NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE
Pursuant to the implementation of Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 97, Subchapter B as authored by the Texas Department of Health, all nursing students in the state of Texas are required to have the following immunizations:
- One dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (TDAP) toxoid within the last 10 years
- Two doses of measles vaccine administered since 1968, prior to direct patient care
- Two doses of rubella vaccine prior to direct patient care
- Two doses of mumps vaccine prior to direct patient care
- Complete series of hepatitis B vaccine, or serologic confirmation of immunity, prior to direct patient care. This series takes 6 months to complete. (See note below)
- Two doses of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine. These must be administered at least 8 weeks apart. Serologic(titer) tests supplied as proof of immunity may also be submitted. A statement on your shot records, that you “have had the chickenpox” is not sufficient proof.
- One flu shot
ALL IMMUNIZATIONS MUST BE COMPLETE PRIOR TO ENTERING THE PROGRAM.
Serologic (blood test) proof of immunity or serologic evidence of infection of measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A, hepatitis B is acceptable in lieu of evidence of vaccination.
Exclusions from compliance include:
- Pregnancy (TD is not an exclusion during pregnancy)
- Medical contraindications
- Religious conflicts
- Armed forces
Pursuant to guidelines specified by the Board of Nursing, all students must have negative results of Two MANTOUX TB tests given 30 days apart or One negative chest x-ray report prior to admission.