- Tuberculosis (TB)
During registration you will either have a BCG scar check (if you have already had a BCG), a Mantoux test (if you have not had a BCG) or have a gamma interferon blood test arranged if you are entering the UK from an area of high TB prevalence.
- Diphtheria and Polio
You are expected to be up to date with these immunisations at registration.
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella
Evidence of 2 MMR vaccinations (or serology results indicating immunity to both Measles and Rubella) is required by all students at registration. If you have not had two MMR vaccinations, please arrange this with your GP surgery or health provider straight away.
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
You will be asked whether there is a definite history that you have had varicella (chicken pox or shingles) infection. If there is no such record (or if you are from a tropical climate where chicken pox is less prevalent) then you will be required to submit a blood test result to demonstrate your immunity. Please arrange this straight away if you are unsure as the process of vaccination can be lengthy if you are not immune.
- Hepatitis B
The immunisation schedule we recommend is a basic course of three doses of vaccine at 0, 1 month and 2 months. Antibody titres should be checked 1-4 months after completion of the course. It is recommended that the vaccinations begin long before you leave home for university as the process is lengthy, requires repeat appointments and is a pre-requisite for a small number of optional Community Placements in Year 1.