Understanding Immunization Requirements
This page provides information about the immunization requirements for students entering Rutgers University. It covers the process of accessing the Rutgers Immunization Portal, completing mandatory health forms, obtaining the necessary immunization records, and uploading them to the portal.
All new graduate students at Rutgers University-Camden must comply with the immunization requirements set by the state of New Jersey and the university. The Immunization Record must be completed, regardless of whether you are requesting an exemption for medical or religious reasons. For more details on exemptions, please refer to the information provided at the bottom of the portal instruction page. You will not be able to register for classes until you have submitted your immunization record. Keep in mind that completing these requirements may take time, so remember to schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider accordingly.
Steps for Uploading Immunization Records & COVID Vaccination Information
To access the requirements and reporting processes, please visit the Rutgers Immunization Portal. You can find all the necessary health and immunization requirements and forms on the Rutgers Immunization Portal. To log in, use your NETID and password, and select Rutgers from the dropdown list.
Complete the Online Mandatory Health Form
Access the “Forms” tab on the Rutgers Immunization Portal (https://rutgers.medicatconnect.com) and diligently fill out the Online Mandatory Health Form. This form is crucial for compliance with immunization requirements.
Obtain and Complete the Immunization Record
From the Rutgers Immunization Portal, download and print the appropriate immunization packet tailored to your school or program. This packet includes the essential immunization record form and healthcare provider checklist, which outline the specific immunizations mandated for your academic pursuit. Take prompt action to complete these forms.
Collaborate with Your Healthcare Provider
Share the complete immunization packet, including the Healthcare Provider Checklist and immunization record form, with your healthcare provider. Ensure that your provider meticulously fills out all sections of the immunization packet, signs the Immunization Record, and attaches any additional necessary documents like lab results or x-ray reports. Open communication and attention to detail are vital in this process.
Upload the Completed Immunization Record
Once your healthcare provider has accurately completed and signed the immunization record, proceed to upload it to the designated “Upload” tab on the Rutgers Immunization Portal. Remember to include any supporting materials provided by your healthcare provider, such as lab reports and x-rays, to facilitate the verification process.
Upload COVID Vaccination Information
Follow these steps to upload your COVID vaccination details: get vaccinated and, if eligible, receive the booster dose; take clear pictures of your updated vaccine card using your phone; access the “upload vaccine and covid info” section on the Rutgers Immunization Portal (https://rutgers.medicatconnect.com); upload the captured images of your vaccine card and enter the dates of your vaccinations. Take prompt action to meet the requirements and ensure a smooth process.
When planning your schedule and completing the necessary immunization requirements, it is important to note that students who receive funding from the Graduate School-Camden must register for classes within 30 days of accepting the funding offer. Be sure to factor in this timeframe to ensure timely registration.
However, to comply with university immunization requirements, all forms must be submitted by the following deadlines: July 15 for students entering in the Fall semester and January 5 for students entering in the Spring semester. If you have been admitted to the University after the deadline, it is crucial that you promptly return the forms without delay.
Need Assistance? Get Answers to Your Questions
We understand that this can be a complex process, and we want to assure you that our dedicated team is here to provide the support you need. If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are always available to help. Below you will find some frequently asked questions for your reference.