Health Insurance and Immunization

I. Immunizations

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: Staying up to date per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.  
  • 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.

II. Health Insurance

With the exception of students enrolled at CPS online or another online degree program, the University requires full-time degree students 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 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.