Hepatitis B Vaccination Requirements
Acceptance into our program is conditional on your successful completion of our academic and non-academic requirements. One of the non-academic requirements is that the entire three-injection series of the hepatitis B vaccine must be completed by July 15 of the year you will begin the program. If you are accepted and we have not received your documentation of this information by July 15 of the year you will begin the program, your admission will be rescinded for failure to complete the requirements of our program.
- If you have not previously received the hepatitis B vaccine:
Begin immediately! Do not wait until you are accepted into the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The series takes six months to complete; therefore, you must start the series no later than January 15 to meet the July 15 deadline. After you have completed the series, follow the guidelines below in Number 3.
- If you have started the hepatitis B vaccination series sometime in the past but have not completed the series:
You must obtain the remaining injections to complete the entire three-injection series. It is not necessary to start the series over again. After you have completed the entire series, follow the guidelines below in Number 3.
- After you have completed the hepatitis B vaccination series:
You must provide official documentation of all three injections. In addition, you must have a hepatitis B surface antibody titer drawn that is at least one month after the third hepatitis B vaccine injection. Ideally, the surface antibody titer should be drawn 1-6 months after the completion of the hepatitis B vaccine series. However, regardless of when you completed the series, you must have a surface antibody titer drawn that is a minimum of one month after completion of the third hepatitis B vaccine injection. You must provide the documentation of the surface antibody titer to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy by July 15 of the year you begin school.
UNC Chapel Hill also requires you to submit documentation for certain immunizations to Campus Health Services. However, this does not substitute for the information required by the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Please make sure to keep copies of all your documentation and to carefully read all instructions about which and when materials are due. It is your responsibility to assure that the appropriate forms are mailed to the appropriate locations by specified deadlines. Failure to do so will cause your admission to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to be canceled for failure to complete the requirements of our program. There can be no exceptions to this rule.
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