Immunizations

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Immunizations and Tests

The following are offered at the Student Health Center:

  • Administer allergy injections
  • Influenza (flu) vaccine
  • Gardasil (men and women ages 9-26)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis vaccine (Menactra)—Vaccine Requirement Form (pdf)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) skin test
  • T-Spot TB test
  • Tetanus Tdap and TDs
  • Varicella (chicken pox)

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Meningitis Vaccine

State law requires that all Texas college students who are under the age of 22 must receive a vaccination or booster against bacterial meningitis. The vaccine is required for students of public and private colleges, living both on and off campus.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Mandatory Tuberculosis Screening

Tuberculosis (TB) screening is required for all persons born outside the United States, regardless of the status of their application.

  • Screening for TB must be administered, regardless of prior BCG vaccination, no more than six months prior to the first day of class.
  • The only acceptable TB screening option for international students registering for classes is the Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test (T-Spot).
  • The T-Spot test must be administered and interpreted in the United States by a licensed medical provider.
  • International students who do not complete a TB screening or who do not submit the appropriate documentation will not be allowed to register for classes.
  • Please bring a picture ID: passport, driver's license or state ID.
  • Being granted the resident tuition rate does not exempt an international student from this requirement.

T-Spot Test from the Student Health Center

The T-Spot test is available on-campus through the Student Health Center for $65. This fee will be applied to your student account. You will pay the fee when you pay other charges you may owe the University after you register for classes.

The T-Spot test will be administered by the Student Health Center on the dates below. Register online for one of the available dates. Only 350 T-Spot tests will be done per clinic date.

If you have questions, please call the Student Health Center at 972-883-2747.

Date & Time Check-in Location
Spring 2017 TBD
VCB Atrium (Activity Center)

Before the Test

  • Complete the TB Screening document (pdf) prior to arriving at the T-Spot clinic.
  • Be sure you eat before you are tested.
  • Make sure you are hydrated; drink lots of water on the day of your test.
  • Let the medical provider know if you are allergic to latex.
NOTE

T-Spot test results will not be available until at least four business days after the test is administered, so International students should have the test done as early as possible before they plan to register for classes.

Test Results

If you test negative for TB, the hold on your student account will be removed within four business days of the date you were tested so that you will be able to register for classes.

If you test positive for TB, the Student Health Center will contact you by phone and refer you to an off-campus organization for a chest X-ray at your own expense. You will not be able to register for classes unless the result of the chest X-ray is negative for active TB and the result is returned to the Student Health Center.

T-Spot Test from an Off-Campus Provider

You may also choose to have your T-Spot test administered by an off-campus licensed medical provider and submit the appropriate documentation to the Student Health Center. Call ahead to be sure the clinic offers the required T-Spot test. Costs may vary by provider. See off-campus locations that offer Quantiferon Gold TV Screening (pdf).

The Student Health Center accepts paper copies, faxes, scanned or emailed TB screening results. Have your physician complete the Tuberculosis Screening Documentation Form (pdf) and do not alter or change the form in any way. Students who submit false or fraudulent information will be subject to disciplinary action.

If the T-Spot test is administered and interpreted by an off-campus medical provider, documentation must be submitted to the Student Health Center before you will be allowed to register for classes.

All documentation must be submitted in English and signed by a licensed medical provider.

NOTE

It may take several days for your medical provider to receive the results of your test. Be sure to schedule the test well before the date you plan to register for classes.

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