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UMHB Health Requirements

To maintain a safe and healthy environment, UMHB requires all campus residents to submit proof of immunizations and basic health information as part of the Application for Residence Hall living.  This application will be provided to students once they have been accepted for admission.  

  1. Meningococcal Vaccine is REQUIRED by Texas State law for
    incoming first-time and/or transfer students who are 21 years or younger
    (effective January 2014 regarding age requirement). A student must receive
    vaccination or booster at least 10 days prior to the first day of class or
    moving into campus housing, whichever occurs first. The vaccine must be
    obtained within the last five years preceding enrollment or a booster is
    required. For additional information visit https://corequest.dshs.texas.gov

    Submit your Meningits record to admissiondocs@umhb.edu or fax to (254) 295-5049.

    The Meningitis Immunization Notification form is to be used if your physician, pharmacist, or other health care provider did not provide you with a shot record/verification.
    Meningitis Immunization Notification Form

  2. Health forms are required as part of the application for residence hall living.
  3. Submissions of a negative TB test is required for any international students from countries identified as "TB high-risk" by the World Health Organizations: Countries High Risk of TB
    The test results must be dated no more than 6 months prior to the student's initial enrollment date at UMHB. Either a negative TB skin test or a negative (normal) chest x-ray report will be accepted. Results from tests completed in the United States may be included on the UMHB medical history form or scanned and emailed separately to UMHB health services at healthservices@umhb.edu. Results from tests completed outside the United States recorded on government-issued documents will generally be accepted by UMHB if original documents are presented by the student upon arrival. UMHB reserves the right to review the source of test results to determine if they will be accepted.
    • If you have ever tested positive to a TB skin test, a current negative chest x-ray is required.
    • International students check with International Services to verify current requirements.
    • A TB skin test is strongly recommended for students who has lived outside the U.S.for 8 or more consecutive weeks whether international or not.
  4.  You are expected to have completed a primary series of childhood immunizations which should have included: DPT, Polio, MMR and others depending on your high school graduation date. If you or your parents claimed an exemption to these childhood immunizations the University will need a copy of the exemption.
  5. These may be done at your physician's office or your county health department.
  6. Your county health department will usually offer this.
    Students 18 years old or younger may receive their required/recommended vaccinations for a substantial reduced rate by checking with their local county health department. Once students turn 19 they no longer fall under the federal program: Vaccines for Children and the prices go up. If you begin a series at age 18 you will continue to receive the vaccine series for the lower rate even if you turn 19 prior to finishing the series 
  7. A current tetanus booster (Tdap) is recommended for students. Tetanus boosters expire after 10 years, most of you had one at age 14 or 15 in high school. If the date of your last tetanus booster will expire during your enrollment at UMHB, please have your booster updated.
  8.  Varivax (chicken pox vaccine – 2 doses), having two (2) MMRs [measles, mumps and rubella - one dose is considered unreliable coverage against disease] and Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A and the HPV vaccines are encouraged, as per the Texas Department of Health, the CDC, ACIP and UMHB but are not required at this time.
  9. Send photocopies of shot records to the UMHB Health Center. Please include your UMHB student ID number.

 

F.Y.I. The physician's physical examination is encouraged, but NOT REQUIRED

Texas Immunizations
Hotline: (1-800-252-9152)

If you choose to be exempt from immunzation requirements, be sure to use the official Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) form. For additional information visit https://corequest.dshs.texas.gov.

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