State of Hawai'i Health Clearance Requirements

State of Hawai‘i law mandates that certain health requirements be cleared before students can enter into postsecondary institutions (Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, Title 11, Department of Health, Chapter 157 Examination and Immunization) which may be found here. The following information is provided to assist students with fulfilling these requirements prior to beginning classes at HPU.

Please complete the Health clearance forms for MMR, and complete both TB risk assessment form, and Tuberculosis health clearance form, then submit to the Admissons Office.

Please note these forms are required of all HPU students, and are separate from the additional records required for students in the Nursing Program.

The state of Hawai'i requires all students to be immunized for measles (rubeola). Two doses of live vaccine or two doses of MMR separated by at least one month are required. First dose must have been given after January 1, 1968.

Measles immunization may be waived if:  

  • Student is born before 1957 (provide proof of birth date)

  • Physician had confirmed diagnosis in the past or serologic evidence of immunity is presented (provide written statement from your physician; statement must be signed and written on official stationery).

 Note: First-time international students may have their measles (MMR) immunizations taken in their home country.

Health Clearance Form: MMR

 A TB clearance may be obtained from any of the following:

International students and U.S. citizens living overseas must complete the Tuberculin Skin Test immediately upon entry into the U.S. TB certification issued outside by a non-U.S. licensed healthcare practioner cannot be accepted by the University.

Complete both TB Risk Assessment FORM, and Tuberculosis Health Clearance form.