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TheStateUniversitySystem of Florida/FGCU requires all students born AFTER 12/31/1956 to upload documented vaccine proof or lab immunity to MMRs, (Measles
(Rubeola) Mumps and German Measles (Rubella) to their SHS Portal. If born PRIOR to
12/31/56 call our office
**DUE TO THE COVID-19 virus you MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT & WEAR YOUR MASK to enter the Student Health Services building, as we are a health facility
complying with the CDC guidelines.
Please do NOT BRING friends/family with you.
ONLY appointment persons are allowed to eneter the building. All others will be
asked to wait outside or in their cars.
Please CALL FIRST for questions or to make an appointment.
NO WALK-INS at this time.
(PLEASE click "MYPROFILE" in your portal FIRST, (big red button above) after you log
in, as you may be compliant via the FLShots automatic upload. It may have uploaded
all, some or none of your shots, so please view the "Immunization Compliance" box
on the top of your portal page as well. Green check marks are compliant. Red "X"
is not compliant. IF you are NOT compliant proceed with instructions below)
***COVID VACCINES: If you wish to upload your covid vaccine dates & card image to your portal, please
click "MYPROFILE" on the top left of your portal FIRST to make sure they haven't been
uploaded already for you via FLShots. IF THEY HAVE, you do NOT need to do anything
2 MMR vaccine dates (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) After 1971 ORpositive Rubella/ Rubeola/Mumps lab/titer results. (MUST HAVE actual lab results)
Hepatitis B vaccine (3) shot series ORselect the FGCU waiver/opt out box located in your SHS Portal.
1 Meningitis (ACWY) vaccine administered AFTER age 16 OR select the FGCU waiver/opt out box located in your SHS Portal. (Note*** Meningitis B will not fulfill the FGCU requirements) IF UNDER 18, and wish to opt out, a parent may complete the "Immunization History Form/PARENT Waiver"
located below, in the "Printable Immunization Form(s)" tab. You will upload that form
to your portal for processing.
*****If you've received vaccines in Florida or transferred vaccine documents to an establishment
in Florida, they MAY already be upload to your SHS Portal by the "FLShots Database System". PLEASE check your SHS portal first (link above) for compliance AND your Gulfline "Hold Scren" to see if the hold has been removed
If you are a PREVIOUS/RETURNING FGCU student, APPLIED TO GRAD SCHOOL or are Birth Date Exempt (born PRIOR to 12/31/56) and have a hold,please call 239-590-1254 OR email: email@example.com as we may have your documents on file. (have your UIN ready)
Distance/Virtual learning does NOT mean you are exempt from the immunization requirements.
Covid 19 shots and/or Flu shots are NOT required but you may upload them if you received them.
To View Holds in your Gulfline Account
Sign into your Gulfline account
Click "Student" tab
Click "Student Records" tab
To UPload immunization documents to your SHS Portal
*** ACCESS TO YOUR SHS PORTAL WILL BE AVAILABLE 24-72 BUSINESS HOURS AFTER YOU'VE BEEN ACCEPTED. (You must have your credentials from the IT email" in order
to log in)
If it has been longer than 72 business hours and you can't log in with your single
sign on, please call 239-590-1188 for the FGCU "IT" department to assist you.
(Please view "MYPROFILE" in your portal first, as the FLShots database MAY have already uploaded some or all of your vaccine dates
for you automatically. IF NOT, proceed with the instructions below)
Click "Student Health Portal" above (big red button)
Sign in using your single sign on info
Click "MYFORMS" on the top
Click the "Immunization History for Portal" form (if form is not visible, contact us: 239-590-1254 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Enter date(s) on form and/or waiver options then scroll to bottom for uploading instructions
Submit (hold removal or new updates can happen immediatly but can take up to 72 business
*Please watch the video below for information regarding Meningitis.
***** The Immunization office will not accept medical/vaccine documents that are signed
off or stamped by "Family members", that are licensed to perscribe.****
Proof of two (2) MMR vaccine doses received at least/minimum 28 days apart, must have
been receivedAFTERyour first birthday. Vaccinations MUST have been received in 1971 or later OR proof of immunity by way of a blood test result (Rubella/Rubeolatiter).Must upload positive lab documentation through your SHS portal.
The official State of Florida Immunization Form(680, blue form) issued by local "Health Departments" & physician offices (must include stamp)
Childhood immunization records: (the little booklets,notfamily baby books/album pages)
High Schools: Most public schools require the MMRs K-12 (you will need to speak with that school
to request them)
High school transcripts: May hold vaccine dates (if sent to Admissionsyouwill need to upload the vaccine documents page to yout SHS portal as we do not share
Military documents: must havefull dates MM/DD/YY not a discharge date (DD214 not valid) "InfiniteMilitaryTiter" is not acceptable. We must have actual lab documentation.
FGCU FORM: If you can't locate documents from the sources above, the "FGCU Immunization History
Form/Parent Waiver" can be completed & uploaded to your portal. Make sure it is stamped
and signed by authorized personal (NOT AN FGCU MEMBER) (see "Printable Immunization
FLShots: ***If you've received vaccines in Flordia or transferred vaccine documents to an establishment
in Florida, they MAY already be uploaded to your SHS Portal by the "FLShots Database System". Please click MYPROFILE in your SHS Portal first to see.
Exemption: Medical/Pregnancy/Illness/Age, please see "Valid Immunization Exemptions" below.
The student will upload the required immunization dates & documents at least 72business hours PRIOR to class registration to the SHS Portal. The documents will be reviewed and determined complete or not by the immunization
staff within 72 business hours. Once submitted,your hold could be updated within a few minutes so please keep checking your hold
If the documents are determined complete by the staff, students Immunization hold
will be cleared and he/she will be able to register for classes.
If the documents are incomplete (see "requirements" above) the staff will update the “Immunization Hold” with a current date and the
reason and/or you will receive a "secured message" through your SHS portal. Students
may view the specific hold reason through their Gulfline account "hold screen" in
the "reason" box.
If you are unable to obtain written documentation of the actual dates, it is recommended
that you either have a blood antibody "titer" test performed (Rublla/Rubeola/Mumps) to determine if you are immune to the viral diseases, or if you must register ASAP
and are unable to wait for the test results; you may elect to receive the MMR vaccines.
See "Acceptable Vaccination or immunity testing locations" for your options.
You will be exempt from theState of Florida University System immunization requirements if you meet any one of the following:
If you are aDistance Learnerwho is living or workingOUTSIDE the United Statesand are able to provide proof please contact this office at 239-590-1254.
Birthdate exempt if born prior to December 31, 1956PLEASE CALL THE IMMUNIZATION DEPARTMENT 239-590-1254, HAVE YOUR University ID READY
AND DATE OF BIRTH.
Temporary Medical Exemptions: (pregnancy, illness, allergies see directions below) They MUST be renewed yearly.
Please select the "Exemption" box on the "Student Health Immunization History Form/Parent Waiver" located in your
portal then upload the exemption/parent form (link below for processing. (this PARENT
exemption waiver fulfills the Hepatitis B & Meningitis requirements. MMRs ARE STATE REQUIRED Immunization History Form (Parent Waiver)
Pregnancy/Fertility Treatments: On a dated office/physicians letterhead please specify PT name, DOB & expected date
of delivery if pregnant. Please provide brief explanation of event & include physician's
signature and contact information. (medical provider cannot be that of a family member)
Breast-Feeding/ Lactation Considerations:Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR): Excretion in breast milk unknown. Please discuss receiving
the MMR vaccine with your pediatrician while breast-Feeding. On dated office/physician’s
letterhead please specify PT name, DOB, you are breast feeding and that the physiciandoesordoes notsupport receiving the MMR vaccine. Include physician's signature and contact information.
(medical provider cannot be that of a family member)
Illness/Disease: A written, current dated statement on office/physician letterhead signed by a physician
and including his/her contact information. Please specify the students' name, DOB,
date seen and that the MMR vaccines cannot be given as student is immunocompromised.
(medical provider cannot be that of a family member)
Allergy: A written, dated statement on office/physician letterhead signed by a physician including
his/her contact information which specifies the date seen, type of reaction and a
brief explanation of the event. (medical provider cannot be that of a family member)
For questions or details on ALL SUS (State University System) exemptions including
Religious Exemptions please contact the Immunization Department, 239-590-1254 OR email:
email@example.com M-TH 8:15-4:45 and F 9:00-4:45. (K-12 Religious Exemption documents are not accepted by universities)
Acceptable vaccination or immunity testing locations
If youDO NOThave vaccination records from another institution the "Immunization Form" below should
be taken to a doctor, completed, signed, stamped & uploaded in your portal. As the
parent, if using this form to opt out only then NO office stamp/signature is required.
Must upload to portal.
Appointments are required and can be made by calling 239-590-1254 OR email at: firstname.lastname@example.org NO WALK-INs AT THIS TIME. You MUST have a mask to enter. University ID Cards are required at check in; (incoming students acquiring state mandated
vaccines DO NOT require an Eagle ID but will need to show drivers license)
The following immunizations & titers (blood tests) are available at Student Health Services Immunization department:
Appointments are required! Please notify this office at least 2 hours prior if you
need to cancel an appointment. (make sure to read the COVID-19 statement at the top
of this website) SHS does NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE.
MMR - $85.00 per dose
Gardasil -Not available- Please visit your local pharmacy, health department or primary care
Hepatitis A -Not available- Please visit your local pharmacy, health department or primary care
Hepatitis B - $50.00 each dose
Hepatits B Titer- $11
Hepatits B "Quantitated" Titer- $16
Tuberculosis Screening (TB/PPD) $10.00 (this is a 2 appointment process. 1 fee)
TB-Quantiferon Gold blood test $82.00 (Pay at Student Health, blood drawn at Quest)
Varicella Titer(blood test) - $15.00
Flu shot - $22 (IF you have insurance, flu shots may be covered 100% at CVS/Walgreens/Publix)
Meningitis ACWY & Men B Vaccines - Not available-Please visit your local pharmacy, health department or primary care
TDAP - $40.00 Tetanus, Diphtheria & Acellular Pertussis (According to CDC guidelines as an adult, you should have one "pertussis"
tetanus booster, TDAP)
Color Vision Screening- No Charge
Covid Vaccines: Call for information 239-590-7966
****Physicals - $10 (for FGCU programs, all facilities not related to FGCU & general)
Please visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)Vaccine Information Statements web sitefor the current required/recommended vaccine information. Also see the following
links for downloadable Vaccine Information Statements:
You may contact your parent/guardian to see if they have any official documentation
for you like a childhood shot record. You can also try any public schools that you
may have attended. Previous colleges and/or universities are good sources too, especially
if you are a transfer student. Previous physicians may also have the records, Military documents
or the Florida Department of Health (Blue) Form.
IMPORTANT - DO NOT SEND with your application. Once you have been accepted and receive a university id number please upload your
documents to your Student Health Servics portal. Do NOT mail, email or drop off records
I have been a previous student at FGCU. Do you still have my immunization records
Public universities in Florida are required to keep records for seven years from the
time they were submitted. You should check with us to see if we still have them and
if they meet the current requirements.
Is this just a Florida Gulf Coast University Requirement?
Each university stores the immunization data differently and these systems are not
linked together. The requirement states that each university must have a copy of every student's immunization record on file. Note: if you signed a waiver form at another
school they do not transfer. You must opt out through your SHS PORTAL.
I am a transient student from another Florida public university. How can I take care
of my immunization requirement?
Students have the option of either waiving or providing shot records for hepatitis
B (3 shots) and meningitis ACWY. If you have started but not completed the series
you will also need to opt out through your SHS portal. However, every student born
after 1956 needs to provide shot records for measles, mumps and rubella (2 MMR). See
questions below for exceptions.
What if I have a medical reason for not getting the vaccinations?
According to the immunization requirements for attending a Florida public university,
having had rubella (German Measles) is NOT sufficient proof of immunity. You may have
a blood test to show that you have antibodies in your system against this disease.
I have had children. Didn't they test for immunity to measles and rubella when I was
Women are routinely tested for immunity to rubella (NOT measles) when pregnant. You
may get a copy of the lab results from your OB/GYN for this part of the immunization
requirement. You still need to prove that you are immune to measles.
I was in the military; doesn't this prove that I have had all of my immunizations?
No. While most people in the military have received many immunizations, the requirement
states that we must have the actual immunization dates on file. Veterans Affairs is
usually a good source for getting a copy of your shot records, however, it may take
some time before they can get them to you. If you do not have a copy of your military immunization
records, you may want to take this time factor under consideration when registering
If I have documents from the health department, do I still need to complete the FGCU
Immunization History Form/Waiver?
If you were born BEFORE 12/31/56 you do not need to upload immunization information.
You do need to call the immunization office at 239-590-1254 and let them know that
you are birth date exempt and they will note your DOB in the system.
Why were my documents good enough to get through public school down here, but not
good enough for the university?
Until recently, almost all public schools in Florida only required that you have one
dose of the measles immunization. The State of Florida now requires two doses of the
measles immunization. This means that you could have gone all through public school
with only one (1) measles immunization which does not meet the current requirements.
Private schools may not have had any immunization requirements. 2 doses are required
by the State of Florida.
I had my first shot before my first birthday, why would this be unacceptable?
Immunizations given prior to your first birthday (12 months old) may be ineffective
because your immune system is not fully developed. The CDC (Center for Disease Control)
recommends that the measles, mumps and rubella immunizations be given after you are
one year old.
My parents kept a "baby book" with the dates of my vaccines. Is that official enough?
Yes. Prospective students that have been accepted and have a University ID Number may receive MMRs, & Hepatitis B vaccines, as well as titer tests
for measles, rubella and hepatitis B. For more information or to schedule an appointment,
please call (239) 590-1254.
A "stamp" can be the office address. If using the FGCU "Immunization History Form/PARENT
Waiver", the form must be stamped and signed by a physician or it will not be accepted.
If the office does not have a stamp you may have him/her write your immunization dates
on his/her letterhead or the office may print out your vaccination dates. You will
then upload that informatiom into your SHS Portal.
I have attended FGCU and now I need my immunization records for myself or another
school. How can I get a copy of them?
Recent evidence found students residing on campus in dormitories appear to be at higher
risk for meningococcal disease than college students overall. Further research recently
released by the CDC shows freshmen living in dormitories have a six times higher risk
of meningococcal disease than college students overall. Although anyone can come
in contact with the bacteria that causes meningococcal disease, data also indicates
certain behaviors, such as exposure to passive and active smoking, bar patronage,
and excessive alcohol consumption, may put students at increased risk for the disease.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and the American College Health Association recommends that individuals college students,
particularly college freshmen who live in or plan to live in dormitories or resident
halls, consider getting the meningitis vaccine to reduce their risk of meningococcal
disease. The Florida Legislature mandates that students living in on campus housing
be vaccinated for meningitis and hepatitis B or opt out through your SHS Portal.
The meningococcal vaccine has been shown to provide protection against the most common
strains of the disease, including serogroups A, C, Y and W-135. As with any vaccine,
meningococcal vaccination may not protect 100% of susceptible individuals. Protection
from the vaccine lasts for at least 3 – 5 years.
Can Men "B" take the place of the FGCU Meningitis requirement?
NO. Meningitis B is specifically approved to protect against the Serogropu "B" strains
only. Although the Meningitis B vaccine is not currently a required vaccination for
admission, it is highly recommended. Recent data repots 58% of cases of Men B is
adolescents and young adults aged 16-25 years of age were caused by Serogroup B strains.
To be fully protected from both Meningococcal vaccine and Men B is recommended.
Student Health Services Portal
Our new online portal allows you to upload, update and print immunization documents,
through our secure site