Immunization Policy

All students must submit an immunization record as a part of the matriculation process. Upon submission of an application for admission, an Immunization Hold is placed in the applicant's record. This hold will prevent registration until the Student Immunization Record is completed and submitted. Most of the required immunizations are equivalent to those required by other institutions of higher education and are reviewed annually with CDC guidelines. Failure to complete immunizations in a timely manner may result in disciplinary measures.

See Texas Administration Code 25.1.97(B), Rule 97.61

Required Form: Immunization Record


 

Immunization  Requirements

 

Category 1

All Students, All Foreign Born Faculty, Staff and Visitors*

Category 2

Clinic  Staff and Faculty, Clinical Support Staff, Researchers/Lab  Staff, Environmental  Services, Facilities Services, U.S. Born Visitors in Clinics*

Category 3

Non- Clinical Staff, Faculty,  Administrators, and Visitors*

Hepatitis B

X

X

N/A

Influenza

X

X

X

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella

V/T

SR

SR

Varicella

(Students - T) (FB - V/T)

SR

SR

Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis

X

X

SR

Tuberculosis  Screening

X

X

X

  Bacterial Meningitis

  X

 

 

Key:  X = Required; SR = Strongly Recommended; FB = Foreign Born; NR = Not Required; T = Titer; V/T = Vaccination or Titer; N/A = Not Applicable

Hepatitis B

3-dose series.  Obtain anti-HBs serologic testing 1–2 months after dose #3.

Influenza

Seasonal influenza immunization annually.

MMR-  Measles/Mumps/Rubella

2 doses of MMR if no proof of serologic immunity or prior immunization.

Varicella—Chicken  Pox

2 doses of varicella vaccine if no proof of serologic immunity or prior immunization.

Tetanus,diphtheria,  pertussis

1-time dose of Tdap to all HCP younger than age 65. Td booster dose every 10 years.

TB testing

T-spot or Quantiferon Gold Blood testing is required.  

only in the event of an exposure to TB.

Bacterial Meningitis

Proof that immunization against bacterial meningitis was administered within the five-year period immediately preceding – and at least (10) days prior to – the first semester enrolled or re-enrolled at the HSC.

 

 

 

Category 2 examples include the following: Cashiers, Medical Records

Category 3 examples include the following: Media, Finance Office, Facilities Administration

*Applies to Visitors on campus more than 5 days

Reference:   www.cdc.org

Reference:  Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part I, Chapter 97, Subchapter B (Immunization requirements in Texas Elementary and Secondary Schools and Institutions of Higher Education)