Measles Requirement

Measles Immunization Requirement

Western Washington University recognizes that measles is a very contagious respiratory disease that can pose significant health risks to members of our campus community.  To ensure the health and safety of all students at Western, proof of measles (rubeola) immunity is required.

Students who have not provided proof of measles immunity to the Student Health Center will have a hold placed on their student account and will not be able to register for classes.  A hold placed on the student account also prevents a student from living in on-campus housing.

We will remove the hold on your account once we receive and process your documents.

Make sure you meet this requirement as soon as possible to avoid delay in your registration process!

Proof of Measles Immunity Required

Western students born after December 31, 1956 are required to provide proof of measles immunity with documentation of one of the following:

1.   Written documentation of two doses of measles vaccine (typically MMR) given
  1. after January 1, 1968,
  2. at least 30 days apart, and
  3. on or after 12 months of age
2.   Health Care Provider verification of two doses of measles vaccine (typically MMR) given. Have your health care provider complete the Measles Immunity Report Form – Provider Verification of Immunization.
 
3.   A copy of a rubeola titer blood test result showing measles immunity.
 
If you were immunized in Washington State you can quickly access and download your immunization records through MyIR at https://wa.myir.net/

Where to Send Measles Documents

Western students are required to provide proof of measles immunity.  To meet this requirement, enter the dates of the two doses of measles vaccine (typically MMR) received OR the date of a measles (rubeola IgG) titer blood test result showing measles immunity in your MyWesternHealth patient portal.

Follow these important steps:

  1. Log in with your WWU email and password.
  2. Click “Medical Clearances” in the menu column on the left. 
  3. Locate “Measles” and click the green “Update” button next to it. 
  4. Enter in your two individual measles vaccine dates OR the date of your measles (rubeola IgG) titer blood test result.
  5. Locate “Immunization Records” in the Medical Clearances section and click the green “Update” button next to it.
  6. Upload your supporting documentation (immunization records, rubeola titer result, and/or health care provider verification forms).

Where to Send Measles Vaccine Waiver Requests

Western students who choose to obtain a Measles Vaccine Waiver will need to submit their Measles Vaccine Waiver Request Form in their MyWesternHealth patient portal.

Follow these important steps:

  1. Log in with your WWU email and password.
  2. Click “Downloadable Forms” in the menu column on the left. 
  3. Locate the “Measles Vaccine Waiver Request” section.
  4. Download the form, fill it out, and sign it.
  5. Upload the form in the same location using the "Upload" button.
  6. Click "Save" at the bottom of the screen.

If you experience difficulties using MyWesternHealth, call the Student Health Center at 360-650-3400 and press option 1 for assistance.