Immunizations and Academic Eligibility

Creighton University policy requires that all students born on or after January 1, 1957 provide documentation of two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine prior to enrollment.  The first dose should be administered after the first birthday and the second at least one month after the first dose.  Positive blood tests showing immunity for measles, mumps, and rubella are acceptable.

Dental students and other health science students are required to be in compliance with the following list of additional requirements.  Current CDC standards are used to determine this compliance.

  • Hepatitis B:  documentation of vaccine series (three dates) and a positive antibody titer is required
  • Tuberculosis:  an initial screening with two separate PPD tests followed by annual screening
  • Varicella:  immunity as determined by a positive antibody titer or a series of two doses of the vaccine
  • Diphtheria/Pertussis/Tetanus:  documentation of three dose vaccine series and one dose of Tdap
  • Polio:  documentation of three dose vaccine series or a positive blood test demonstrating immunity to polio
  • Influenza:  annual influenza vaccine
  • Covid 19: frequency to be determined

Data maintained by the Department of Student Health Services will be forwarded to the Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Affairs who will make a determination of compliance with this policy.  Students found to be non-compliant with this policy will be advised of such by the Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Affairs and will be given a specified amount of time to correct the problem.  Failure to do so within this time frame will result in a suspension from all courses (didactic, laboratory and clinical) until documentation is produced either indicating compliance or a valid medical reason for an exception.  The Assistant/Associate Dean for Clinical Services and the appropriate didactic and laboratory course directors will be responsible for the enforcement of this policy following advisement from the Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Affairs.