Mandatory Immunization Schedule

2017 IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS1,2,3

Failure to comply with the immunization schedule as outlined below may result in rescindment of an offer of admission or a delay in progression and subsequent graduation. Students must submit all documentation as instructed by the deadlines specified by the college. Failure to do so will result in removal from practice courses, and possible delay in graduation.

Individuals with questions or concerns about their ability to meet these standards should contact The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs (PHR 5.112, 512-471-1737).

Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)
One of the following is required: 2 vaccines for measles, 2 vaccines for mumps, and 1 dose of rubella; OR positive antibody titers for all three (lab report required). If no record of previous vaccines, or any titer is negative or equivocal, new alerts will be created for you to repeat one or more of the vaccinations .
Series in process will not be accepted
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Submit documentation of two doses of vaccine, OR a positive antibody titer (lab report required). If the titer is negative or equivocal, new alerts will be created for you to receive a repeat series. Series in process will not be accepted.
Hepatitis B
One of the following is required: 3 vaccines AND a positive antibody titer (anti-HBs (quantitative)–lab report required) OR any declination signed by a health care provider6. If your titer is negative or equivocal, receive one dose of the vaccine (as a booster) and repeat the titer. If the second titer is negative or equivocal, finish the series and repeat the titer. IF student cannot produce proof of the vaccination series, whether the titer is positive or negative, the three-shot series MUST be repeated. Students MUST be able to produce evidence of this process up to and including a booster and second titer (if needed) by the time of the admissions interview, or the student will not be considered for admission.
Influenza
Submit documentation of a current flu shot. Documentation must contain the LOT # of the vaccine. A declination, signed by a health care provider, is acceptable if student cannot receive the vaccine for health reasons.  Applicants should ALSO get an influenza vaccine the fall in which they apply.  Renewal date will be set for October 15 of the following flu season.
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap)
Submit documentation of a Tdap vaccine administered on or after 7/1/2005. DTaP and Td are not acceptable.
TB Skin Test

Baseline (entering P1 students)

One of the following is required:

  • 2 step skin test (1-3 weeks apart) PLUS all subsequent annual testing. Alternatively, the first test may be within the past 12 months. With either scenario, the most recent test must occur between May 15-30; OR
  • Negative Quantiferon Gold Blood test (lab report required) between May 15-30; OR
  • Negative T-Spot Test between May 15-30 (lab report required)

Continuing P2 and P3 students

One of the following is required:

  • 1 step skin test between May 15-30; OR
  • Negative Quantiferon Gold Blood test (lab report required) between May 15-30; OR
  • Negative T-Spot Test between May 15-30 (lab report required)

Matriculating P4 students

See requirements for P2 and P3 students.

All documentation must be submitted to CastleBranch by May 30, so work backwards from this due date to ensure that the test occurs and results are read/received.

* If positive results are reported for any tests during the P1-P4 years, submit a clear chest x-ray (x-ray report required) within the last 12 months.  Additionally, submit an annual TB symptom questionnaire within 30 days of the first day of fall classes.

1 Immunization requirements are determined by the Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Rule 97.64, CDC guidelines, and practice site requirements.

2 NOTE that practice sites to which students are assigned for coursework may impose additional requirements.

3 Students must submit all documentation as instructed by the deadlines specified by the college. Failure to do so will result in removal from practice courses, and possible delay in admission or graduation.

4 “Alerts” refer to notifications in our student compliance tracking system.

5 If student has documentation of one dose of measles or mumps on or after the first birthday, only one additional dose of measles or mumps is needed. If student can prove one dose of rubella, student is compliant for rubella regardless of the titer result.

6 A declination for a medical exemption must be signed by a health care provider (MD, DO, NP, PA). Non-medical declinations must follow the state’s guidelines found at http://collegevaccinerequirements.com/exemption.php


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