As a healthcare provider, you will interact with a variety of patients as part of the educational process in the College of Dentistry. Because of this patient contact, and for your own well-being, it is important to have a complete and accurate medical history and immunization record. In keeping with the policies of the College of Dentistry and requirements by affiliated hospitals, you will need to provide evidence of the following:
- Measles: Vaccination (two doses) or presence of serum antibodies
- Mumps: Vaccination or presence of serum antibodies
- Rubella: Vaccination or presence of serum antibodies
- Varicella (Chicken Pox): Proof of immunity through immunization (two doses), or presence of serum antibodies
- Hepatitis B: Presence of serum antibodies – Immunization for hepatitis B requires a series of three doses spaced over six months. The second dose should be given one month after the first dose, and the third dose should be six months after the first dose or five months after the second dose. The Hep B antibody test should be administered one to two months after completion of the vaccine series.
- Tetanus/Diphtheria: You must have a booster every 10 years.
- Tuberculosis: A two-step PPD or IGRA is required annually for all students who have not previously tested positive. If you have previously tested positive for tuberculosis as a result of infection or vaccination, you must provide physician documentation of the date and results of testing, verification of chest x-ray results, and a record of any treatment that you received.
- Influenza: Vaccine is required annually.