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Immunizations

Hepatitis B (Must Be Completed Prior To First Day Of Class) – Proof of either

  • There is potential of exposure to Hepatitis B during clinical assignments.  All students must have had the Hep B series of vaccinations.  The CDC recommends (and we require) serologic testing for all Allied Health students.  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, mumps, and rubella (MMR) – Proof of either:

  • two doses of an MMR vaccination at least 4 weeks apart

  • a serum titer confirming immunity to each disease

  • NOTE:  students born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from the MMR requirement

Measles – proof of either:

  • a second measles vaccination (may be part of a second MMR)

  • a serum titer confirming immunity

 

NOTE:  There must be at least one month between the first and second MMR vaccination.  Students born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from the measles requirement

 

Varicella (chicken pox) – Must have proof of either

  • a serum titer confirming immunity

  • documentation of two doses of varicella vaccine at least 4 weeks apart

Tetanus – proof of tetanus vaccination within the past 10 years

Tuberculosis Screening Test – a PPD skin test to screen for TB is required before entry into program (or a chest x-ray if student is unable to have a PPD)

Influenza: MANDATORY FOR ALL ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS/FACULTY

  • 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)

Meningoccal (Meningitis) Vaccine: MANDATORY FOR ALL “NEW” STUDENTS <30 YEARS OF AGE.

  • 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)

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

Should you have any questions regarding the immunization requirements, please contact the Program Office at 979-691-2010