Student Health Records and Immunizations
Mandatory Student Health Records
physical examination, immunization history, and personal health history are
required for admission to the School of Medicine and must be received by
Employee Health Services prior to matriculation.
North Carolina State
Law HB 882, effective July 1, 1986, requires that specific immunizations be
documented within thirty (30) days following enrollment. All immunization
obligations must be fulfilled before matriculation. Failure to comply will
result in suspension until immunization or documentation is complete.
School of Medicine’s requirements exceed the state laws because it follows the
guidelines provided by the Immunizations Practices Advisory Committee of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, for persons working in health related occupations [HHS Publication
No. (CDC) 84-8017].
Diphtheria/Pertussis/Tetanus - Tdap is now preferred
(TD or Td or Tdap) within past 10 years
- Two doses
live attenuated vaccine or two MMRs given after 12 months of age and at
least one month apart, or
evidence of immunity (rubeola titer)
- Two doses
live attenuated mumps vaccine or two MMRs after 12 months of age, or
evidence of immunity (mumps titer)
Rubella (German Measles)
- One dose
live attenuated rubella vaccine or one MMR after 12 months of age, or
evidence of immunity (rubella titer)
Chickenpox (Varicella zoster) titer
evidence of immunity to Varicella.
- History of
disease will not be accepted.
vaccines will be required for negative titer results as per recommendations
(currently two doses).
- The series
of three shots are required for medical and PA students. All or part of
the series may be received outside of Wake Forest School of Medicine, but
documentation must be given to Employee Health. A blood titer determining
immunity is also required after the series is finished. Students will be
billed for the vaccine and post-vaccine titer through the cashier’s office
if completed in Employee Health after matriculation.
are required to receive the influenza vaccine annually.
- A TST is
required within 12 months and 60 days prior to the matriculation date.
Tine tests are NOT acceptable.
- A TST is
not required if documentation of a positive TST is provided and includes
millimeter measurement (m). When a prior TB test has been positive, you
must provide a copy of your chest x-ray report made within the 12 months
prior to the matriculation date and documentation of any treatment
Blood-borne Pathogens Prophylaxis
In keeping with
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, all students
must annually document attendance at a training session devoted to the
avoidance of biological hazards. This instruction will take the form of
mandatory lectures emphasizing the control of blood-borne pathogens.
for care and treatment after accidental exposure to a biological hazard are
available from Employee Health who should be contacted at 336-716-4801
immediately upon a needle stick or other work-related hazardous occurrence.
After 4:30 pm and on weekends and holidays, students should call 336-716-4801
and follow the prompts.
Student & Program Payment Responsibility
Responsibility for Payment||Program
Responsibility for Payment||Special
- Immunizations required at matriculation
- Immunizations required at elective away
- Annual required institutional immunizations
- Required screenings for clinical workers (ex.
- Required immunizations for a required
clinical experience (ex. If Novant requires something beyond the WFBH
requirements …this includes required drug screening panels)
- Medical Education Administration will coordinate among programs and
EHS for process – Examples include: institution recommendation for Tdap,
|Billed to individual Student Financials Accounts (sent to Angie
Adams in AP)||Billed to programs (CRNA, MD, Grad, PA)|| |