Student Immunization Policy

In compliance with Kansas law and PCC policy all international students and students living in campus residence halls enrolled with Pratt Community College shall provide the following documentation of immunizations in English.

Residence Hall Students
Required Immunizations
1. Two (2) MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)
2. One (1) Meningitis vaccine given at the age of 16 or older. If received prior to age 16 a booster shot is needed.
3. TdaP (preferred) or Td (tetanus) within the last 10 years.
4. Complete a TB screening questionnaire. If further evaluation is indicated by this screening, PCC requires that a health care provider complete a tuberculosis risk assessment and/or testing prior to the start of classes. The student is responsible for any cost they may incur.
Recommended:
1. All childhood immunizations are up to date. (Please review with your
health care provider prior to enrollment).
2. HPV Vaccine (Human Papillomavirus) for females age 11-26 and males 9-26. Discuss with your provider.
3. Influenza Vaccine (Flu shot) Available every fall at area clinics. Students are responsible for cost.
If the student has not met these requirements at the time of residence hall check-in or cannot provide the necessary documentation, the student shall receive the inoculation at their own expense either through the County health department or through their own physician. This must be done no more than 10 days after the first day of classes. Failure to follow this procedure will result in immediate dismissal from the residence hall.

International Students – Required
1. Complete a TB screening questionnaire. If further evaluation is indicated by this screening, PCC requires that a health care provider complete a tuberculosis risk assessment and/or testing prior to the start of classes. The student is responsible for any cost they may incur.
2. Proof of above required immunizations in English must be presented at the time of admission.
3. Proof of the immunization completed in the United States must be presented at the time of admission.

Exception to this policy according to K.S.A. No. 72-5209 is as follows: A written statement signed by one parent or guardian that the student is an adherent of a religious denomination whose religious teachings are opposed to such tests or inoculations. Any medical reasons for not being immunized must be substantiated with a written statement from the student’s health care professional. Review the Nursing Student Handbook and Allied Health syllabi for additional requirements.

The Director of Students and Residence Life will serve as the official coordinator of immunization documentation and services, with the assistance of the College Health Nurse.

Revision Dates: 06-20-2017, 06-23-2011, 03-24-2009, 10-11-2005, 06-24-2002, 03-06-2007
 

Policy Number: 

600-40

Policy Type: 

Administrative Policy

Adoption Date: 

Monday, January 21, 1991

Review Date: 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Revision Date: 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017