Health Sciences Required Immunizations

Tuberculosis: 

  • Negative PPD-TB skin test,
  • OR chest X-Ray if positive skin test
  • OR QuantFERON Gold TB Blood Test
  • Results must be within 6 months of beginning the program
  • Annual PPD-TB skin test while in the program

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (TDAP):

  • TDAP booster within 10 years

Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, Rubella (MMR) – Born on or after January 1, 1957:

  • Serologic test positive for measles, mumps, and rubella antibodies/immunities,
  • OR proof of prior vaccination
  • In cases without serological evidence of immunity or proof of prior vaccination, two doses of the MMR vaccine at least 4 weeks apart with a follow-up QUANTITATIVE serological test.

Varicella (Chicken Pox):

  • Serologic test positive for varicella antibodies/immunity,
  • OR proof of prior vaccination
  • In cases without serological evidence of immunity or proof of prior vaccination, two doses of the varicella vaccine at least 4 weeks apart with a follow-up QUANTITATIVE serological test.

Hepatitis B:

  1. Proof of completed vaccination series (3 doses over 4-6 months)
  2. Serological test with surface antibody (anti-HB) concentration of 10 mIU/mL completed at least 1-2 months after the third dose
  • For a concentration of less than 10 mIU/mL complete steps #3 and #4
  1. Proof of second completed vaccination series (3 doses over 4-6 months) after initial serological test resulted in a surface antibody (anti-HB) concentration of less than 10 mIU/mL
  2. Serological test with surface antibody (anti-HB) concentration completed at least 1-2 months after the third dose from the second vaccination series

Influenza – Annually:

  • Live inactivated injectable influenza vaccine, IM
  • OR live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), intranasally
  • ONLY for non-pregnant, healthy, healthcare providers (HCP), aged 49 or younger

Meningococcal (Meningitis) Vaccine (MCV4):

  • Required for all students under 22 years of age
  • Highly recommended for all others
  • Proof of prior vaccination no more than 5 years old from date of enrollment.