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SUBMITTING IMMUNIZATION DOCUMENTATION:

UHS now has a secure web-portal called OpenCommunicator where students can submit their immunization records. Just go to the following link:

http://pnc-portal.uthsc.edu

Enter your net ID and password

Enter your date of birth

Click on Forms (at left)

Click on UTHSC Required Immunizations

Complete this form

Then submit copies of your official vaccine documentation to UHS so we can verify your records. You can mail, fax, or e-mail your records.


Particularly Important Note

All entering students must complete the steps above and submit their documentation to: 

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

University Health Services

910 Madison Avenue, Suite 922

Memphis, TN 38163

Phone: 901-448-5630     Fax: 901-448-7255

All immunizations must be up to date for enrollment at UTHSC, and proof of immunizations or immunity is required.

The Hepatitis B immunization series and positive titer are required of all students and you have one academic year to complete this requirement.  You can begin this series during your first semester of enrollment at University Health Services.  If you have completed the Hepatitis B series, you must provide proof of immunity by titer.

All UTHSC students are required to receive the tuberculin skin test annually.  Students without documented prior testing within 3 months will have a 2-step tuberculin skin test at new student registration.  Students who have been vaccinated with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) and do not provide documentation of a past, positive, tuberculin skin test, are required to have tuberculin screening to determine tuberculosis status.  Persons who test TB skin test positive or have previously tested positive are required to get TB screening through a blood test at UHS. If this test is reactive, the student will be referred to the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department. 

NOTE: TB skin tests do not need to be complete before admission.  TB skin tests will be given during registration.

If you have any questions or you need any help in getting your shots up to date, please call us at (901) 448-5630.

NOTE: University Health Services (UHS) can administer any or all of the required vaccinations.
Contact them directly, if you wish to ask questions regarding fees and/or request a vaccination.

UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES (UHS)
910 Madison Avenue, Suite 922

Memphis, TN 38163
(901) 448-5630

Fax (901) 448-7255

The UTHSC immunization requirements and how to satisfy them are presented below.

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Series

  • You must provide documentation showing you have had the two-shot MMR series, OR
  • You must provide documentation showing a positive titer.

NOTE: A "positive titer" provides verification that you have antibodies present in your system that indicate you (1) have had the disease or (2) have been vaccinated "successfully" against the disease. In either case, a positive titer indicates that you are unlikely to get the disease a second time.

Polio Series

  • You must provide documentation showing you have had the polio series (aka OPV),

Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis Shot

  • You must provide documentation showing you have had an adult TDAP(Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis Shot).

Hepatitis B Series

  • You must provide documentation showing you have had a three-vaccination Hepatitis B series (aka HBV or HepB), AND
  • You must provide documentation showing you have had a post-series positive titer.

Varicella Series

  • You must provide documentation showing you have had a two-vaccination Varicella series (aka Var or Chicken Pox), OR
  • You must provide documentation showing you have a positive (immune) titer.

Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test

  • TB Skin Test
    • You must provide documentation showing you have had a negative TB Skin Test within the last 3 months, OR
    • You will receive a two-step TB Skin Test at registration.
  • T-Spot Test
    • If you have ever had a positive TB Skin Test …consult with UHS.

Meningococcal Vaccine (Optional, except for Clinical Laboratory Science students)

  • If you are a Clinical Laboratory Science student, you must provide documentation showing you have had the Meningitis Vaccine.

NOTE: The Meningitis Vaccine is recommended for all students living in close quarters with a number of others, such as in on-campus student housing.

University Health Services (UHS) is responsible for determining whether or not the immunization documentation provided is adequate and complete.  UHS is available to administer any required immunizations and lab work for students at a discounted rate.

All supporting documentation must be submitted to University Health Services at the address below along with a completed copy of the Required Immunization Form. PDF icon

University Health Services

910 Madison Avenue, Suite 922

Memphis, TN  38163

(901) 448-5630

Fax (901) 448-7255

 

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910 Madison Ave. Suite 922
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-5630
Fax: 901-448-7255