Detailed Immunization Requirements

 Required Immunizations and Screenings for all HSC Students

Effective June 1, 2020

Hepatitis B

  • Quantitative lab report showing serologic immunity (IgG, antibodies, titer)
  • If 1st titer shows no response to primary series
    • will need signed Waiver (Repeating Hepatitis B series (available on line)
    • 4th, 5th and 6th dose of Hepatitis B Vaccines on a 0, 1 and 6-month schedule
    • 2nd quantitative lab report showing serologic immunity (IgG, antibodies, titer) 4-8 weeks following 6th dose
  • If 2nd titer shows no response to secondary series, will need Hepatitis B Surface Antigen lab results and signed Hepatitis B Non-Responder Letter, from a licensed medical provider.
  • If Chronic Active Hepatitis B, will need Hepatitis B Surface Antigen and Hepatitis B Viral load results (for rotation assignments and counseling purposes only)

Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR)

  • Quantitative lab report showing serologic immunity (IgG, antibodies, titer)
  • If 1st titer shows no response to primary series
    • Repeat 2 dose series on a 0 and 1-month schedule
    • 2nd quantitative lab report showing serologic immunity (IgG, antibodies, titer) 4-8 weeks following additional doses
  • If 2nd titer shows no response to secondary series, will need signed MMR Non-Responder Letter, from a licensed medical provider.

Varicella

  • 2 doses of varicella vaccination OR Quantitative lab report showing serologic immunity

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis

  • 1 dose of Tdap vaccine within past 6 years

Influenza

  • Annual seasonal flu vaccination

Meningitis

  • 1 vaccination within past 5 years
    • Required for students under the age of 22

Tuberculosis Screening

  • 2-step PPD skin test (2 PPDs taken 1-3 weeks apart)
    • Required for ALL 1st year students
  • Additional 1-step PPD, dated within 3 months of clinical rotations start date
    • Required for ALL 3rd year students
  • QuantiFERON TB Gold /T-spot blood test
    • Only required for students with positive PPD results or history of positive PPD
  • Documentation of latent TB infection with or without treatment or treatment for active infection
  • *DPT students are required to have TB screening annually (per program requirements)

Medical History and Physical Form

  • Completed form with medical history and physical exam results, dated within 1 year of matriculation into program. Must have clinic or provider stamp
    • May use UNTHSC Health and Physical Form (available on line)
    • GSBS and SPH students are EXEMPT from this requirement

This page was last modified on July 31, 2020