Immunizations

MSU Dental Hygiene Personal  Protection Protocol - VACCINES

 

To comply with the Texas Administrative Code '97.61-97.77 all students enrolled in health-related courses that will involve direct patient contact, must meet compliance with state-mandated immunizations.  The following are State and MSU Dental Hygiene Program requirements.

 

HEPATITIS B:    

Students can be considered compliant for Hepatitis B only with   documentation of at least one of the following:


1.  Official documentation of immunization with THREE (3) DOSES of Hepatitis B vaccine in accordance with the CDC Advisory Com. on Immunization Practices, prior to the start of direct patient care. 

2.  Laboratory (serologic) evidence of Hepatitis B immunity.

 

HEPATITIS B Series MUST be completed prior to direct patient care.  Therefore, dental hygiene students

MUST have completed the vaccine series by the end of November their first semester in the program. To comply with this State requirement, students must begin the series no later than  May 30th.  Prior to entering the Dental Hygiene Program.

 

TETANUS / DIPHTHERIA(Td)

Students can be considered compliant for Tetanus/Diphtheria only if they have documentation of the following:

1.  Official documentation of immunization w/ adult-type Tetanus/Diphtheria vaccine (Td) in last 10 yrs.

 

MEASLES(RUBEOLA):

Persons born on or after January 1, 1957 can be considered compliant for Measles only if they have documentation of at least one of the following:

1.  Official documentation of immunization with TWO (2) DOSES of live Measles virus on or after the first           birthday and at least 28 days apart.  Persons vaccinated prior to 1968 must be revaccinated.      
2.  Laboratory (serologic) evidence of measles immunity.

 

RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES):

Students can be considered compliant for Rubella only if they have documentation of at least one of the following:

1.  Official documentation of immunization with live Rubella virus vaccine on or after the first birthday.
2.  Laboratory (serologic) evidence of Rubella immunity.

 

MUMPS:

Persons born on or after January 1, 1957 can be considered compliant for Mumps only if they have documentation of at least one of the following:

1.  Official documentation of immunization with live Mumps virus on or after the first birthday.       
2.  Laboratory (serologic) evidence of Mumps immunity.

 

VARICELLA:

Students can be considered compliant for Varicella only if they have documentation of at least one of the following:  

1.  Official documentation of two doses of varicella vaccine, administered on or after the first birthday.
2.  Laboratory (serologic) evidence of Varicella immunity.
3.  A written, dated statement documenting the month/day/year of varicella (chickenpox) illness validated by the student, the student's parent or the student's physician.

Please note: Specific wording is required. Forms are available at the Vinson Health Center.

 

TUBERCULIN SKIN TEST (TST):

Students can be considered compliant for Tuberculin testing only if they have documentation of at least one of the following (required annually):

1.  Official documentation of negative Mantoux skin test.
2.  Persons with a positive TST result must provide official documentation of a negative chest x-ray report and a complete health care evaluation verifying a negative status for tuberculosis.