Health Sciences Required Immunizations

Checklist of required immunizations

All immunizations are mandatory and at the applicant’s expense. This is a checklist for you to use as you prepare your documentation of immunizations. If accepted into the program, these documentations are required to submit online to a verification company.

TB Test

  • Date of vaccine must be good within a year (Must be valid throughout your entire program)
  • Accepted TB tests:
    • TB skin test (with a negative result)
      • If positive, then complete Tspot or Quantiferon Gold
    • T-Spot (with a negative result)
      • If positive, get x-ray
    • Quantiferon Gold (with a negative result)
      • If positive, get x-ray
    • X-ray (negative chest x-ray)
      • Valid for three years
      • Must upload the radiology report
      • Must complete an annual TB questionnaire
    • If you have received the BCG vaccination, then you must follow x-ray protocol or get a T-spot (with a negative result).

TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis)

  • Date of the vaccine must be within 10 years.
  • Must have the combo vaccine that contains all 3 vaccines.
  • May appear on immunization history as TDAP or DTAP.

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

  • Option A: 2 vaccines (that are at least 4 weeks apart) 
  • Option B: A positive titer/serologic test for measles, mumps, and rubella
    • Must be a quantitative test
    • If your titer test is negative, you must get booster vaccines following the test.

Varicella

  • Option A: 2 vaccines, a minimum of 4 weeks apart
    • May appear on immunization history as VAR or MMRV.
  • Option B: A positive titer/serologic test for Varicella
    • Must be a quantitative test
    • If your titer test is negative, you must get booster vaccines following the test.

Meningitis         

Influenza

  • 1 vaccine within a year
    • Must be within the current flu season

Physical

  • A physical exam is required once accepted into the program or as directed by the program.

Hepatitis B Titer test

  • A positive titer/serologic test for Hepatitis B
    • Must be a quantitative test
    • If your titer test is negative, you must get booster vaccines/repeat series following the test.
  • *If you never had the Hepatitis B vaccination, see Hepatitis B Flowchart

Hepatitis B Flowchart

*Hepatitis B Series Options

Option A:  3 dose series Hepatitis B (Energix B, Recombivax HB).  Doses received at 0, 1, 6 months. 

Option B:  2 dose series Hepatitis B (Heplisav B).  Doses received at least 4 weeks apart. 

Option C:  3 dose series Hepatitis A – Hepatitis B (Twinrix).  Doses received at 0, 1, 6 months. 

Once the series is completed, a new Hepatitis B titer/serologic test must be taken. 

 

Definitions: 

  • Titer/Serologic test: a test where blood is drawn to test the antibody levels in your system. 
    • A positive result means that you have the correct number of antibodies in your system for the tested immunization.
    • A negative result means that you do not have the correct number of antibodies in your system.
  • Quantitative test: a test that shows numerical values. 
  • Reference range: acts as a key to determine what the values of your quantitative titer/serologic test results mean. 

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  • Kate Karstadt