Health Requirements

The State of Hawai‘i Department of Health Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, Title II (Chapters 157 and 164.2) requires certain health requirements be met for in-person attendance to a post-secondary institution. Registration is not allowed until all health clearances are met and submitted to the Admissions and Records Office. Health clearances must bear the signature of the practitioner, stamp, or imprinted name of the department or practitioner or name of licensed facility. A practitioner is a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant licensed to practice in the United States.

The following are required before students can register for in-person classes: 

  • TB (tuberculosis) clearance: obtained within 12 months prior to the start of instruction or obtained on or after the age of 16
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella): two doses of MMR vaccination are required for students born after 1957 (1957 and prior birth years are exempt)
  • TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular, pertussis): one dose of TDAP is required
  •  Varicella (chickenpox): two doses are required (students born in the United States before 1980 are exempt); students with documented history of varicella maybe substituted for a record of vaccination

For more information please contact the State of Hawai‘i Tuberculosis Control Branch at 808-832-5731 and Immunization Branch at 808-586-8332.