Medical and Pharmacy students enrolled at the University of Arizona are required to have expanded immunizations completed prior to course registration, and throughout the educational career. A student account hold that prevents course registration exists until all requirements are met; therefore, failure to meet these requirements will jeopardize the ability to matriculate and/or continue coursework throught your career. Compliance with expanded immunizations is strictly the student's repsonisiblity.
The expanded immunization requirements are listed below and also listed in a Health Screening form that can be provided to your provider as guidance.
- 2 MMR or titer proving immunity
- 3 Hep B immunizations AND
- Hep B surface antibody quantitative titer
- Current TB test or Quantiferon lab (annual requirement)*
- 4 standard values plus + PPD Questionnaire**
- TDAP, with TD booster given at/after 10 years
- 2 Varicella shots or titer proving immunity
- Current influenza immunization (annual requirement)
* You may be advised to make an appointment with a COM/COP designated medical provider if you have a positive TB test history.
**These values are entered into your Immunization page as follows, and are valid for 365 days from the date administered or drawn. Please calendar your reminder to do this each year to avoid a hold in UAccess:
TST - TB Negative Reading
TST - TB Positive Reading
TST - QFT Negative Serology (Quantiferon TB Gold)
TST - QFT Positive Serology (Quantiferon TB Gold)
+PPD Questionnaire Completed (these are reviewed by staff providers or ASU Health Service affililiates)
Lab reports are required for any lab work conducted (outside of Campus Health) to determine immunity of the expanded immunization requirements listed above.
You are recommended to schedule an appointment with your provider upon admission offer to the program(s) listed above to review your current immunization history and to begin and/or update records to meet compliance with the expanded immunization requirements.
If you are not immune to Hep B, please be aware that the repeat immunization process can take up to 6 months. After the second step, you will be considered compliant for registration purposes. Further details for the repeat series schedule and other requirements are found on the Health Screening form. Documents including, but not limited to lab reports, immunization records and other documents received from your provider must be uploaded to your Patient Link. You will need your UA NetID and Password.
To process your records, please upload the file 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 annual requirements, click on Immunization Upload. Add immunization record, then Save.
After review of your documentation, a Medical Records staff will update your chart's Immunization page. It is your responsibility to check this status often and throughout your educational career. Your file remains active and will be audited for compliance of annual requirements and at any time that 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 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 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 at the 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.