Doctor of Pharmacy Immunization Requirements
Prior to starting the Professional Program the following immunizations need to be completed (the Hepatitis B needs to be completed by the end of the first professional semester).
|Tetanus||One booster||Every 10 years|
|Perstussis||One booster||Once||Pertussis booster can be given with the tetanus booster.
If tetanus booster was more than 2 years and pertussis
was more than five years ago, obtain a one time
combined tetanus-pertussis booster.
|Hepatitis B||Three doses @ 0, 1-2,
|Once||Must be completed by the end of the first semester.|
|MMR||Two doses after 12 mos. of age
given 1 month apart if after 1970
|Once||If after 1957, another dose of MMR required.
Before 1957 is considered immune.
|PPD (Tb) skin test||One||Annually||If PPD is positive, then a copy of most recent chest
x-ray is required. If BCG was used, bring in documentation.
|Varicella (Chicken pox)||Two doses||Once||Immunity must be proved by providing age
when you had the disease, or documentation
of a positive antibody test.
|Influenza*||One||Annually||Recommended all for clerkships in an institutional setting.|