Health Requirements for Incoming Students
Incoming students must provide documentation of proof of immunity to:
- Tetanus/diphtheria/accelular pertussis
Proof of immunity is either documentation of a vaccine given or a lab report showing a positive IgG antibody titer.
Proof of immunization for hepatitis B and a positive anitbody titer is also required. If an incoming student has not received hepatitis B immunization in the past, they can be vaccinated after school begins in the Occupational Health Department.
Tuberculosis surveillance is also required. A two-step tuberculin skin test (TST or PPD), aka a tuberculin skin placed and read and repeated again in 1-3 weeks, is required if the incoming student has not had a previous positive tuberculin skin test.
If the student has had a previous positive TST/PPD, the following are required: a chest X-ray report from the previous 12 months, documentation of evaluation for treatment with antibiotic prophylaxis and completion of the TB Symptom Surveillance Questionnaire.
How to Meet the Requirement
Please print and complete the Student Health Requirement Form and send to the Occupational Health office along with copies of your immunization record, lab results and x-ray reports if indicated.
The deadline for submitting health requirements is:
Students starting school in August: July 1
Students starting school in January: November 15
Eastern Virginia Medical School
P.O. Box 1980
Norfolk, VA 23501-1980
Send records via email to: OccHealth@EVMS.edu