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. Required form, submission instructions, and information on acceptable vaccines and proof of immunity can be found at the University of Florida’s Health Compliance Office website.
The University of Florida requires that all new students show proof of certain immunizations prior to attending UF.
- 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)
- Tuberculosis Screening (This test must be performed within 12 months of matriculation and annually thereafter.)
- 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.
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.