DPT Immunization Requirements

All students entering the DPT program are required to have the following immunizations. Evidence of these immunizations (or evidence of immunity when permitted) must be provided prior to matriculation by the deadline stated in the offer letter. Students may be required to obtain additional immunizations in order to complete clinical internships.  If applicable, information regarding additional requirements will be provided at the appropriate time.

Required forms, submission instructions, and information on acceptable vaccines and proof of immunity can be found at the UF Student Health Care Center website.

Required

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Hepatitis B (Students need to begin the vaccine series prior to entering the program. Students may show evidence of series completion after enrollment but the series must be completed before clinical experiences)
  • Varicella
  •  Tuberculosis Screening  (This test must be performed no sooner than 2 months prior to matriculation and annually thereafter.)

Highly Recommended

  • Meningococcal Meningitis

These requirements supersede the University of Florida’s immunizations requirements. Exemption from any of these requirements, with the exception of the Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine, is NOT permitted.