International Student Services
A skin “test” is NOT a vaccination against Tuberculosis (TB). It is a small amount of testing liquid that is placed just under the skin. The skin is then examined 48-72 hours later to determine if there is a “reaction” to the test. If any question in part one of the yellow form is answered YES, we ask that you have further evaluation and a TB screening at the Health and Wellness Clinic, room 035 in the Student Center. This test must be done in the United States. There is no way of knowing if the TB test was administered in your country the same way as it is in the U.S.
We DO, however, accept TB tests done in another state in the U.S. provided you have the documentation of this.
What does MMR mean?
MMR stands for measles, mumps and rubella. Each one is a contagious disease that has vaccines to prevent them. The vaccines are usually given in childhood. In the US they are given together in one vaccine, in other countries they may have been given separately. In general, the first “set” of MMR vaccine is given after 12 months of age and the second “set” of vaccine is given sometime after 6 years of age. Many U.S. and international colleges and universities, including Salt Lake Community College, require that international students document that they have had two doses of the MMR vaccine to prevent the spread of these diseases. If you do not have records or a memory of having received these vaccinations, you may be asked to find out or to get vaccinated. Here are links that has MMR vaccine information in different languages.
Health and Wellness Clinic
The TB Screening and MMR can be done at the SLCC's Health & Wellness clinic.
Make sure to bring the following documents to your appointment:
- Documented proof of your MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) should be 2 shots
- Documented proof of your TB (tuberculosis) done in the United States within the last year
- All paperwork filled out
- Patient information form
- TB screening questionnaire and MMR requirement form (PDF)
- TB risk assessment form
- Copy of your insurance card from international students (on the 2nd floor of the Student Center room 234)