The University of Wisconsin-Platteville does not require immunizations (or a physical) prior to entrance, although the Wisconsin Act 61 requires all colleges and universities in Wisconsin to annually provide each enrolled student with detailed information on the risks associated with the Meningococcal Disease and Hepatitis B and the availability and effectiveness of vaccines against the diseases. We encourage all students to review this information provided below and consider vaccination if you have not already done so.
Protect yourself and others
Avoid serious disease or illness
Avoid potential complications from diseases
Avoid missed days/semester of school
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Are there any immunizations or general health physicals required for UW-Platteville Enrollment?
No. UW–Platteville does not have specific immunization requirements, but SHS strongly recommends that all entering college students be up-to-date on certain immunizations.
Review your immunization history
Review your immunization history and make arrangements to get any missing immunizations before you come to campus. Immunizations are usually available from your health care provider or through your local health department. If registered, personal immunizations can also be reviewed on The Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) or the Immunizations Registry for your state.
These six vaccines are recommended for all entering college students:
1. Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR): Two doses of live virus vaccine, both given after the first birthday.
2. Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4): All students age 21 or younger should receive a dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine. If the first dose was given before age 16, students should get a booster dose of vaccine before entering college. Meningococcal vaccine is specifically recommended for first-year students living in residence halls.
3. Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap): An initial series of three or four shots should be given in childhood (may appear in your records as DTP). Incoming students should receive a booster dose including pertussis vaccine within the past 10 years.
4. Varicella (VZV, chicken pox): Did you have chicken pox as a child? If not, you should get immunized with the varicella vaccine (two doses).
5. Hepatitis B (HBV): A three-dose series of vaccine is recommended for all young adults prior to entering college.
6. Human Papillomavirus (HPV): This three-dose vaccine is recommended for all women ages 11–26 and men ages 11–21.
Student Health Services can administer tetanus (Td), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap), and Hepatitis B vaccinations. Tuberculosis (TB) testing is also available. For other immunizations and/or travel immunizations check with your provider or a local clinic.
If you live in a university residence hall, you are required by state law, Act 61, to inform the university whether or not you have been vaccinated against hepatitis B and meningococcal disease. You can comply with this notification requirement by completing the Residence Hall Data Sheet.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)