Undergraduate Admissions

Immunizations

Student Health Services is committed to keeping you healthy and ready to participate in all the activities and academic duties of college. To ensure that, you need to have your required immunizations submitted to Creighton by July 1.

After making your class reservation, you will be receiving from Student Health Services a packet of information, including a Scantron sheet for filling out your immunizations (blue for health sciences students and orange for all other students) along with instructions. To complete your immunization record, make an appointment to have your doctor review and sign the Scantron sheet as well as bring you up-to-date on any of your vaccines and immunizations.

All immunization materials are due by July 1, after which point you will have a hold placed on registering for courses. After August 1, a $150 late fine will be assessed.

After you submit your immunization records, you can visit the Immunization Tracker in The NEST to check on the status.


Immunization Tracker Instructions

How to view your immunization records and status in Immunization Tracker.

  1. Go to The NEST
  2. Once logged in, click on the "Student Services" tab. Located at the bottom of the page, will be the "Immunization Tracker" link where you may choose from one of the following links:

View Immunizations
The page displays the immunizations on file with Health Services at the top, and your required immunizations at the bottom. The bottom section also indicates if you are compliant or non complaint. Requirements are based on the school in which you are enrolled

Upcoming Immunizations & Tests
The screen will display the due date for immunizations needed in the future.

Enter Additional Immunizations
Choose from the "Immunization/Test" drop down menu to select the immunization/test you are entering.

Enter the date of the immunization date then click on the "Submit" button.

If the selected immunization/test requires a result of Negative or Positive, an additional dialogue box will display where the result needs to be selected. After the date of the immunization/test and the result are entered, click on the "Submit" button.

Things to remember

  • Vaccine records are also accepted via fax at 402-280-1859.
  • If you realize your immunization information is incorrect, you will need to submit a copy of your documentation to Health Services so it can be corrected.
  • Immunization Tracker will accept immunizations that are not required.
  • You may need to update the Immunization Tracker with immunizations that may expire in the future.
  • An official report of your immunizations can be requested from the Center for Health & Counseling, located in the Mike & Josie Harper Center.
  • If you have any questions please call our office at 402-280-2735.

Required Immunizations

Immunizations are available from Student Health Services by appointment at 402-280-2735.

ALL STUDENTS (Campus Based Students) **DUE by July 1 - Transfers by January 1**

 

  • Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR)
    2 doses MMR vaccine given after the 1st birthday and at least 30 days apart are required of all students born after 1957
      OR
    Positive blood tests showing immunity for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. (History of illness does NOT meet requirement)

 

RESIDENT STUDENTS (On Campus) **DUE by August 1 - Transfers by January 1**

  • Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR) (See Above under ALL STUDENTS)
  • Meningitis Vaccine
    1 dose Meningitis vaccine given after 16 years of age. Applies to ages 21 and under.
  • Tdap Vaccine
    1 dose Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) given after licensure date: May, 2005
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    Verification of chickenpox disease OR 2 doses Varicella vaccine

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS **DUE by August 1 - Transfers by January 1**

  • Must meet requirements for ALL STUDENTS (see above). If living on campus, must also meet requirements for ALL RESIDENT STUDENTS.
  • Tuberculosis Screening
    Tuberculosis Screening will be done upon arrival to campus unless documentation is provided of a negative PPD skin test done within the past 12 months. *PPD skin test required regardless of prior BCG vaccine. Student with a history of a positive PPD: Chest X-ray done within the past 12 months in the US. QuantiFERON Gold testing

Vaccinations Recommended for All College Students

  • Annual Influenza
  • Hepatitis A & B (Students who travel or plan to study abroad need both of these vaccines.)
  • HPV Vaccine (3 dose vaccine series for both male and females 18-26 years of age)
  • Tdap Vaccine (1 dose Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis given after licensure date: May, 2005)

All Health Science Students **DUE Date determined by Program/School**
All Students Enrolled in: Dental, EMS, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions

 

  • Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR)
    2 doses MMR vaccine given after the 1 birthday and at least 30 days apart are required of all students born after 1957
      OR
    Positive blood tests showing immunity for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. (History of illness does NOT meet requirement)
  • DPT/Td/Tdap Vaccine
    3 dose series. 1 dose must be a Tdap vaccine given after licensure in 2005.
  • Polio
    3-dose series OR A positive blood test proving immunity.
  • Hepatitis B
    3-dose series AND a positive blood test showing immunity (Hepatitis B surface antibody test). A positive blood test alone meets requirement.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    Verification of chickenpox disease OR 2 doses Varicella vaccine. History of illness does NOT meet requirement for Health Science Students.
  • Tuberculosis Screening
    • Initial 2-step screening.
      2 separate PPD skin tests given and read at least 1 week apart. 2 tests in a 12 month period also acceptable.
    • Annual PPD screening
    • Students with a history of a positive skin test: Chest X-ray done in US in the past 12 months
    • Annual Provider Review/QuantiFERON Gold
  • Annual Influenza Vaccine
    This is due before December 1 each year.
  • Meningitis Vaccine (IF LIVING ON CAMPUS)
    1 dose Meningitis vaccine given after 16 years of age. Applies to ages 21 and under.

 

Revised April 2014

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