It is the intention of UNMC Student Health to provide knowledge of, and take precautions to prevent, communicable diseases for students preparing to enter the health care profession. Immunizations are an extremely important part of this effort for students during their tenure at UNMC-- and as future medical care providers. Much of what health care students and professionals do in the health care setting comes under federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. UNMC Student Health, along with The Nebraska Medical Center's Healthcare Epidemiology Department, has put in place an immunization policy which adheres to the recommended guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) for healthcare workers [CDC website].
UNMC Student Health, along with The Nebraska Medical Center's Healthcare Epidemiology Department, has put in place an immunization policy which adheres to the recommended guidelines set forth by the CDC for healthcare workers [CDC website].
Specifically, all UNMC students are required to provide evidence of vaccination against, or immunity to, the following:
- rubeola (measles)
- polio (if traveled outside of the Western Hemisphere in the last 5 years)
- varicella (chicken pox)
- tuberculosis (required annually)
- hepatitis B
- influenza immunization is strongly recommended for all students (and is required for all Nursing Students).
These immunization requirements work towards ensuring the health and safety across the entire UNMC community of patients, faculty, students, and visitors.
For immunization requirements, please click the appropriate link below:
- New student requirement (immunization requirements must be complete prior to registering for classes).
- Returning student requirement
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