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Immunizations/Medical Clearance Requirements for Entering Dell Medical School Students

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 THE WEEK OF 6/25/18.

Immunizations

TETANUS/DIPHTHERIA/ACELLULAR PERTUSSIS: documentation of one dose of Tdap vaccine.

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: documentation of three doses of hepatitis B vaccine, or a positive titer confirming immunity (must include a copy of the laboratory report);

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 Screening

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).

How to submit your documentation to University Health Services.




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