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Blinn College Allied Health Required Immunizations
The following is a list of required immunizations for Allied Health Programs.

 

  • Tuberculosis Skin Test: (PPD-TB Test) OR Chest X-Ray (required if skin test is positive)
    (results must be within 6 months of beginning the program)
  • Diptheria, Tetanus (TD) or Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis (TDAP):One Td Booster (within 10 years)
  • Measles (Rubeola):Those born on or after January 1, 1957, must show proof of either
  • Serologic test positive for measles antibody/ immunity OR if necessary, without serologic evidence of immunity or prior vaccine
  • Two doses of MMR Vaccine at least 4 weeks apart*
  • Mumps: Those born on or after January 1, 1957, must show proof of either
  • Serologic test positive for mumps antibody/ immunity OR if necessary, without serologic evidence of immunity or prior vaccine:
  • Two doses of MMR Vaccine at least 4 weeks apart *
  • Rubella: Those born on or after January 1, 1957, must show proof of either
  • Serologic test positive for rubella antibody/ immunity OR if necessary, without serologic evidence of immunity or prior vaccine:
  • Two doses of MMR Vaccine at least 4 weeks apart*
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox):
  • Serologic test positive for varicella antibody/ immunity OR if necessary, without serologic evidence of immunity or prior vaccine * (Please submit a QUANTITATIVE result) (We require vaccines, as well as serologic testing)
  • Two doses of varicella at least 4 weeks apart
  • Hepatitis B Immunity:
  • There is potential of exposure to Hepatitis B during clinical assignments. All students must have had the Hepatitis B series of vaccinations. The CDC recommends (and we require) serologic testing for all Allied Health Students, except Vet Tech students. Specifically, we require Hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) to document immunity. If the test comes back with a protective concentration of less than 10 MIU/Ml, students need 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 is received. *(Please submit a QUANTITATIVE result)(We require vaccine, as well as serologic testing)
  • Influenza:
  • All healthcare providers and students in these professions 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 students <30 years of age after 1/1/2012; highly recommended for <30 years of age prior to 1/1/2012
    • Initial dose (2-18 yrs of age)
    • Booster (5 yrs or more later)

    OR

    • Initial dose (11-16 yrs of age)
    • Booster (16-18 yrs of age)