We require a copy of your official immunization records.  If you are current with the immunizations listed, just send us a copy of that record.  If you are not current on these immunizations, you must become current as dictated by law.  Please note that self-declared immunization or immunizations submitted on a questionnaire or a medical physical form cannot be utilized.

When you are on campus, you may go to the Vinson Health Center for these immunizations at a reduced cost.  You may also obtain immunizations at your local public health department at a reduced cost.

Please forward the information to the Department of Respiratory Care at Midwestern State University.

COVID-19 is currently affecting our community and campus. Please be aware that policies may change suddenly. Clinical site immunization policies supersede program requirements. Students must understand that most clinical agencies prohibit the presence of unvaccinated students at their facilities. Students who are unwilling or unable to comply with their clinical site immunization policy will be required to step out of the program and reapply. Students attending programs in the Gunn College of Health Science and Human services will most likely care for COVID-positive patients. Therefore, it is advised that all students receive the COVID-19 vaccine before their first clinical rotation. It is also recommended that students receive the COVID-19 booster.

Mandated Immunizations/Regulations


  1. One dose in the last ten years (must have Pertussis component)




  1. Two doses of MMR vaccine, or
  2. Serologic confirmation of immunity to all three


  1. Two doses of Varicella vaccine, or
  2. Serologic confirmation of Varicella immunity


Hepatitis B
  1. Complete series (3 doses) of Hepatitis B vaccine (prior to the start of direct patient care); or
  2. Serologic confirmation of immunity to Hepatitis B virus.


Negative T.B./Chest x-ray


  1. Valid documentation of negative T.B. skin test conducted within the last twelve months. The TB test should have the date it was applied, date it was read and result in “mm of induration” – if it was totally negative it needs to say “0mm induration”, or
  2. Valid documentation of negative Quantiferon Gold TB, IGRA or T-spot blood test within the last twelve months (preferred), or
  3. If they have had a positive TB test, a chest x-ray is required. A two-view chest x-ray must be provided as well as documentation stating free from disease and includes a signature of the Radiologist within the past five years.
  4. Please note TB test is required on an annual basis.




      1. Valid documentation of one dose of influenza vaccine during flu season (typically between September to April)


Please note, vaccine records must be from a physician’s office; must be signed by the physician or the person who administered the vaccine; and must include date of administration (example:  Childhood Immunization Record).

Vaccines administered at a clinic; includes date of administration, lot number, and signature of person who administered vaccine.


We will not accept the following documentation:

  • A school’s Nursing Immunization Form even if it has been signed off by a physician
  • A University’s Health Record
  • A cash register receipt for a vaccination

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