Updated March 4, 2024

The Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP) ensures students enrolled in health sciences academic programs comply with the requirements detailed in the University’s affiliation agreements with clinical and practicum training sites. These affiliation agreements require students to complete and document immunizations and tuberculosis (TB) screening as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for healthcare personnel. The requirements reduce the risk of exposure to communicable diseases for students and their patients/clients.  Students are required to comply with updated CDC and HSIP requirements upon enrollment and continue to meet ongoing requirements until completion of their degree program, even if those requirements change during a student’s enrollment. It is the student’s responsibility to meet any requirements of a training site that may differ from those requested by HSIP.

Due to the nature of health sciences training programs, exemptions are rarely granted and only in alignment with CDC recommendations for documented medical conditions for which there is a vaccine contraindication, HSIP policy, and University policy and practice. Please refer to the Vaccine Exemptions section on the HSIP webpage and the Health Sciences Immunization Program Policy for details about exemptions to HSIP requirements. 

HSIP Phone Consultation:  If you would like to talk directly to an HSIP staff member regarding your requirements, please schedule a 20-minute phone consultation using this Calendly link: https://calendly.com/myshots/30min. Please note:  Phone consultation appointments need to be made 24 hours in advance; HSIP does not offer same-day consultation.  For healthcare resources refer to Vaccine, Titer, and TB Screening Resources & Records section below.  

HSIP Immunization, Titer, and TB Screening Requirements

Vaccine, Titer, and TB Screening Resources & Records

Documentation Requirements

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Hepatitis B

Tuberculosis (TB) Screening

Vaccine Exemptions

Reimbursement of Uncovered Costs Related to Exposures

CastleBranch Troubleshooting

Contact

Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP) Contact

(206) 616-9074