Immunization Requirements

The due date for all documentation is September 1 for Summer and Fall entry. The due date for Spring entry is March 1  *Influenza vaccination due by Dec. 1  

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): One of the following is required

  • Positive antibody titer (lab report OR physician verification of results required) OR
  • Two vaccinations

If series in process, submit where you are in the series and new alerts will be created for you to complete the series. If all three titers are negative or equivocal, and no documentation of two vaccinations has been documented, you must repeat the two-dose series. If you have two documented vaccinations and have a negative titer or equivocal titer, you must receive a one-time booster. If only one or two components of the MMR vaccination show lack of immunity, a one-time booster is recomended.

Varicella: One of the following is required

  • Positive antibody titer (lab report OR physician verification of results required) OR
  • Two vaccinations

If series in process, submit where you are in the series and new alerts will be created for you to complete the series. If the titer is negative or equivocal, and no documentation of two vaccinations has been documented, you must repeat the two-dose series. If you have two documented vaccinations and have a negative titer or equivocal titer, you must receive a one-time booster. History of Disease is NOT acceptable. 

Hepatitis B: (Not required for law students)

  • Three vaccinations AND a positive antibody titer (lab report or physician verification of results required) OR
  • A positive antibody titer alone will also be accepted (lab report or physician verification of results required). If you have documentation of three vaccines, please submit them along with your titer.

Tetanus:

  • Submit documentation of a Td OR a Tdap booster within the past 10 years. The renewal date will be set at 10 years

*Influenza: DUE annually BY Dec. 1 **Required for medical students.

  • Documentation of a flu shot administered during the current flu season (September-March) OR
  • Signed declination waiver. 

 

Tuberculosis (TB) screening:

**New** TB screening requirements July 2020 for ALL students regardless of program

Upon entry ONE of the following is required documentation submitted to Castle Branch:

  • Negative IGRA TB blood screening test (QuantiFERON Gold/TSPOT) from within the past 12 months (lab report required) (PREFERRED) OR
  • 1 Step PPD Skin Test within the past 12 months OR
  • If history of positive IGRA/PPD, submit last negative CXR (chest x-ray) AND UMB Student Symptom Based TB Screening Questionnaire.

Note to students: If you previously submitted documentation to fulfill an old TB requirement, please resubmit supporting documentation to this new requirement.

The initial renewal date will be set for 1 year from most recent TB test/Form Date.

 

Upon annual renewal, one of the following is required:

  • If previous negative IGRA/PPD, you must submit the UMB Student Annual TB Risk Screening Questionnaire.
    • If you answer "No" to ALL questions on the TB Questionnaire, then you are cleared and this requirement will be marked complete.
    • If you answer "Yes" to ANY question on the TB Questionnaire, then you must also submit physician clearance documentation to this requirement ALONG WITH your TB Questionnaire.

      OR

  • If you previously submitted a negative CXR and the UMB Student Health Symptom Based TB Screening Questionnaire, you must submit a NEW UMB Student Symptom Based TB Screening Questionnaire to this requirement.
    • If you answer "No" to ALL questions on the TB Questionnaire, then you are cleared and this requirement will be marked complete.
    • If you answer "Yes" to ANY question on the TB Questionnaire, then you must also submit physician clearance documentation to this requirement ALONG WITH your TB Questionnaire.

Upon annual renewal, all subsequent renewal dates will be set for 1 year from most recent TB Questionnaire.

 

FAQs

I don't have my vaccine records. Where can I get titer orders to prove my immunity? Call Student hHealth for a telemedicine visit 667.214.1899

My titer says I don't have immunity. Where can I get a booster/vaccine readministered? Call Student Health to get on the shot clinic schedule 667.214.1899

Where can I get an order for the Tspot/TB Gold test? Call Student Health for a telemedicine visit 667.214.1899

I have a positive Tspot/TB Gold test, what do I do next? Call the Student Health center for a telemedicine visit to review 667.214.1899. 

Which form do I submit to Castle Branch for renewal of my TB requirement if I had a NEGATIVE Tspot/TB Gold test OR PPD within the last 12 months? Upon renewal submit the UMB Student Annual TB Risk Screening Questionnaire.

Which form do I submit to Castle Branch for renewal of my TB requirement if I had a prior POSITIVE Tspot/TB Gold test or PPD within the last 12 months? Upon renewal submit the UMB Student Symptom Based TB Screening Questionnaire.

My clinical site is requiring me to get another TB screening done closer to my start date at that site. Do I need to get another TB gold/IGRA test or can I get a PPD placed?  Please contact Student Health to get a PPD placed for your clinical rotation, if your previous IGRA test result is outside the accepted time period.