Vaccines and TB Screening

For students who are required to complete a TB (tuberculosis) test, please be reminded that a TB screening cannot be taken within 28 days of having received the following vaccines:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Varicella
  • COVID-19

If you have recently received any of the vaccines above, your T-Spot must be drawn after 28 days of your recent dose.

For international students: TB Screening

Tuberculosis Screening (Blood Test): Tspot or Quantiferon Gold

Note: Students from countries of origin that are not “high TB burden”as designated by the World Health Organization may be exempt from this requirement.

Of the top ten countries represented by the USC student body, students from the following countries are exempt from TB screening: Canada, Iran, and Saudi Arabia.

Of the top ten countries represented by the USC student body, students from the following countries are required to have TB screening: China, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Hong Kong.

For students who are required to complete a TB (tuberculosis) test, please be reminded that a TB screening cannot be taken within 28 days of having received the following vaccines:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Varicella
  • COVID-19

If you have recently received any of the vaccines above, your T-Spot must be drawn after 28 days of your recent dose.

For international students: TB Screening

Tuberculosis Screening (Blood Test): Tspot or Quantiferon Gold

Note: Students from countries of origin that are not “high TB burden”as designated by the World Health Organization may be exempt from this requirement.

  • Of the top ten countries represented by the USC student body, students from the following countries are exempt from TB screening: Canada, Iran, and Saudi Arabia.
  • Of the top ten countries represented by the USC student body, students from the following countries are required to have TB screening: China, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Hong Kong.

Review the complete list of exempted and required screening countries.