The Texas Department of Health follows the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for immunizations for Health Care Workers. Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council may require additional immunizations for participation in healthcare institutions for this area. Students entering the OTA program must be able to demonstrate evidence of immunity through either vaccination records or titer reports indicating immunity. No student will be allowed to attend any clinical without evidence of immunizations. The following immunizations are required prior to participation in any clinical. If students are not in compliance they will not be allowed to participate in clinical rotations and will be dropped from the program.
The following lists of immunizations are required effective Fall 2012:
6. Tetanus and diphtheria and