New Student Vaccine Information
All new students (undergraduate and graduate) are REQUIRED to have two MMR vaccines. Students under 22 are required to have the Meningitis ACYW vaccine. All students must complete a screening questionnaire for tuberculosis and complete testing if needed.
The Meningitis B and TdaP vaccines are highly recommended for undergraduate students. Please review this preventable disease at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mening-serogroup.html
Please review the Health Form and frequently asked questions under "new students". We understand you might have limited access to your healthcare providers at this time and will be updating deadlines soon.
A child or student who has not received the required immunizations for reasons of conscience, including religious beliefs, may be excluded from school in times of emergency or epidemic.
Starting in the fall of 2018, students with Aetna Student Health may receive full reimbursement for STI testing once per school year at student health. Please schedule an appointment for testing and to review coverage.
Students do not need to be enrolled in the Rice sponsored Aetna insurance plan to utilize Student Health services. We do not file or bill insurance.
Students or parents with concerns about privacy should review the information on the Registrar's webpage regarding FERPA. Health services does NOT require any privacy forms unless a student is under 18 upon arrival. This form is available under the New Students Section.