Immunization Guidelines

To reduce the risk of transmission of the following diseases: Hepatitis B, Measles (Rubeola) Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tuberculosis, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis, and Influenza see EP 7.1 Infection Control Screening: New Employee, Student, and Visitor at

The Association of American Medical Colleges states that all students should be immunized against a number of infectious diseases for their own safety as well as the safety of others. All PLFSOM students must be compliant with the school’s immunization requirements prior to the first day of orientation or the first day of class in each semester, noncompliance can result in a professionalism event card or removal from clinical duties.  See for more information.

Required vaccines

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis: Primary series of Tetanus immunizations, plus one dose of Tdap within ten (10) years of matriculation. (Tdap) should be administered if it has been 2 years since the last Td )
  • Measles (Rubeola): Proof of immunity determined by serologic
  • Rubella (German Measles): Proof of immunity determined by serologic
  • Mumps: Proof of immunity determined by serologic titer
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): Proof of immunity determined by serologic
  • Hepatitis B: Series of three (3) and serologic proof of immunity. The third dose must be received no later than December 1 of the entering semester. If a student does not develop immunity after the initial series, a second series and re-titer will be required as recommended by the
  • Annual Flu vaccine – given in the fall (covered by immunization fee). If you decline, you must wear a mask during the flu season during ALL patient encounters
  • Meningococcal: Proof of immunization within the past five years

Tuberculosis Surveillance

All students who attend school at TTUHSC El Paso, with the exception of students identified as having no direct patient care, are required to have documentation of a TB skin test (TST) having been performed within the last 12 months, regardless of a history of BCG vaccine. See Attachment HSCEP OP 75.11 

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Ramirez in Occupational Health at (915) 215-4429