Immunization Checklist for University of Guelph Students

Immunization Checklist for University of Guelph Students

Updated May 2023. 

Welcome to the University of Guelph! At Student Health Services (SHS), we aim to provide comprehensive health promotion, disease prevention and primary medical care to full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students during their studies. 

We have a compassionate team of family physicians, nurses, a registered dietitian, an addiction counselor, and mental health professionals who help students maintain their overall health and well-being.  

Tips for coming to the UofG prepared:

As you plan your arrival at the University of Guelph, we strongly encourage you to review your immunizations, using the charts below, with your family doctor before coming to university to ensure your health is protected while you pursue your studies. This may require the help of a parent/someone who has kept your immunity records. This takes some effort, but it will save a lot of time once you get here and need to access our services! 

Do you have questions about your immune status?

You can call to book an appointment with a nurse on our team by calling 519-824-4120 ext. 52131 Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Always bring your University of Guelph student card and a valid health insurance card (OHIP, UHIP etc.) to each appointment.  


Ontario Schedule Recommendations  

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (also known as MMR)  

Two doses as a child or two doses 28 days apart as an adult  

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (also known as Tdap)  

Received as a child and booster (Adacel) as a teen or young adult; then Tetanus every 10 years  


Two doses as a child or two doses as an adult if not immune  

Meningococcal Quadrivalent (for A, C, Y, W-135 strains)  

One dose received in Grade 7 

Hepatitis B  

Two doses received in Grade 7  

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (Gardasil 4 or 9)  

Two doses received in Grade 7 (Gardasil 4 or 9)

Vaccinations may be available at Student Health Services (see Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines)


Immunized as an infant  


Immunized as an infant  

Influenza (Seasonal Flu Shots)

Recommended yearly.

Vaccinations are available at Student Health Services during the Fall & Winter Semesters. 

COVID-19 Primary series plus booster doses. Vaccinations may be available at Student Health Services

Learn about Ontario’s vaccination program to help protect us against COVID‑19 and how to book a vaccine. Question about boosters? Complete the booster dose recommendation tool.

Meningococcal B (Meningitis B)

Two-dose series (not Publicly Funded—did not receive in school). Students are strongly recommended to get vaccinated for Men B prior to coming to university.

Learn more about Invasive Meningococcal Disease & getting vaccinated.

Please Note: Not all vaccines are publicly funded. There may be a cost for some vaccines not covered by the University of Guelph student plan. Please visit for comprehensive information about your coverage. Students may have coverage under their parents’ drug benefit plans and can get reimbursed through their parents’ drug benefit plan. 

You may also wish to check out further helpful information on our Student Health Services webpage:  

Self-Care Resources: