Immunization Requirements

To attend a public or private college or university within the state of Arkansas, students must show proof of 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) immunizations, immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella, a medical or non-medical exemption, or birth before January 1957.

Acceptable proof of immunization is an official immunization record from another educational institution in Arkansas, a licensed medical doctor or an authorized public health representative, or military service. Documentation must state the vaccine type and dates of vaccine administration including month and year. Terms such as “up-to-date,” “complete,” “adequate,” etc. will not be accepted.

  • In lieu of receiving the vaccine, immunity can be shown by providing documented evidence of appropriate serological testing – also known as a titer. The MMR titer also can be drawn in Health Services for a fee.
  • Medical exemptions can be provided for certain situations, call Health Services if you have health concerns relating to the MMR vaccine.
  • Proof that the student was born before January 1, 1957 will be accepted in lieu of receiving the vaccine.
  • Proof that the student has applied for or received a non-medical (religious or philosophical) exemption will be accepted in lieu of receiving the vaccine. This type of exemption is granted by the Arkansas Department of Health. E-mail the ADH to request a non-medical exemption form. NOTE: A new request must be submitted each school year.

Exceptions

  1. If a student has previously received two doses of measles, one dose of mumps and one dose of rubella before January 2, 2010, these doses will be accepted as compliant to the immunization regulations and 2 MMRs are not required.
  2. Students enrolled in UA Little Rock’s eLearning program (all classes are on-line) are not required to show proof of MMR immunization.

ALL undergraduate students should submit their immunization records to the UALR Office of Admissions.

All graduate students should submit their records to the UALR Graduate School Office of Admissions.