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MANDATORY IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE

UT College of Pharmacy students must comply, at a minimum, with immunizations mandated by Title 25 of the Texas Administrative Code, Rule §97.64 related to students in health professions programs.  Requirements over and above these rules are mandated by affiliated healthcare institutions at which students have direct patient contact during practicum.

Failure to comply with the immunization schedule as outlined below may result in rescindment of an offer of admission or a delay in progression and subsequent graduation. Individuals with questions or concerns about their ability to meet these standards should contact The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs.

Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)
One of the following is required: 2 vaccines OR a positive antibody titer (lab report required). If any titer is negative or equivocal new alerts will be created for you to repeat the series and titer. Series in process will not be accepted.
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Submit documentation of a Positive antibody titer (lab report required). If the titer is negative or equivocal, new alerts will be created for you to receive a repeat series and provide a 2nd titer. Series in process will not be accepted.
Hepatitis B
One of the following is required: 3 vaccines AND a positive antibody titer (lab report required) OR any declination signed by a health care provider. If your titer is negative or equivocal new alerts will be created for you to repeat the series and titer. If the series is in process, submit where you are in the series and new alerts will be created to complete the series and titer.
Influenza
Submit documentation of a current flu shot. Documentation must contain the LOT # of the vaccine. A declination will be acceptable, must be signed by a health care provider. Renewal date will be set for October 15 of the following flu season.
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap)
Submit documentation of a Tdap booster administered within the past 10 years. The renewal date will be set for 10 years from the administered date.
TB Skin Test
One of the following is required:
  • Two consecutive annual single step tests. Second text must be administered within the past 12 months; OR
  • 2 step skin test (1-3 weeks apart) PLUS all subsequent annual testing. The most recent test must be within the past 12 months; OR
  • Negative Quantiferon Gold Blood test (lab report required); OR
  • Negative T-Spot Test (lab report required) Renewal date will be set for 1 year. Upon renewal one of the following is required: 1 step test OR negative Quantiferon Gold Blood Test (lab report required) OR Negative T-Spot Test (lab report required) If positive results for any of the above, submit a clear chest x-ray (lab report required) at matriculation or within the last 12 months. Additionally, submit a TB questionnaire at matriculation, and again in the spring semester of the P3 year.

 

It is the sole responsibility of the student to keep and maintain personal immunization records.

If you have questions regarding this schedule, contact the College of Pharmacy Student Affairs Office at (512) 471-1737.  Please note that this schedule may change at any time.  Incoming and current students will be notified of changes as they occur.           
Texas Admin. Code, Title 25, §97.68                                                             

Texas Admin. Code, Title 25, §97.65


Last Reviewed: May 14, 2015

College Information

Mailing Address:
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA
78712-1113

Email Address: pharmacy
@austin.utexas.edu

Phone:
1-512-471-1737

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