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The University of Central Missouri Board of Governors, by recommendation of the United States Center for Disease Control and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, requires all students and employees to present documentation showing immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (commonly called the MMR shots) and the testing of students for tuberculosis. Please bring your Immunization Record form with you to campus for review by a Health Center nurse.
Testing for Tuberculosis (TB):
In January 2010, the UCM Health Center adopted a new Tuberculosis (TB) testing procedure. This test is more accurate and produces faster results than older testing methods. The new TB test, or "T-Spot test" involves a blood draw. The test is done only if needed after a review of your history by a Health Center nurse. The current cost of the test is $80. If your T-Spot test is positive, you will be required to obtain a chest x-ray which can cost from $125-$400. As of August 2010, we will not accept TB tests or chest x-rays from outside the United States. A block will be placed on your future enrollment until your history has been reviewed by the Health Center nurse, and if needed, the Tuberculosis testing completed.
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR):
International students are required to provide proof that they have received the two-dose immunization for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. If you were born before January 1, 1957 you are not required to provide this information, but everyone born on or after January 1, 1957 must have the shots. If you have not had them or if you have only had one, you must have the needed shots in Warrensburg. The Health Center offers MMR vaccinations for $65. A block will be placed on your future enrollment until you have completed the immunization doses or have proved that you have received the two-dose immunization for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.
Required International Student Health Insurance:
International students are required by University policy to have health insurance, and each student is automatically enrolled in the International Student Health Insurance Plan when they enroll in classes at UCM. Please see the International Student Health Insurance Plan for details about the health insurance.
Please note that the UCM International Student Health Insurance pays for the Tuberculosis test and the MMR vaccination.
If you have any questions about the International Student Health Insurance Plan or the immunization policies, please contact the University Health Center at 660-543-4770.