Certification of Immunization

You will be approved to register only after you satisfy all immunization requirements. Immunization requirements for ALL students are on the next page. These requirements must be met by all incoming students regardless of the program they are enrolling in.

You must document your immunizations through myUTH and upload supporting proof of all immunization requirements. To submit your immunization you will need to log into myUTH and select the Immunizations links 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 myUTH login page is: https://my.uth.tmc.edu/psp/myuth/MYUTH/ENTP/h/?tab=UT_EP_NVT_SIGNON

Once you have entered and submitted all required information and it has been verified by our office we will release your immunization hold. We recommend that you submit this information immediately to avoid any delays in your registration process.

If you are a prospective or current student at UTHealth and need immunizations or titers, you are welcome to use Student Health Services – no appointment is required (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday). You can view our current vaccination prices on the student health website under the services available tab.


Acceptable documentation of immunizations includes one of the following

  • A completed immunization form that is signed by your health care provider.
  • 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.

Please note:

  • You must submit a copy of the laboratory report on alltiters.
  • Please submit your immunization record only when you have uploaded ALL of the required documents.
  • Your uploaded documentation must be legible.
  • We recommend that students keep a personal copy of their immunizations and titers for future needs.

If there are any questions regarding immunization requirements please contact Student Health Services at 713-500-5171.

Required Immunization
Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis (TdaP)

Minimum Requirement
One dose of tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis (Tdap) within the past 10 years. Td/DPT/Dtap does NOT satisfy this requirement.

Required Immunization
Measles (Rubeola)

Minimum Requirement
If you were born on or after January 1, 1957:

  • Documentation of 2 doses of measles vaccine administered on or after your first birthday and at least 30 days apart
  • OR documentation of 2 doses of MMR vaccine administered since January 1, 1968
  • OR a positive rubeola titer confirming immunity or evidence of prior infection.

Required Immunization
Mumps

Minimum Requirement
If you were born on or after January 1, 1957:

  • Documentation of 1 dose of mumps vaccine administered on or after your first birthday
  • OR documentation of 1 dose of MMR vaccine
  • OR a positive mumps titer confirming immunity or evidence of prior infection.

Required Immunization
German Measles (Rubella)

Minimum Requirement
If you were born on or after January 1, 1957:

  • Documentation of 1 dose of rubella vaccine administered on or after your first birthday
  • OR documentation of 1 dose of MMR vaccine
  • OR a positive rubella titer confirming immunity or evidence of prior infection.

Required Immunization
Quantiferon/T-Spot blood test

Minimum Requirement
Documentation consisting of an Interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) blood test with either T-spot or Quantiferon-Gold. If the IGRA test is positive, a chest x-ray documenting no active tuberculosis must be submitted.

Required Immunization
Hepatitis B Series

Minimum Requirement

  • Documentation of 3-dose series (second dose one month after the first and third dose six months after first dose)
  • OR lab report of positive hepatitis surface antibody titer. Must be vaccinated to most current status possible prior to registering for classes.

Required Immunization
**Meningococcal (Meningitis)

Minimum Requirement
Documentation of 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)

Required Immunization
Varicella (Chickenpox)

Minimum Requirement

  • Documentation of a two-dose varicella series (second dose one month after first dose)
  • OR a positive varicella titer confirming immunity.

Recommended Immunization
COVID 19 Vaccines

Minimum Requirement
Covid-19 Vaccines, recommended but not required by the University. However, not having the Covid-19 vaccine may result in delays in clinical rotations since they are required by several of the clinical affiliated hospitals.

**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.

Exceptions permitted by law are for:

  1. Students who can provide proof that a health care provider has determined that it would be a health risk for the student to have the vaccine; or
  2. Students who use the Exemption Form issued by the Texas Department of StateHealth

Obtaining the required form from the Texas Department of Health Services to establish an exemption for reasons of conscience is a time-intensive process that usually takes about a month. If you are anticipating using this exemption then you will need to start this process early. This form can be requested at: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm#exclusions .


Location

UT Professional Building
6410 Fannin St. Suite 130
Houston, TX 77030

Appointments: 713-500-5171
Fax: 713-500-0605

Hours: M-F 8:30 – 5:00 PM (Appointments preferred)

Acute illness walk-ins can be seen from 9-11 AM and 1-3 PM

After Hours Help

For non-life threatening emergencies please contact our after-hours nurse triage line at 713-500-5171.

For Psychiatry on call please call 713-500-5173.

Emergency Crisis Hotline

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Crisis Line for student and someone needs help call 713-500-4688 (available 24 hours a day).

Local Mental Health Authority

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD 24-hour Crisis Line: 713-970-7000, press 1
https://www.theharriscenter.org/