IMMUNIZATION

 

While most urgent care clinics don’t offer immunizations, Doctors of Waikiki offers the mandatory health clearance medical examinations and immunizations that are required for foreign and Hawaii resident students enrolling in school in Hawaii.

 
 

The following are required prior to enrollment at any post-secondary school in Hawaii.

1) Immunizations – evidence of immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR).

  • A record of immunizations, signed or stamped by a US licensed Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Physician Assistant (PA), or clinic, must be presented for school attendance. This record must include complete dates (month/day/year) for each immunization. A date which shows month/year only may be accepted provided it is clear that there were at least 30 days between each MMR vaccination.

  • Two doses of the Measles vaccination are required, with at least one of the two being the MMR vaccine. Students who received the vaccinations separately must show record of two measles vaccinations, one mumps vaccination and one rubella vaccination.

  • A blood test showing laboratory evidence of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella signed by a US licensed MD, DO, APRN, or PA or PA may be substituted for a record of immunizations.

  • Students born before 1957 are exempt from the MMR immunization requirement.

  • A 45-day grace period (from the start of instruction) will be given if the student submits a medical appointment card or letter from a practitioner showing that the student is in the process of obtaining the required immunization(s).

2) Certificate of Tuberculosis Examination – Quantiferon Gold In-Tube, Negative Risk Screen completed within 12 months of school entry date or on or after 16th birthday. With a TB blood test like QFT, a small blood sample is taken and then tested in a laboratory. There is no need to return to the doctor to get a result. Reliable results can be obtained within 24 hours. QFT provides the convenience of a single visit, and confidence in an objective, laboratory-based result.

  • A certificate of Tuberculosis (TB) examination is required before post-secondary school attendance in any course of study longer than 6 months. This requirement may not be deferred or postponed.

  • The test must have been given within 12 months before first attending post-secondary school in Hawaii or on or after 16th birthday.

  • The Certificate of TB Examination may be issued by the Hawaii Department of Health or a U.S. licensed MD, DO, APRN, or PA. The certificate must include:

    • the date of administration and reading of the test

    • the signature or stamp of the MD, DO, APRN, PA, or clinic

  • Students with a past positive PPD, documented as stated above, may have a chest x-ray.