27 Health Insurance and Immunization


Prior to matriculation at UNH, all students that are enrolled in at least one in-person course at UNH are required to provide proof of immunization or demonstrate their immunity to specific vaccine-preventable diseases as outlined below.


  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): 2 doses at least 28 days apart, initiated after 12 months of age, or immune titers
  • Meningococcal (ACWY): 1 dose required within 5 years of enrollment; a booster dose required if initial dose administered prior to age 16
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap): within 10 years, after completion of primary series
  • Chicken Pox (Varicella): two doses of vaccine, separated by four to eight weeks, or immune titer

Strongly Recommended

  • Influenza: annually
  • COVID-19: Both doses of a two-dose vaccine (i.e., Pfizer, Moderna), or one dose of a one-dose vaccine (i.e., Johnson & Johnson), plus booster dose(s).
  • Hepatitis B: series of 3 doses
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV): series of 3 doses

Students failing to meet these criteria upon arrival on campus could be denied registration.


The University requires full-time degree students that are enrolled in at least one in-person course to have health insurance as a condition of enrollment. Student health insurance is separate from the Health & Wellness fee. It provides health care coverage beyond the care and services covered by the Health & Wellness fee, e.g. local specialist or hospital care. Information regarding health insurance can be found at unh.edu/shbp. International students with F1 or J1 Visas are required to purchase the Student Health Benefits Plan sponsored by the University. This plan provides coverage for 12 consecutive months effective September 1 of each year.