All MUSC students are required to submit documentation of immunity/immunization to certain vaccine-preventable conditions prior to arrival to campus. Maintaining these high standards is done to protect the safety of the students, staff, and patients. Obtaining the appropriate documentation (immunization records, immune antibody titers, TB testing) takes time, so please, begin gathering this information now. These requirements need to be completed before you are cleared to begin semester coursework. Please read the following information very carefully and complete the steps below.
1- Please read through your pre-matriculation packet carefully and fill it out completely, attaching approved supporting documentation for all of the immunization, titer, and TB test dates provided. A summary of the required immunizations can be found on the coversheet of the immunization form. Be sure to put your name at the top of each page.
2- Forty-five days prior to classes, you should receive your MUSC NetID and password. You will need these to log into LifeNet.
Once you have completed your pre-matriculation packet AND have gathered your supporting documentation, you will need to enter the dates of your immunizations, titers, and TB tests into LifeNet. You can access the data entry section in LifeNet by going to https://lifenet.musc.edu, click on “IMMUNIZATIONS” in the middle of the center column on the home screen. You will also need to upload a copy of your pre-matriculation form and documentation into LifeNet by clicking the “ADD IMMUNIZATION RECORD” button at the bottom of the immunization screen.
3- Once you have entered your immunizations into LifeNet AND uploaded your supporting documentation, Student Health Services staff will review your immunization documentation. You will be notified through secure messaging in LifeNet within 48-72 hours whether or not you are compliant with the requirements. If your records are not complete, you will be notified which requirements are outstanding. Please monitor your LifeNet messages for this important information.
For your convenience, Student Health Services offers vouchers for titers, TB screening tests, and vaccines at cost:
Pre-Matriculation Vaccines: Tdap, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal
(Vaccines not offered at SHS: MMR and Varicella)
TB Screening: Tuberculin Skin Testing, Quantiferon Gold voucher
Antibody Testing: Immunity for certain vaccine-preventable conditions can be demonstrated by providing documentation of immunization or demonstrating immune antibody titers (Rubeola IgG (Measles,) Rubella IgG, Mumps IgG, Varicella IgG). Immunity to Hepatitis B requires documentation of the full vaccine series AND an immune antibody titer.
Students may purchase vouchers at SHS for the titers they need. Vouchers are taken to a convenient, local LabCorp site for the blood draw (map provided.) The lab results are sent directly to SHS.