Coffeyville Community College and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommend that all College students be immunized against various vaccine preventable diseases. Those preventable diseases include Hepatitis B, Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Varicella and Meningococcal.
Coffeyville Community College requires students living in residence halls to provide written documentation of the immunizations that they have received, specifically meningococcal, or a signed waiver which indicates they have been informed of the recommendations and have chosen not to be immunized.
Meningococcal Disease, a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection, among teenagers and young adults have more than doubled since 1991. Meningitis is fatal in 10 to 15 percent of the cases and causes life-long disabilities in others. According to the American College Health Association college students, particularly freshman, living in dormitories are at a higher risk than peers the same age and who are not attending college. For specific information about meningitis, contact your family physician or the websites of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/nip and the American College Health Association, www.acha.org.
Tuberculosis Evaluations & Testing
Coffeyville Community College requires tuberculosis evaluations and testing for all newly enrolled and re-enrolled students who were born, lived, or traveled outside the United States within the past twelve months. Students enrolled in health care programs offered by the institution will abide by the tuberculosis testing procedures established by each health care program.
Testing and Procedures
Students who are identified in the above categories will have a “hold” placed on enrollment and considered not in compliance with the Tuberculosis policy until documentation is received by the College Nurse.
Any student who is not in compliance with the requirements shall not be eligible to attend classes or eligible to enroll for a subsequent semester or to obtain an official academic transcript or diploma until the student is in compliance.
A mantoux tuberculin skin test which is performed in the United States will be required and or a student must provide documentation of the test being conducted within the past twelve months. If an abnormality is found such as an indeterminate or positive, a chest X-ray will be required.
If the X-ray is suggestive of TB, then the individual will be required to obtain an evaluation from a licensed physician. Enrollment eligibility will be determined based on the college physician’s diagnosis and recommendation.
Those individuals who receive a positive skin test and negative chest X-ray will be subject to procedures and/or treatment based on the recommendation of the Student Health Service Director and College Nurse.
If the skin test is positive and the chest X-ray is positive, the individual is defined as “having tuberculosis” and as required by state statues, the College Nurse will report to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
All cost associated with any of the testing and/or subsequent treatment is the responsibility of the student.
CCC reserves the right to require treatment, isolation and quarantine of any individual or group when the College has reason to believe the infectious disease is involved.
Any new or re-entering foreign-born student must have documentation of a negative TB test prior to enrolling in any classes. Documentation must be provided by a physician licensed in the United States.
Any domestic student who has participated in international travel which exceeds twelve weeks should be tested six weeks after their travel abroad.
Any student who is enrolled in a health care program must have documentation of a negative TB test prior to attending any clinical.