Immunizations

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 your school's new student orientation deadline 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. All required pre-entrance immunizations, tuberculosis screening, and titers must be completed before new student orientation. JBT Health &Wellness Center will ONLY be able to offer assistance with the Hepatitis B requirement for those who have already initiated the series and will only have a certain number of these appointments available. Students must establish with a JBT provider in order to obtain these services. Your insurance will be billed for these services and students will be responsible for covering any fees not covered by their insurance. It is your responsibility to understand any applicable out of pocket costs for these services


 

New Students Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements-View PDF

Immunization Instructions & FAQ - View PDF

Immunization Pricing at JBT -View PDF

It is important that you start this process IMMEDIATELY by following the steps below.

  1. 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 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 and OR SB1558, students submitting the Immune Status Form agree to allow JBT to share compliance only information with your academic program.  Only the designation of compliant or not compliant is shared with your academic program. 


To view all of the Immunization Forms and Supplemental materials please visit the Immunization Section of our Forms, Policies, and Resources page