Immunization Requirements

Required by all programs

Tetanus/Diphtheria

  • Proof of a childhood immunization record or adult primary series (at least 3 doses) is mandatory.
  • Proof of a booster received within the last 10 years.

Tetanus/Diphtheria/Acellular Pertussis - adult (Tdap)

  • One dose of Tdap vaccine is mandatory if not previously received in adulthood (18 years of age and older)

Polio

  • Proof of a childhood immunization record or adult primary series (at least 3 doses) is mandatory.

Tuberculosis

  • Proof of a baseline two-step Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) is mandatory in addition to a yearly one-step TST.
  • Students with a history of positive TST must provide a chest x-ray report done after the positive TST. Future TST is not required but the Tuberculosis Signs and Symptoms Self-Declaration Form must be completed on an annual basis.
  • TST is recommended 3 months post travel to any endemic area.
  • An Interferon-gamma releases assay (IGRA), either QuantiFERON or T-SPOT-TB assay, performed within the year will be accepted In place of an annual one-step PPD.
  • Varicella/Zoster o Laboratory evidence of immunity or
  • Documentation of a health care provider diagnosis of varicella/herpes zoster that is laboratory confirmed or
  • Documentation of two-doses (2) of a varicella vaccine
  • Vaccination series is required if there is no proof of immunity.

MMR

  • Measles: proof of two vaccine doses or laboratory evidence of immunity.
  • Mumps: proof of two vaccine doses or laboratory evidence of immunity.
  • Rubella: proof of one vaccine dose or laboratory evidence of immunity.

Hepatitis B

  • Documented evidence of a complete primary series of hepatitis B immunization.
  • Serology for hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs titer) AND hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg).
  • Booster(s) required if hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs titer) is negative.
  • Post-vaccination hepatitis B surface antibody serology (anti-HBs titer) is mandatory 1 month later. 

Influenza

  • Documented evidence of seasonal flu vaccine for the academic year.

NB: As immunization requirements may change at any time, please ensure you contact the Office of Risk Management for the most up-to-date immunization requirements.

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