Other Considerations

Tuberculosis (TB) Test

  • School recommendations vary; check with your school.
  • May be required if you have travelled abroad or will be volunteering in your school’s community. It may also be required if you have a health or clinical major.

Influenza (Flu)

  • You need influenza vaccine each year to be protected against flu.
  • In the US, influenza vaccine typically becomes available in September-October each year.
  • For best protection, you should receive the vaccine as soon as it becomes available in your area.
  • Your school may have an influenza vaccine campaign to help remind you of the need for vaccine and may provide the vaccine on campus. Keep an eye out in the fall for possible flu vaccine clinics on your campus.

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Tetanus

  • You may need a booster dose of tetanus vaccine (usually given as Tdap—tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine—or Td—tetanus, diphtheria) after an injury involving a cut, scrape, or animal bite. The healthcare professional who treats you will review your immunization record to decide whether you will need a booster dose.

Mumps

  • An additional dose of mumps vaccine may be needed if there is an outbreak of mumps on your campus. Your school may provide additional information if this happens.

 

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