PRE-ENTRANCE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTSOHSU health policy requires that students complete pre-entrance immunization requirements prior to starting school and 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. You may turn in incomplete forms to obtain your name badge but you will be assessed a $95 incomplete fee. Initial compliance with the immunization requirements needs to be met within 30 days of matriculation. If you are not compliant with all requirements within this time frame, a hold will be placed on your student account that will suspend your student status and prevent you from registering and attending classes.
New Students Immunization Requirements
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It is important that you start this process IMMEDIATELY by following the steps below;
- Gather your vaccine information history and transfer the immunization dates and all pertinent history to the Immune Status Form
- Email the completed form to JBT Health & Wellness Center or fax to 503 494-2958. Include all documented vaccine records with this form, as this will save you time and may decrease the number of vaccines needed to bring you up to date with requirements.
- Once the form is reviewed, a nurse will notify you via e-mail if the form meets requirements or not.
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 or those working with potentially infectious human blood or body fluids. Compliance with this process is required annually for these students.
These students will be notified by JBT Health Clinic nurses when an annual TB skin test is due. If you are not compliant within 30 days of receipt of this notice, your respective Associate Dean or program director will be notified of your noncompliance. The student will then have 15 days to rectify the issue. If not, 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 from time to time, 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 your academic career at OHSU we would issue new guidelines and adequate timelines to ensure your safety as well as your compliance.
REPORTING OF COMPLIANCE TO YOUR SCHOOL OR ACADEMIC PROGRAM:
As OHSU Schools and programs are charged with overseeing overall campus health in accordance with federal (FERPA) guidelines, the JBT Health & Wellness Center reports compliance with pre-immunization requirements and TB surveillance to your respective schools and program directors if needed. All other medical information falls under HIPAA protection.
To view all of the Immunization Forms and Supplemental materials please visit the Immunization Section of our Forms, Policies, and Resources page