Health Clearance Information

A Health Clearance Waiver (HW) hold is placed upon every student applicant's account, allowing online registration.

To take in-person or hybrid classes, students must be cleared for all Department of Health (DOH) immunization requirements.

Department of Health Requirements (DOH)

The State of Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH), the Hawai'i Administrative Rules, Chapter 11-157 requires all students to meet health requirements before they attend any post-secondary institution in the State of Hawaiʻi.

All college students are to be free of:

  1. Tuberculosis (TB)
  2. Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap)
  3. Varicella (chickenpox) and
  4. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)

Your Department of Health (DOH) immunization records should be submitted to the Admissions Office in person, by fax (808-847-9829) or through the UH File Drop (recipient email is honcc@hawaii.edu).

Please keep originals of your immunization for your records. Submit photocopies only of your immunization records to the Admissions Office.

For more information, contact the State of Hawaiʻi Tuberculosis Control Branch at (808) 832-5731 and Immunization Branch at (808) 586-8331.

Forms (DOH Immunizations Only)

Health Clearance Form [PDF]

Medical Exemption Form [PDF]

Please note that it may take approximately 3 business days to process your Health Clearance Form after it is received. You may log into your STAR account to check your Health Clearance status.

Proof of two (2) Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) shots is required. One recent MMR immunization is acceptable for registration, a second immunization record is required 45 days after the first immunization shot. Titer (blood work) is not acceptable.

If a student is born before 1957, an MMR immunization record is not required.

International (F-1) Students - MMR immunization from a student's home country is acceptable as long as a M.D. in the U.S. reviews and signs off on the foreign immunization record for clearance.

Acceptable Immunization Forms: UH Health Clearance Form, TB clearance card, TB Report (record must have TB test date, TB read date, millimeter test reading), a negative x-ray report, or a completed Risk Assessment Form.

New Students - Must have a negative TB skin test or x-ray completed at the age of 16 or older, or a report within 1 year of the start of the semester. Students can also submit a Risk Assessment Form directly from their physician's office or the Department of Health.

UH Manoa Students - Send a signed written memo requesting copy of TB & MMR health clearance documents to be sent to Honolulu CC via campus mail or for pick-up. Include your Banner ID#, name, and phone number to University Health Services at Manoa (Fax # 808-956-0853, Office # 808-956-8965). Allow a minimum of 1 week to process your request.

International (F-1) Students - TB Clearance must be from a M.D. in the U.S. before registration is allowed.

State of Hawaii TB Test Locations & Other Information

Proof of one (1) shot of Tdap (administered at the age of 10 or older) is required. Dtap, Dt, and Td are not the same thing as Tdap.

International (F-1) Students - Tdap immunization from a student's home country is acceptable as long as a M.D. in the U.S. reviews and signs off on the foreign immunization record for clearance.

Proof of two (2) shots of varicella is required. One recent varicella immunization is acceptable for registration, a second immunization record is required 45 days after the first immunization shot. A documented history of varicella (chickenpox), signed by a U.S. licensed physician, APRN, or PA may be substituted for the varicella vaccine requirement. Titer (blood work) is not acceptable.

If a student is born in the U.S.A before 1980, a varicella immunization record is not required.

International (F-1) Students - Varicella immunization from a student's home country is acceptable as long as a M.D. in the U.S. reviews and signs off on the foreign immunization record for clearance.

Please refer to the UH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy homepage for the most up to date information.