Before starting at OHSU program, students need to meet all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization guidelines for health care workers. These are meant to provide a safe environment for students, employees and patients at OHSU and participating clinical and research training sites.
OHSU strongly recommends that all OHSU members, regardless of their work location or job function, remain “up-to-date” with COVID-19 vaccines, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Per policy 03-30-150, all students must be “fully vaccinated” or “up-to-date” with COVID-19 vaccinations OR they must submit a declination form via Enterprise Health and adhere to Student Health’s current requirements designed to minimize COVID-19 transmission. If a student chooses to decline the vaccination, they will need to wear a surgical or procedure mask whenever working with patients. A step-by-step guide for declination is available here. New students wishing to submit a declination should do so when they receive their network login credentials (usually about 30 days before the start of your program).