GRU Required Immunizations
Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine. Two doses at least 30 days apart after 12 months of age or clinical evidence of immunity (titer) meets the GRU requirement.
For students born before 1957, proof of immunity (titer) is required. If you are not immune (negative titer) you will need to complete the series of 2 doses of MMR vaccine with an interval of at least 28 days between doses.
Documentation of the original 3 dose primary series (DTap, DTP, DT or Td) and TDAP (administered on or after 6/10/2005) meets the GRU requirement.
For unvaccinated adults, the tdap should be administered as the first dose, with the second dose (Td) at least 4 weeks apart and the third dose (Td) 6–12 months after the second.
If incompletely vaccinated (i.e., less than 3 doses of the primary series), remaining doses will need to be administered based on the schedule above (TDAP can be substituted for a single dose of the series).
Documentation of the original 4 dose childhood vaccine series or 3 dose adult vaccine series meets the GRU requirement. For unvaccinated adults proof of immunity (titer) is required. If the polio titer is negative, a 3 dose vaccine series will need to be completed and submit documentation of each injection as it is received.
Documentation of lab evidence of immunity (Varicella IgG titer) meets the GRU requirement. Proof of chickenpox disease does not meet the GRU requirement.
If your varicella titer result is negative, make sure the correct titer was performed, IgG, not IgM. If your Varicella IgG titer is negative, please submit these results and you will need to have the Varivax series of two injections, followed by a Varicella IgG titer 30 days after your second injection of Varivax. Please submit documentation after receiving each injection and the titer results after completing the series.
If you submit proof of the varivax series of 2 injections and your titer is negative, no further action is required.
A series of three (3) immunizations and a positive Hepatitis B Surface Antibody titer meets the GRU requirement. The titer should be drawn 1 month after the 3rd injection. Please submit documentation of all injections and the titer result (lab report).
If you started the Hepatitis B vaccine series in the past but did not complete it, you do not need to start the series again. If the vaccine series was interrupted after the first dose, the second dose should be administered as soon as possible. The third dose should be received at least 8 weeks after the second dose. If only the third dose is delayed, it should be administered as soon as possible. The titer should be drawn 30 days after the last dose.
If the result of the hepatitis b surface antibody titer is negative, please submit these results. You will need to have a Hepatitis B Surface Antigen titer drawn to prove that you do not have the disease and submit these results prior to the start of class. You will also need to begin a second series of three Hepatitis B injections (same schedule). Thirty days after the 3rd injection, you will need to have a repeat Hepatitis B Surface Antibody titer. Please submit documentation of each injection as you receive it and the titer result.
If after the second series of injections your titer is still negative, you may be a non-responder. Since you do not have adequate immunity, you will need to sign a waiver indicating that you will immediately report any blood or body fluid contact with Hepatitis B so you may receive prophylaxis (Hepatitis B Immune Globulin).
Results from a hepatitis C antibody titer is required.
Results from a HIV ½ Screen with reflex to WB is required.
Tuberculosis (PPD) Skin Test (Mantoux)
Must be administered no more than 3 months prior to start of class. Repeat testing is required annually.
If you have a positive PPD or have taken BCG vaccine in the past, you must submit a copy of the results from a tspot or quantiferon gold lab test. This test will be required annually.
The meningitis vaccine is not required unless you plan to live in an on-campus dorm. However, it is highly recommended for all students. Please contact Student & Auxiliary Services for further information regarding this requirement @ 706-721-3356.
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