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MD Program Immunization Requirements

Medical School Admissions


The University of Colorado School of Medicine utilizes MyRecord Tracker for the maintenace of student immunization records. Students receive an email that directs them to upload their immunizations, the service reviews and approves immunizations for completeness. The school is sent a report of student compliance.

 

MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA (MMR): 

Documentation of 2 shots or serologies is required.  Measles, mumps and rubella require individual titers.  List either the two dates of the MMRs received or the individual titer dates and results.  The first MMR must have been received on or after your first birthday and there must be at least 28 days between the first and second MMR.  If received prior to your first birthday or there is less than 28 days between the two MMRs received,  you are required to have another MMR or show proof of positive titers. 

 

HEPATITIS B:

If you are in the process of receiving your Hep B immunizations for the first time, you are required to have the three-shot series and also provide the date and result of a positive HBSAB titer 1-2 months after the third dose. If the 3-dose series is needed, then the doses should be in a 0, 1, 6 month interval and then a titer done 1-2 months after the last dose.  If immunity is not present, then another 3-dose series must be done followed by another titer.  If after 6 doses no immunity is present, then the student is considered a “non-responder” and no further testing or immunization is required.

 

POLIO:

List the dates of the four-shot childhood series.ist the dates of the four-shot childhood series.  Adults, who had 1 or 2 IPV doses and no documentation of childhood series, will need to complete a total of 3 doses.  Therefore, if they had 2, they would need an additional 1 adult catch-up dose.  International Students are required to get the 3 dose series.

 

VARICELLA:

Please list the date (year) you had varicella (chicken pox), or the titer date and result or dates vaccine received.  A negative titer requires two vaccines placed one month apart.   
 

TETANUS

Primary vaccination, a tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) is required for all healthcare workers. rimary vaccination, a tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) is required for all healthcare workers.  

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:  three documented doses of TD are required.  Primary vaccination of previously unvaccinated adults consists of three doses of adult tetanus-diphtheria toxoid (Td): 4-6 weeks should separate the first and second dose; the third dose should be administered 6-12 months after the second.  Tdap is also required as the final dose or within 5 years of entry.

 

TUBERCULIN SKIN TEST (Required Mantoux PPD): 

If you have never had a PPD, or if it has been over a year since your last PPD, then you are required to have the two-step method of testing done.  The two-step requires placement of 2 separate PPD skin tests 7 to 14 days apart.  If it has been less than a year since your last PPD, then only 1 is required. All skin tests need to be read within 48 -72 hours or another test must be done.  Please list the dates and results for all PPD’s received.  Instead of a PPD it is acceptable to annually provide negative QuantiFERON gold blood test results.  Your most recent PPD can be no more than 9 months old.

If the PPD is positive (10mm and above) a chest x-ray is required, including the x-ray date along with a copy of the physician’s report  to x-ray older  than one year will be accepted as long as you have completed the full INH treatment and have been symptom free for one year. If you did not complete the full treatment or you may annually provide negative QuantiFERON gold blood test results.

Note: for international students who have received the Bacille Calmette-Guerin Vaccine (BCG), even though your PPD will likely test positive regardless of any exposure, this procedure is still required since the vaccine is not resistant to all strains of TB.

 

Influenza

Each Influenza season students are required to provide proof of immunization to the office of student affairs no later than November 1st.