you from attending class or completing your assignments. 

While we have a variety of vaccinations available here at Medical Services that are useful for students who may be studying overseas, there is one required immunization that all students must have—measles, mumps, rubella (MMR). Although uncommon because of current immunization practices, more and more cases of this infection have occurred.  It can cause serious illness and even death.  The following information details this requirement.


Immunization requirement

To safeguard the health of the NAU population, ALL new and transfer students are required to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) - for all students born after December 31, 1956. Before a student can register, they are required to show proof of measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations or a lab test showing proof of immunity to the measles, mumps and rubella. You may obtain a copy of an official immunization record from your health care provider, health department, high school, or previous university. The MMR vaccine is available on a walk-in basis for a fee at Medical Services.

Submission requirements

Flagstaff Campus students must only submit a completed Immunization Policy Form and proof of one of the following to Medical Services:

      • Two (2) MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccines given on or after your first birthday, and the second given at least 28 days after the first; OR
      • A lab test showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella; OR
      • Date of birth before January 1, 1957   
      • physician's documentation of the disease

* In cases of legal name changes, please supply documentation of this change, such as a marriage license, divorce decree, adoption records, or court orders

You will not be permitted to register for classes until you meet this requirement. Please allow 24-48 hours for processing.

You may submit your required documents via mail, fax, e-mail or in person:

Medical Services
Campus Health Services
PO Box 6033
824 S. San Francisco St. Bldg. 25
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-6033
Phone: 928-523-6359
Fax: 928-523-4411
E-mail: chs.records@nau.edu 

Request for immunization records

To request a copy of your immunization records, please call the immunization desk at 928-523-6359 or log in to our website to print your records. Immunization records can be obtained via fax, mail, or in person at Medical Services. Be prepared to give a fax number and/or mailing address when you contact the immunization desk. We do not keep full records on-file, or original copies of immunization records. In order to determine if records are still available, please contact the immunization desk.

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