Immunization Requirements

In accordance with State law, the following immunizations are required for all students enrolled in health related courses which will involve direct patient contact in medical or dental care facilities or who come in contact with human or animal biological fluids or tissue.* Students for whom these immunizations are not required are strongly urged to obtain these immunizations for their own protection.

Measles: proof of two doses of measles vaccine administered on or after the first birthday and at least 30 days apart or proof of immunity.

Mumps: proof of one dose of mumps vaccine administered on or after the first birthday or proof of immunity.

Rubella: proof of one dose administered on or after the first birthday or proof of immunity.

Tetanus/diphtheria: proof of one "booster" dose of tetanus/diphtheria (within 10 years).

Hepatitis B virus (HBV): proof of serologic immunity to HBV or certification of immunization with a complete series of Hepatitis B vaccine. Students will be required to present a letter or other suitable written certification.

* Note: Certain exemptions are allowed from the immunization requirement; students should contact the Office of Student Services for information.

Students enrolled at University of Texas institutions will assume the full cost of the immunizations.

Students may obtain information regarding the consequences of not being current on immunization for certain diseases; the age groups most vulnerable to these vaccine preventable diseases; and local providers of immunization services from the Office of Student Services.