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Required Immunizations

Varicella (chicken pox) - Must show proof of either:

    a. Serologic test positive for varicella antibody/immunity

or if necessary, without serologic evidence of immunity or prior vaccine:

    b. Two doses of varicella vaccine at least 4 weeks apart*

Hepatitis B Immunity - MANDATORY: (must be completed prior to admission)

There is potential of exposure to Hepatitis B during clinical assignments. All students must have had the Hep B series of vaccinations (3 doses over a 6 month period).

The CDC recommends (and we require) serologic testing. Specifically, we require hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) to document immunity.

If test comes back with a protective concentration of less than 10mIU/mL, student needs to be revaccinated with 3 doses (over 4-6 months).

This is followed by another serologic test for immunity 1-2 months after the third dose.

Measles (Rubeola): MANDATORY

Those born on or after January 1, 1957, must show proof of either:

a. Serologic test positive for measles antibody/immunity.

OR if necessary, without serologic evidence of immunity or prior vaccine:

b. Two doses of MMR vaccine at least 4 weeks apart*

*Combined MMR Vaccine is vaccine of choice if recipients are likely to be susceptible.

Mumps: MANDATORY

Those born on or after January 1, 1957, must show proof of either:

a. Serologic test positive for mumps antibody/immunity.

OR if necessary, without serologic evidence of immunity or prior vaccine:

b. Two doses of MMR vaccine at least 4 weeks apart*

*Combined MMR Vaccine is vaccine of choice if recipients are likely to be susceptible.

Rubella: MANDATORY

Those born on or after January 1, 1957, must show proof of either:

a. Serologic test positive for rubella antibody/immunity.

OR if necessary, without serologic evidence of immunity or prior vaccine:

b. Two doses of MMR vaccine at least 4 weeks apart*

*Combined MMR Vaccine is vaccine of choice if recipients are likely to be susceptible.

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (TDAP): MANDATORY

One TDaP Booster within 10 years.

Tuberculosis Skin Test*: (PPD - TB test) or Chest X-ray (required IF skin test is positive)

*Must have been tested within past 6 months.

Influenza: MANDATORY

All students should receive annual vaccination against influenza.

One dose of influenza vaccine annually, live inactivated injectable influenza vaccine IM or live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) intranasally (ONLY for non-pregnant healthy HCP aged 49 or younger).

Meningococcal (Meningitis) Vaccine (MCV4):

    Mandatory for all new students <30 years of age after 1/1/2012;

    Highly recommended for <30 years of age prior to 1/1/2012.

    a. Initial dose (2-18 yrs. of age) and Booster (5 yrs. or more later)

OR

b. Initial dose (11-16 yrs. of age) and Booster (16-18 yrs. of age)

NOTE: All immunizations are at the student's expense.

Should you have any questions regarding the immunization requirements, please contact the Program Office at 979-830-4283.

 

Page last updated: November 19, 2012