Immunization requirements for ALL students are on the next page. All incoming students regardless of the program they are enrolling in must meet these requirements prior to first day of class. All current students must maintain an up-to-date
- MYSTAR IMMUNIZATION PROCESS:
You must document your immunizations through mystar and upload supporting proof of all immunization requirements. To submit your immunizations, you will need to log into your mystar account and select the immunizations link under the “Holds and
To Dos” sections. Once you list required dates and submit your records you will be asked to upload your immunization documentation. You will be able to upload multiple documents. The URL for the mystar login page is: https://mystar.utmb.edu/
Also note the following when uploading to mystar:
- You must submit a copy of the laboratory report on all titers and the report must have your name & DOB.
- Your uploaded documentation must be legible and in English.
- We recommend that students keep a personal copy of their immunizations and titers for future references.
(Note: MSN AND DNP students must upload to Castlebranch at http://login.castlebranch.com/login).
Any student missing any immunization requirement will have a hold on their mystar account and the hold will remain until all requirements are met. This hold will prevent student from registering for class and other required activities. In order not to
have a hold, all new incoming student must submit all required immunizations prior to start of school year (1-2 months prior) and all current students must maintain an up-to-date immunization record. If you do have a hold on your MYSTAR please complete the required immunization and upload to mystar. Student health receives all uploads 24 hour after the student has upload their information (weekend not included), the documents will be reviewed and updated by the SHC staff. SHC have
dedicated staff that reviews all immunization submissions daily. NOTE: The hold automatically comes of 24 hours after the review process is completed. If a student still
has a hold, it means they are still missing an immunization and they will need to contact student health by email @SHCemail@utmb.edu. Also email student health@
SHCemail@utmb.edu if you do not know what is causing your hold or which requirement you are missing.
- SCHEDULING APPOINTMENT FOR REQUIRED VACCINES OR TITERS:
If you are an incoming student or current student and needs immunizations or titers, schedule an appointment with Student Health and Counseling Services between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note that you must complete
option A above before you can schedule an appointment.
Appointments can be scheduled online at: https://www.utmb.edu/studenthealth/appointments/medical-counseling
An acceptable documentation of immunizations includes ONE of the following:
- Documentation of vaccines administered that includes the signature or stamp of the physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel.
- An official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority, such as a registry.
- A record received from school officials.
- All immunization record must have your name and date of birth.
If you have any questions regarding immunization requirements, please check https://www.utmb.edu/studenthealth/student-information/utmb-immunization-services/immunization-faqs.
For all other questions not covered above please email Student Health@
TYPE OF IMMUNIZATION
COVID-19 Vaccine -Highly recommended but not required.
1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine bivalent (You are up to date).
Johnson & Johnson: 1dose.
Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, administer the
second dose at least 3-8 weeks, after Dose 1.
FLU (Influenza)Vaccine- highly recommended but not required.
Annual requirement for all SON-BSN student.
One dose Annually.
Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis (TdaP)
One dose of TDAP (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and a booster dose every 10 years thereafter.
Two doses of measles or two MMR vaccines (separated by at least 28 days) after the first birthday OR a positive titer confirming immunity *
Two doses of mumps or MMR vaccine (separated by at least 28 days) after the first birthday OR a positive titer confirming immunity*
Rubella (German Measles)
One dose of rubella or MMR vaccine after the first birthday OR a positive titer confirming immunity*
***TB screening Test (QuantiFERON Blood Test)
SHP & SON-BSN STUDENTS: Needs annual TB screening as part of their clinical site requirements.
QuantiFERON blood test within the past 3 months, even for those who have received BCG vaccine as a child. A negative result is accepted and if positive will need a chest x-ray documenting
no active tuberculosis along with a TB Evaluation form.
Annual TB screening questionnaire
Annual Screening Questionnaire for all UTMB Student regardless of history of +/- Skin test /Qgold. All Student must complete one yearly.
Hepatitis B Series
Option a or b are required.
a. 2 doses Heplisav-B & a Positive antibody titer *
b. 3 doses of Enegerix-b & a Positive antibody titer *
One dose of meningitis vaccine if you will be younger than 22 prior to the beginning of classes. The vaccine must be administered within 5 years and at least 10 days prior to enrollment. (Students 22 and
older are NOT required to have meningitis immunization)
Two doses of varicella vaccine (second dose one month after first dose) OR a positive varicella titer confirming immunity.
* History of chickenpox disease is NOT accepted*
*ALL LAB REPORT MUST HAVE YOUR NAME & DOB. ALL LAB VALUES MUST HAVE REFERENCE RANGE*
**Important information regarding the Meningococcal Vaccine**
Texas law mandates that Texas universities and health science centers require all new and transfer students show proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis.
The law does not apply to new and transfers students who are 22 or older at the time of enrollment or who are enrolled only in distance learning classes.
*** TB SCREENING TEST INFORMATION***
- All new incoming students will go through initial TB screening with QuantiFERON gold blood test and not PPD skin test.
- All current students with negative TB result will no longer need annual testing unless there is new known exposure to TB or has traveled to TB prone areas. All students that travel to TB prone areas will need to do an additional Q-gold blood
- Per UTMB policy All students with positive QuantiFERON gold are required to be treated for Latent TB. Please follow up with Student Health or your PCP for the required treatment of LTBI.
For all Exemptions, please email Student Health at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on Texas minimum requirements for Student Enrolled in Healthcare coursework can be found here:
UTMB complies with the State of Texas Higher Education Mandatory Immunization Requirements and recommendations of the Texas Department of State Health Services Immunization Division and the CDC. Immunizations MUST be completed before a student may participate
in direct patient care.