Returning Students

Immunization Requirements for Returning Students

If  you are a returning student, you may only need to get your annual TB test. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure his/her Tuberculosis (PPD) information is updated EVERY YEAR. 
[Fall 2014 Student TB & Flu Clinic Schedule]

To clarify, there are two stages of Tuberculosis testing. As a returning student, you should be in the second group described below:

  • TWO STEP TEST: The first time a person receives the TB test, he or she must complete a two-step test. (Step 1: Receive a PPD and have it read 48-72 hours later; Step 2: Seven days after first PPD, receive another PPD and have it read 48-72 hours later) 
  • ONE STEP TEST: After receiving the two-step test (which you should have received previous to this year), the annual test is just a one-step test (Receive a PPD and have it read 48-72 hours later). If you have documentation that you have received the two-step test previously and have an uninterrupted history of annual testing, then you only need the one-step test within six months prior to registration.

With the above information in mind, if you have never been tested for TB, or you have been tested but do not have an uninterrupted history of annual testing, then you must do the two step test within six months prior to registration.

Contact Tere at 402-559-5158 or tbatt@unmc.edu with any questions.

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