DCVS Immunization

Immunization Requirements

To enter and continue in the DCVS program, the following immunizations and tests are required by clinical affiliates and recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC):

Prior to Application

Hepatitis B:
Proof of completed hepatitis B vaccination series is required for acceptance to the program. This is a series of 3 shots and can take up to 6 months to complete. Accelerated series are also accepted. Submit proof with application.

After Acceptance

Hepatitis B Titer:
Hepatitis B surface antibody test (titer) is required in addition to the completed Hepatitis B vaccination series after acceptance to the program and prior to the first day of clinical. 

Varicella (Chicken pox):
Vaccination series with two doses of varicella administered at least 28 days apart.
Serologic titer test positive for varicella antibody. 

MMR – (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
Vaccination series with two doses of MMR administered at least 28 days apart.
Serologic titer test positive for immunity to measles, mumps, rubella.

TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis)
One dose within the last 10 years and after the age of 18.

Seasonal Flu
Flu vaccine required annually.

Additional Requirements

Upon acceptance students will also be required to have the following:

  • Physical Exam, documentation of adequate hearing, vision and color vision
  • Tuberculosis Screen: Negative PPD, QuantiFERON®, or T-spot required annually. Positive results or history of positive TB screen will require chest x-ray showing no evidence of active lung disease.
  • Criminal background check
  • Drug screen


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