College of Health and Human Services

Immunization Information and Health Insurance

REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS

The following immunizations are required for students admitted to the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. It is recommended that students begin the immunization process prior to admission to the program, as some immunizations require six (6) months to complete the series.

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (series of 2) - e.g. MMR
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria (within last 10 years - must not lapse during program) - e.g. Td, Tdap 
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox, series of 2) - e.g. VAR OR  documented History of Disease
  • Hepatitis B (series of 3) - e.g. HepB, HepA-HepB
  • Polio (series of 3) - e.g. OPV, IPV

Positive titer documentation (showing immunity) may be accepted in place of immunization documentation.

TB TEST & INFLUENZA VACCINE

An annual TB Test and Influenza Vaccine will be required for all students enrolled in the professional medical imaging program.  More information regarding this requirement will be provided to students enrolled in the program.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Students enrolled in a program in the health sciences may be exposed to possible injuries and communicable diseases.  All students are required to carry their own health insurance.  Costs associated with any incident on campus or at clinical sites shall remain the responsibility of the student. 

Students may purchase health coverage while enrolled in courses at IPFW.  Information regarding coverage is available through Student life.