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KUMC Immunization Requirements for Research/Leadership Students (Category C)

Policy
Purpose: 

To outline specific immunization requirements for Research/Leadership students.

This policy will impact the health and safety concerns for students and maintain patient safety.

Applies to: 

Students on KUMC Campus only.

Campus: 
Medical Center, Kansas City
Policy Statement: 

The following vaccinations are required:

  • One adult dose of TDap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) is required.  Td (Tetanus/Diphtheria ) is required every 10 years after adult TDap dose.
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella):  Series of two vaccines.  If vaccination record is unavailable, positive titers are acceptable.
  • Varicella:  Series of two vaccines, or childhood disease.  If vaccination record or history is unavailable, a positive titer is acceptable.
  • Hepatitis B:  Series of three vaccines.  If vaccination record is unavailable, a positive titer is acceptable.
  • Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD)
    • Two step testing is required for all new students.  This involves two separate PPD tests administered and interpreted within the past 12 months.  The most recent PPD should be within the last 3 months.  Alternatively, a Quantiferon or T-Spot blood test within the last 3 months is acceptable.  TB screening is required annually thereafter and may be done on line through the Student Health website.
  • Seasonal flu shot is required annually while enrolled and is available through Student Health during the fall semester while supplies last. Flu shots received outside Student Health will require documentation.  The annual flu shot is a KUMC requirement.  Please refer to the KUMC Student Flu Vaccination Policy.
Consequences: 

Students who fail to comply with immunization requirements may not be able to enroll for the upcoming term and they will not be able to participate in their clinical rotations.

Contact: 

Stephanie Jernigan
KUMC Student Health Services Director
Student Center 1012
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-1941

Approved by: 
Vice Chancellor of Student Services - Dr. Vince Loffredo
Approved on: 
Monday, August 1, 2005
Effective on: 
Monday, August 1, 2005
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Background: 

The policies are based on CDC guidelines and/or collaborating institutional requirements to address healthcare and occupational safety.

Keywords: 
KU, Medical Center, Immunizations, Requirements, Research, Leadership, Students
Review, Approval & Change History: 

11/7/16: Changed "One adult dose of TDap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) is required (received at 19 years of age or older).  Td (Tetanus/Diphtheria ) is required every 10 years after adult TDap dose.” to "One adult dose of TDap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) is required.  Td (Tetanus/Diphtheria ) is required every 10 years after adult TDap dose." 

09/27/16: Changed "Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis):  Vaccine must be current (within the past 10 years). Td is not acceptable” to "One adult dose of TDap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) is required (received at 19 years of age or older).  Td (Tetanus/Diphtheria ) is required every 10 years after adult TDap dose." 

05/06/2016: Removed Date Last Reviewed

07/23/2015 Published online to policy library

08-2005, 06-2011, 03-25-2015

Operational Categories: 
Health & Safety
Student Life Categories: 
Health & Wellness

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