Required Immunization & Tuberculosis Skin Test

What are the Required Vaccinations?

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) requires all students at the time of registration to provide documentation of vaccination or immunity from Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Meningitis. In addition, all students are required to have documentation of a Tuberculosis (TB) skin test in the last year and submit the Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate upon admission. This certificate must be completed by a primary health care physician and returned to us by July 1st. If a student chooses to waive the Meningitis Vaccination, they have to read the Meningitis Fact Sheet and complete and sign the Meningitis Vaccine Waiver and return to us along with their completed Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate

Students and their families are encouraged to review the Supreme Council of Health guidelines on immunization and vaccine practice in the State of Qatar. In order to avoid delays, please see your health care provider as soon as possible to complete the Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate, especially if your immunization records are incomplete and you need to get any required immunizations.

In Qatar, vaccines, blood work, and record verification can be done for free at a Primary Health Center located in your district. The Primary Health Center for students living on-campus is Al Gharafa Primary Health Center. Vaccinations are also available for a fee at some private hospitals, laboratories, or clinics.

You will not be able to enroll in classes until you provide this document. If you have any questions about providing this documentation, please send us an email.


What Additional Type of Medical Tests are Required ?

The State of Qatar requires resident applicants to undergo and test negative for HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and chest x-ray for Tuberculosis.  To ensure residency, Qatar Foundation recommends that international students take the above tests before coming to Doha. Nevertheless, Qatar Foundation in coordination with GU-Q will arrange for these medical tests after students arrive in Doha. In addition, Qatar Foundation and Georgetown University in Qatar require all students, including Qatari citizen and residents and international students, to provide an Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate completed by a primary care physician before their enrollment (see above).