HSC Immunization Requirements

The following immunizations are required for Health Sciences Students for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

 

All students in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine and Upper Division of the Nursing School including Graduate Nursing programs, Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology are required to have the immunizations listed below, in addition to an annual TB skin test. Please print and complete the appropriate U of L Immunization Compliance Form (student or resident/fellow) and submit it, along with all official documentation of your immunizations.

Questions concerning the Health Science Campus requirement can be directed to Immunize@louisville.edu.

Campus Health Services, located on the Health Science Campus, can take care of any immunizations you may need to be compliant.


Why We Require Vaccinations


Requirements:

 

Tetanus-Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)

  • 1 Adult Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis).

Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)

  • Documentation of serologic immunity OR
  • 2 MMR vaccines (2 doses Measles, 2 doses Mumps and one dose Rubella if administered separately).

Hepatitis B Vaccine (HepB)

  • 3 doses of vaccine followed by HepBSAb titer, reported with a QUANTITATIVE value.

Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine

  • 2 doses of vaccine OR
  • Positive antibody titer. Indeterminate titers require one dose vaccine.

Baseling and Annual TB (Tuberculosis) testing required

No previous TST or your testing has elapsed >14 months:

  • Complete two TSTs, at least one week apart.

No prior history of positive TST:

  • Proof of two annually consecutive TSTs: one within 90 days of your start date, OR
  • Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) (Quantiferon TB Gold or T-spot) within 90 days of your start date.

Prior history of (+) TST or IGRA, or active TB:

  • Provide documentation of positive test results, medication treatment, and latest Chest x-ray report.
  • If you received the BCG vaccine and your first or second TST were "positive" you will need to obtain an IGRA blood test.
  • Complete TB Questionnaire (TBQ) upon starting and on an annual basis.

Hepatitis A (recommended):

  • 2 doses vaccine

Seasonal Influenza:

  • Vaccine is required annually but not available until Fall. You will be notified regarding its availability. Free to all students.

Pending Vaccine Documentation

You will be contacted by e-mail once documents are reviewed and additional documentation may be requested by Campus Health Services.