Physician Assistant Program

Immunization Requirements  

All newly accepted students are required to submit immunization documentation by the deadlines listed below:

  • January Start Date - Deadline is December 3, 2018

Students going on rotations during 2nd you may need to meet additional immunization requirements. Several medical centers require positive antibody titers (blood work) for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B, instead of proof of vaccination.  Laboratory reports are required

    The following immunization documentation is required as a condition of matriculation and must be kept up to date:

    If submitting antibody titer (blood work) laboratory reports must be included with other immunization documentation.

    Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap): One dose of the adult Tdap vaccine, unless current Td booster is less than 2 years old. If current Td booster is less than 2 years old wait to receive Tdap vaccine. If Tdap dose is 10 years old or older a Td booster is required.

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and positive rubella antibody titer:Two doses of the MMR vaccine and a positive a rubella antibody titer or positive antibody titers for measles, mumps and rubella.

    Tuberculosis Skin Test  or QuantiFERON Gold Test: Required within one year prior to start date and updated annually.

    If tuberculin positive, a Chest X-ray is required within one year prior to start date. List history of BCG vaccine and/or INH treatment.

    Varicella (chicken pox): If history of disease, positive antibody titer is required or 2 doses of varicella vaccine.

    Hepatitis B: 3 doses of vaccine and positive quantitative antibody titer required.

    The hepatitis B vaccine is a three-dose series, which takes six months to complete. For students who have not already started the series, documentation for two doses of the vaccine must be submitted by the deadline.

    Meningococcal: One dose of vaccine within five years prior to start date or a signed State Waiver Form.

    Influenza: The 2018-2019 Seasonal Influenza vaccine is required for all students with patient contact, unless medically contraindicated. (The 2018-19 vaccine will be available in August 2018)

    Recommended

    Polio:  Proof of vaccination may be required in the future.