Medical and Pharmacy students enrolled at the University of Arizona are required to have their expanded immunizations completed prior to course registration, and throughout their educational career. A student account hold that prevents course registration is in place upon admission and exists until all requirements are met. Therefore, failure to meet these requirements will jeopardize your ability to matriculate and/or continue coursework throughout your career. Compliance with expanded immunizations is strictly the student's responsibility.
The expanded immunization requirements are listed below and follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines. The requirements are also listed on the Health Screening form which can be given to your provider as guide to meeting the immunization requirements for your college.
- 2 Measles, 2 Mumps, and 1 Rubella (MMR) vaccination OR a positive serology proving immunity
- 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations
- Hepatitis B surface antibody quantitative titer (This is in addition to the 3 Hep B vaccinations)
- 2 step TB skin test OR 1 Quantiferon TB Gold lab (The Quantiferon is preferred)
- A 2 step TB skin test is only required for newly admitted students (or the student may opt for the Quantiferon test)
- 1 documented Tdap, with a Td booster given at/after 10 years
- 2 Varicella vaccinations OR a positive serology proving immunity
- Current influenza immunization as required by your college
*Your TB clearance is an annual requirement. The PPD or Quantiferon TB Gold tests are valid for 365 days from the date administered or drawn. Please calendar yourself a reminder to resubmit this requirement each year to avoid receiving a hold in UAccess.
*Copies of the lab reports are required for all titers drawn outside of Campus Health.
If you have a history of a positive Quantiferon or positive TB test then you must complete and submit the Campus Health Positive TB Questionnaire. Upon submission of the questionnaire you may be advised to schedule an appointment with a COM/COP designated medical provider to be clinically cleared for the TB requirement.
It is highly recommended that you schedule an appointment with your provider upon receiving your admission offer to your college. Your provider should review your immunization history and begin to update your immunizations to meet compliance with your expanded immunization requirements.
The Hep B requirement can cause delays in you registration if you do not start the process early. If your Hep B Surface Antibody titer returns as not immune to Hep B, you will have to repeat some or all of the Hep B vaccinations which can take up to 6 months to complete. Therefore, you should obtain your Hep B Surface Antibody titer as soon as possible so you can be considered compliant at orientation and for course registration.
Further details on repeating the Hep B vaccination series and other requirements can be found on the Health Screening form. Immunization documentation including, but not limited to lab reports, immunization records and other documents received from your provider must be uploaded to your Patient Link for review. You will need your UA NetID and Password to access Patient Link.
To process your records, please upload the documents to your Patient Link.
For the new student, go to Forms then click on Immunization History. You will complete the dates of the immunizations, then click on Add immunization record. This is a one time data entry. Upload additional records to the Immunization Upload.
For the continuing student who is submitting an annual requirement, click on Immunization Upload. Add your immunization record, then Save.
After review of your documentation, a Medical Records staff will update your PatientLink Immunization page. It is your responsibility to check your immunization status often and throughout your educational career to avoid having immunization holds placed on your account. Your immunizations will be audited for compliance and at any time you are found to be non-compliant, a hold preventing registration will be placed on your UAccess account until updated documentation is received (via Patient Link). Unmet requirements are listed in red under Disease Compliance. To view your Patient Link you will need your UA NetID and password.
APPOINTMENTS and LOCATIONS
There are walk in hours for Immunizations and TB/Quantiferon testing. We do recommend that you call ahead to verify Nurse availability first: 520-621-9202.
For the continuing student (not 1st term), you may call the Immunization Office at 520-621-2292 and request your annual Quantiferon lab order. Before proceeding to the lab on the 2nd floor you will need to provide updated insurance information to the receptionist at the General Medicine clinic check in desk.
Students preparing to go on away rotations and have a drug test requirement may also call ahead for the lab order. Please note, it is the student's responsibility to know the type of drug test they need. Unless otherwise stated the 10 panel drug test will be ordered.
While not the only option, the following university clinics are available for medical and pharmacy students. You should consult with your health insurance to identify additional options, if applicable, or visit your local health department.
Tucson campus Medical and Pharmacy Students: Routine vaccinations are administered as a walk-in service during regular hours at the Campus Health Service clinic. To be sure the Immunization Nurse is available or if you have questions, pelase call 520-621-9202. The Pima County Department of Public Health may offer adult immunizations. You can call 520-724-7770 for more information.
Phoenix campus Medical and Pharmacy Students: Routine vaccinations are administered by appointment at the Downtown Arizona State University College of Nursing and Innovation clinic. To schedule an appointment, call 602-496-0721. The Maricopa County Department of Public Health offers immunization vaccinations for uninsured or underinsured adults. You can call 602-839-2289 for locations and hours. Be sure to upload the record from ASU or other provider to our website.
Please be sure to present your student ID, Aetna Student Health Insurance or other insurance card.