Pre-Entrance Immunization Requirements
OHSU health policy requires that students complete pre-entrance immunization requirements prior to starting school and that they maintain compliance with this process throughout their academic careers at OHSU. Completion of these immunizations and TB testing is necessary to protect your health and safety, and the health and safety of others in our unique learning environment. The immunization form needs to be turned in by the first day of school so that you are cleared to obtain your OHSU name badge. If you are unable to complete the requirements prior to matriculation, you will have 14 days to complete them or a $95 fee will be charged. If you are not compliant with all requirements within 30 days, a hold will be placed on your student account that will suspend your student status and prevent you from registering and attending classes.We at the JBT Health and Wellness Center are able to provide vaccinations,titers and TB testing as needed, and will bill your insurance carrier (as of 7/1) for these pre-entrance requirements. It is important to note that any insurance denial of these items will then be the student's responsibility and a bill will be incurred.
New Students Immunization Requirements
Immunization Requirements-View PDF
Immunization Requirement FAQ - View PDF
Immunization Pricing at JBT (if denied by insurance)-View PDF
It is important that you start this process IMMEDIATELY by following the steps below.
- Once the form is reviewed, a nurse or medical assistant will notify you via e-mail if the form meets requirements or not and what other documentation is needed. It is your responsibility to follow up with any outstanding items once this email notification is received. JBT does not provide follow-up reminders or notifications.
Returning Students Immunization Requirements
Part of our role in maintaining a safe and healthy learning and work environment for all includes annual TB surveillance for those students learning in a patient care environment and those working with potentially infectious human blood or body fluids. Compliance with this process is required annually.
Students will need to be vigilant to ensure their TB testing/documentation is completed annually. Staff at the JBT Health and Wellness Center's primary care clinic will screen for compliance upon every visit, but ultimately it is the responsibility of the student to maintain compliance. JBT will run compliance reports early on in each term and communicate with any student that has an expired TB. If the student is not compliant within 30 days of receipt of this notice, their respective associate dean or program director will be notified of the noncompliance. The student will then have 15 days to rectify the issue. If not rectified, a hold will be placed on the student account which will prevent the student's ability to register for further course work.
The JBT Health & Wellness Center is happy to work with students on away rotations who receive such a notice. We are happy to accept results of TB skin tests administered elsewhere that are scanned and emailed or faxed. In addition, the CDC may adopt new vaccine or immunization guidelines which could require the JBT Health & Wellness Center to contact existing students to become compliant with new guidelines. Should this occur during a student's academic career at OHSU, we will issue new guidelines with adequate timelines to ensure the student's safety as well as compliance.
REPORTING OF COMPLIANCE TO YOUR SCHOOL OR ACADEMIC PROGRAM:
JBT Health and Wellness is charged with overseeing overall campus health. In accordance with federal (FERPA) guidelines, the JBT Health & Wellness Center reports compliance with pre-entrance immunization requirements and TB surveillance to your respective schools and program directors if needed.
To view all of the Immunization Forms and Supplemental materials please visit the Immunization Section of our Forms, Policies, and Resources page