Required and Recommended Immunizations

Required Immunizations

Several immunizations are required by the state of New Jersey and the University for all enrolled students. If you have not received the required vaccines, you can obtain them at UHS once you are eligible for services. You will be charged a fee for these immunizations.

Undergraduates, who do not receive the required vaccines prior to matriculation, will be charged a late fee and may have a hold put on their second-semester registration. Graduate students will have a hold put on their registration until the immunizations are administered.

Print a handout of this information to give to your primary care provider. 

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series is available at Sexual Health and Wellness

Highly Recommended Immunization

Meningitis B

Due to the recent cases of Meningitis B at another local institution and the resolved outbreak of Meningitis B on our campus, we highly recommend this vaccine for all incoming students to decrease risk. There are two vaccines – Bexsero, a two dose vaccine by Novartis, and Trumenba, a three part vaccine by Pfizer. They are not interchangeable –  indicate which vaccine you are receiving when you send in the record. See ACIP recommendations.

Recommended Immunizations

These vaccines are not required for enrollment. However, they are recommended for certain people and are all available at UHS.

Exemptions from requirements

If certain immunizations are contraindicated due to a medical condition, you may be exempt from immunization requirements. You will need to submit a signed statement of medical exemption from your primary care provider to uhs@princeton.edu.  

You may also be exempt from immunizations due to your religious beliefs. In this case, you should submit an Application for Exemption from Immunization, explaining how immunizations conflict with your religious beliefs. You can request this application by calling 609-258-3141.