All Creighton University students are required to comply with the University’s Immunization requirements.  Failure to meet these requirements will result in denial of registration privileges and exclusion from clinical activities. Immunization requirements follow CDC guidelines and are reviewed annually.

ALL STUDENTS attending classes on Campus for 2 weeks or more:

Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR) 
2  doses MMR vaccine given after the 1st birthday and at least 30 days apart are required of all students born after 1957
   OR
Positive blood tests showing immunity for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. (History of illness does NOT meet the requirement)

ALL STUDENTS LIVING ON CAMPUS for 2 weeks or more:

Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR)  (See Above under ALL STUDENTS)

Meningitis Vaccine
1 dose Meningitis vaccine given after 16 years of age. Applies to ages 21 and under.

Tdap Vaccine
1 dose Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)

Varicella (Chicken Pox) Verification of chickenpox disease
OR 
2 doses Varicella vaccine

International Students:

Must meet requirements for ALL STUDENTS (see above).
If living on campus, must also meet requirements for ALL STUDENTS LIVING ON CAMPUS.

Tuberculosis Screening
Tuberculosis Screening will be done upon arrival to campus unless documentation is provided of a negative PPD skin test done within the past 12 months. *PPD skin test required regardless of prior BCG vaccine.  Student with a history of a positive PPD:  Chest X-ray done within the past 12 months in the United States OR QuantiFERON Gold testing

Health Science Students enrolled in Dental, EMS, Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions:

Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR)
2  doses MMR vaccine given after the 1st birthday and at least 30 days apart are required of all students, regardless of age
   OR
Positive blood tests showing immunity for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. (History of illness does NOT meet the requirement)

DPT/Td/Tdap Vaccine
3 dose series.  1 dose must be a Tdap vaccine given after licensure in 2005.

Polio
3-dose series OR A positive blood test proving immunity.

Hepatitis B
3-dose series AND a positive blood test showing immunity (Hepatitis B surface antibody test).  A positive blood test alone meets the requirement.

Varicella (Chicken Pox)
2 doses Varicella vaccine or positive blood test showing immunity for Varicella.  (History of illness does NOT meet requirement for Health Science Students.)

Tuberculosis Screening

  • Initial 2-step screening. 
    2 separate PPD skin tests given and read at least 1 week apart.  2 tests in a 12 month period also acceptable.
  • Annual PPD screening
  • Students with a history of a positive skin test: Chest x-ray done in U.S. in the past 12 months
  • Annual Provider Review/QuantiFERON Gold

Annual Influenza Vaccine 
This is due before December 1 each year.

Meningitis Vaccine (IF LIVING ON CAMPUS)
1 dose Meningitis vaccine given after 16 years of age.  Applies to ages 21 and under.

Additional vaccine information can be found at www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/vis