Required Immunizations

IUSM MD students are required to complete Immunization and Contagious Disease Requirements. Some need to be completed by matriculation. Some need to be completed annually. These requirements are based on CDC recommendations and requirements of the major IUSM-affiliated teaching hospitals. Campus Health will track compliance with these items (except for Universal Precautions Training) and will provide UME with periodic compliance reports.

Requirements Prior to Matriculation (i.e. incoming students)

  1. Student Health Evaluation/Exam
    • completed by physician/NP/PA
    • can be done by students PCP, other provider or Campus Health
    • documentation to be sent to Campus Health
  2. Hepatitis B Vaccine
    • 3 vaccines or immune HepBsAb titer
    • documentation needs to be sent to Campus Health
  3. Measles/Mumps/Rubella Vaccine
    • 2 vaccines or immune antibody titers for all three diseases
    • documentation needs to be sent to Campus Health
  4. Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis)
    • 1 vaccine
    • documentation needs to be sent to Campus Health
  5. Varicella (chickenpox)
    • 2 vaccines or immune antibody titer
    • documentation needs to be sent to Campus Health
  6. TB Surveillance
    • 2 step TB skin test (TST), interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) blood test or negative TB symptom questionnaire and chest x-ray (if + history of latent TB)
    • documentation needs to be sent to Campus Health
  7. Universal Precautions Training
    • 8 minute Powerpoint with voiceover prepared by Dr. Wintermeyer
    • not tracked by Campus Health

Annual Requirements for All Students

  1. TB Surveillance (deadline: 8/31/2016)
    • TB skin test (TST), interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) blood test or negative TB symptom questionnaire (if + history of latent TB)
    • testing done on or after 5/1/16 is considered valid through 6/30/17
    • to be done by Campus Health, of if done elsewhere, student must send documentation to Campus Health
    • first year students should have met this requirement by first day of classes (8/8/2016)
  2. Fit Testing (deadline: 8/31/2016)
    • for N95 respirators to protect against TB and other airborne contagious diseases
    • to be done by Campus Health, of if done elsewhere, student must send documentation to Campus Health
    • testing done on or after 5/1/16 is considered valid through 6/30/17
  3. Flu Vaccines (deadline: 11/10/2016)
    • to be done by Campus Health, of if done elsewhere, student must send documentation to Campus Health
    • flu vaccine must have been received after 7/1/2016 to meet this requirement
  4. Universal Precautions Training
    • 8 minute Powerpoint with voiceover prepared by Dr. Wintermeyer
    • not tracked by Campus Health
    • first year students should have met this requirement by first day of classes (8/8/2016)
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