DOCUMENTATION PROVING COMPLIANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES (UHS) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER YOUR ADMISSION BUT NO LATER THAN THE FIRST DAY OF YOUR DMS ORIENTATION SESSION.
TETANUS/DIPHTHERIA/ACELLULAR PERTUSSIS: documentation of one dose of Tdap vaccine. Td or Tdap vaccine every ten years thereafter.
MEASLES (RUBEOLA): documentation of two doses of measles or MMR vaccine, or a positive titer confirming immunity (must include a copy of the laboratory report); first dose must be on or after the first birthday and doses must be at least 28 days apart;
MUMPS: documentation of two doses of mumps or MMR vaccine, or a positive titer confirming immunity (must include a copy of the laboratory report); first dose must be on or after the first birthday and doses must be at least 28 days apart;
RUBELLA: documentation of one dose of rubella or MMR vaccine administered on or after the first birthday, or a positive titer confirming immunity (must include a copy of the laboratory report);
VARICELLA: documentation of 2 doses of varicella vaccine given at least 28 days apart, laboratory evidence of immunity, laboratory confirmation of disease (must include a copy of the laboratory report), or diagnosis or verification of a history of varicella or herpes zoster (shingles) by a healthcare provider.
HEPATITIS B: A complete hepatitis B vaccine series (3 doses of Engerix-B or Recombivax HB, or 2 doses of Heplisav-B) AND a positive antibody titer (quantitative hepatitis B surface antibody). Must submit copy of the lab report.
Receive one dose of the vaccine (as a booster) and repeat the titer in one to two months.
Finish the vaccine series and repeat the titer in one to two months after the final dose.
Be tested for HBsAg and total anti-HBc to determine HBV infection status.
MENINGOCOCCAL (State of Texas SB 1107): All students under the age of 22 who are entering a public, private, or independent institution of higher education in Texas must provide documentation that they have had a meningococcal (bacterial meningitis) vaccine or "booster" dose during the five year period prior to but no later than ten days before the first day of the first semester they will enter that institution. Find more information here.
INFLUENZA: an influenza vaccine is required annually. (Compliance is not required at point of matriculation, but is required annually thereafter.)
TUBERCULOSIS: documentation of 2 negative TB skin tests (PPD), reported in millimeter (mm), less than 2 months prior to matriculation or, negative IGRA blood test (must include laboratory report), or if history of a positive TB test (IGRA or PPD), documentation of a negative chest X-ray within two months of enrollment (must send radiology report of chest X-ray).
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