Required Immunizations

Students who are admitted into the program must provide proof of the following vaccines/immunizations:

Due: 1 month prior to the start of clinical:

  • Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis: (TdaP) vaccination required within the past 10 years, then a Td booster every 10 years.
  • MMR- evidence of two live vaccinations or immune titer results required.
  • Hepatitis B- Evidence of three doses of Engerix-B or Recombivax-HB formulations of the hepatitis B vaccine on a 0, 1, 6 month schedule or 2 doses of the Heplisav-B formulation on a 0 and 1 month schedule. Test for hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) 1-2 months after final dose in the series to document immunity.
  • Varicella (chickenpox) - evidence of two vaccinations or immune titer results required.
  • Meningitis- Menveo or Menactra dose required after 16th birthday for all newly enrolled students between 16-21 years old (these vaccines are known as MenACWY, formerly listed as MCV4).

Physical Exam

  • Physical Exam: The exam must be within 1 year of the program start date

Due by: October 1 (annually)

  • Influenza Vaccination: required by October 1st (annually).

Due Between: June 15 - August 15 (Fall Admission); October 15 –December 15 (Spring Admission)

  • Tuberculosis Screening. Student must receive either IGRA- serology (T-SPOT or Quantaferon GOLD) or Mantoux testing (PPD). If a student has a positive (PPD) please contact the health coordinator for further instructions.

Notes: If a titer is drawn, the student is required to submit the lab results to Health Services. Any result that is negative/indeterminate/equivocal will be considered a negative result requiring revaccination.

Failure to meet the health/immunization requirements deadlines set may result in removal from the program.