School of Medicine

Immunization Requirements  

 

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

  • MD Program - June 29, 2018
  • MD/MBA Program - June 1, 2018
  • MD/PhD Program - June 1, 2018

Students applying for away rotations during 4th year 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 MMR vaccine and positive 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): two doses of the vaccine, if no history of disease or positive antibody titer.

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: Documentation of vaccination is recommended. Proof of vaccination may be required in the future.