Immunizations Policy

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IUSM-PO-EDU-SAF-0012

Full Policy Contents

Scope
Policy Statement
Reason for Policy
Procedures
Definitions
Sanctions

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Additional Contacts
Forms
Related Information
History

Effective: 1/17/2017
Last Updated: 1/31/2017

Responsible University Office:
Campus Health

Responsible University Administrator
Assistant Dean for Student Records and Promotion

Policy Contact:
dreeser@iu.edu

RESPONSIBLE Campus Health (aka Student Health)
ACCOUNTABLE Senior Associate Dean of Medical Student Education
SUPPORT Assistant dean for student records and promotion
CONSULT General Counsel
Educational Policy Subcommittee
INFORM Educational Policy Subcommittee
Learning Technology, Medical Student Education

LCME Standards

12.7 Immunization guidelines


Scope

This policy affects students.


Policy Statement

All IUSM students must complete immunization and contagious disease requirements. To ensure that all students are protected against preventable communicable illness, these requirements must be met prior to matriculation and annually thereafter.


Reason for Policy

Medical students encounter certain exposure risks when caring for patients with infectious disease. Medical students also may expose patients, some of whom have compromised immune status, to infectious diseases.


Approval

Approved by the Curriculum Council Steering Committee 1/17/2017.


Procedures

Students upload information about their immunizations through the IU Campus Health Portal at www.healthSV.iupui.edu. IUPUI Campus Health tracks medical students for compliance with immunizations; annual TB surveillance; annual fit testing; and annual flu vaccinations. Entering students must be compliant with all requirements by Aug. 31 for the upcoming academic year. A report about compliance among students in their second, third and fourth years is sent to Medical Student Education in mid-September. If a student has not fulfilled the immunization requirements, he/she receives an email from Medical Student Education indicating non-compliance with the requirement.

If a clinical site discovers that a student has not been immunized, the student is not allowed to return to the site until he/she can show compliance.

Students who fail to comply will be held accountable through the Professionalism Conduct Policy and this could affect future enrollment.


Definitions

Requirements prior to matriculation (i.e. incoming students):

  • Student health evaluation/exam
    • Completed by physician, a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant.
    • May be done by a student’s primary care physician PCP, other provider or Campus Health.
    • Documentation to be sent to Campus Health.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
    • Three vaccines or immune HepBsAb titer.
    • Documentation to be sent to Campus Health.
  • Measles/mumps/rubella vaccine
    • Two vaccines or immune antibody titers for all three diseases.
    • Documentation to be sent to Campus Health.
  • Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis)
    • One vaccine.
    • Documentation to be sent to Campus Health.
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
    • Two vaccines or immune antibody titer.
    • Documentation to be sent to Campus Health.
  • TB surveillance
    • Two-step TB skin test, interferon gamma release assay blood test, or negative TB symptom questionnaire and chest x-ray (if + history of latent TB).
    • Documentation to be sent to Campus Health.
  • Universal precautions training
    • Online educational module.

Annual requirements for all students:

  • TB surveillance
    • TB skin test, interferon gamma release assay blood test, or negative TB symptom questionnaire (if + history of latent TB).
    • To be done by Campus Health or, if done elsewhere, student must send documentation to Campus Health.
  • Fit testing for N95 respirators to protect against TB and other airborne contagious diseases
    • To be done by Campus Health or, if done elsewhere, student must send documentation to Campus Health.
  • Flu vaccines
    • To be done by Campus Health or, if done elsewhere, student must send documentation to Campus Health.
  • Universal precautions training
    • Online educational module.

Sanctions

Failure to comply with these requirements may affect enrollment status.


Additional Contacts

Subject Contact Phone Email
Assistant dean for medical student education Antwione Haywood, Ph.D. (317) 278-2891 haywooda@iu.edu
Deputy general counsel Joseph Scodro, J.D. ((317) 274-5277 jscordro@iu.edu

Forms

www.healthSV@iupui.edu


Related Information

  • Universal Precautions policy.
  • Accommodations for Exposure to Infectious Agents policy.

History

Replaces “Required Immunizations.”
Updated 1/24/2017 to reflect approval by Curriculum Council Steering Committee 1/17/2017.

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