Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease caused by a virus. In light of the recent measles outbreaks occurring across the US, Student Health Services (SHS) would like to assure all students and family members of the precautions we are taking. On enrollment, per the UAB Immunization Policy and Medical Clearance process, all students attending on-campus activities, regardless of program of study or residence, are required to show proof of immunity to measles. This can be achieved with either two doses of measles-containing vaccine or with a positive blood titer for measles antibody, in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) 

Thanks to a strong culture of health and robust institutional support and enforcement, UAB students are immunization compliant at exceptionally high rates. A small number of students may not be able to receive measles vaccine due to medical conditions. Student Health Services keeps track of these students, and if measles were to be reported in our area, SHS would work with the Jefferson County Health Department to contact and communicate with these students to keep them as safe as possible.

For more information on measles as well as the UAB immunization requirements, please see the links below:

CDC Measles Information

UAB Immunization Requirements

UAB Measles Resources