Immunizations and Tests
The following are offered at the Student Health Center:
- Administer allergy injections
- Influenza (flu) vaccine
- Gardasil (men and women ages 9-26)
- Hepatitis B
- Meningitis vaccine (Menactra)—Vaccine Requirement Form (pdf)
- MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
- Tuberculosis (TB) skin test
- T-Spot TB test
- Tetanus Tdap and TDs
- Varicella (chicken pox)
State law requires that all Texas college students who are under the age of 22 must receive a vaccination or booster against bacterial meningitis. The vaccine is required for students of public and private colleges, living both on and off campus.
For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar.
Mandatory Tuberculosis Screening
Tuberculosis (TB) screening is required for all persons born outside the United States, regardless of the status of their application.
- Screening for TB must be administered, regardless of prior BCG vaccination, no more than six months prior to the first day of class.
- The only acceptable TB screening option for international students registering for classes is the Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test (T-Spot).
- The T-Spot test must be administered and interpreted in the United States by a licensed medical provider.
- International students who do not complete a TB screening or who do not submit the appropriate documentation will not be allowed to register for classes.
- Please bring a picture ID: passport, driver's license or state ID.
- Being granted the resident tuition rate does not exempt an international student from this requirement.
T-Spot Test from the Student Health Center
T SPOT (TB Screening) Blood Test
The T-Spot test is available on-campus through the Student Health Center for $75. This fee will be applied to your student account. You will pay the fee when you pay other charges you may owe the University after you register for classes. If you receive the T-Spot test prior to the semester for which you will be attending UT Dallas, you will be responsible for the charges the same day you receive your test.
SPRING 2019 TB BLOOD TEST
The Student Health Center will offer TB screening blood tests during Fall 2018 on Tuesday and Fridays by appointment only. During the month of January the TB blood screening test will be offered January 2, 2019- January 11, 2019 on a daily basis, except Saturday and Sunday, by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call the Student Health Center at 972-883-2747.
Before the Test
- Be sure you eat before you are tested.
- Make sure you are hydrated; drink lots of water on the day of your test.
- Let the medical provider know if you are allergic to latex.
Your TB hold will be released by 8:00 a.m. the following day after the T-Spot (TB screening) test has been administered. At this time you will be able to register for classes. Results of the T-Spot test will be available 4 business days after the test is administered.
If your T-Spot result is positive, you will be contacted by the Student Health Center. A hold will be placed on your student account until you follow up with the Student Health Center and have received the additional required testing/screenings. During this time, you will not be allowed to continue attending your classes. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action. The hold may prevent you from registering for future classes, receiving your grades, and possibly receiving your degree.
T-Spot Test from an Off-Campus Provider
You may also choose to have your T-Spot test administered by an off-campus licensed medical provider and submit the appropriate documentation to the Student Health Center. Call ahead to be sure the clinic offers the required T-Spot test. Costs may vary by provider. See Off-Campus Testing Locations.
The Student Health Center accepts paper copies, faxes, scanned or emailed TB screening results. Have your physician complete the Off-campus TB SCREENING FORM and do not alter or change the form in any way. Students who submit false or fraudulent information will be subject to disciplinary action.
If the T-Spot test is administered and interpreted by an off-campus medical provider, documentation must be submitted to the Student Health Center before you will be allowed to register for classes.
All documentation must be submitted in English and signed by a licensed medical provider.