In accordance with the policy of UW Health Sciences, the University of Washington School of Public Health requires that all students show documentation of protection against a number of vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as screening for tuberculosis. To accomplish this requirement, a form documenting immunizations and TB testing must be submitted to the UW Campus Health Services by all students enrolled in the School of Public Health.
New students must have the form completed by a health care provider, scanned and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, July 31, 2012. If the student is unable to scan the document, the form can be faxed to 206-616-8434. (Students who fax their form should email email@example.com and call 206-616-9074 to ensure that the fax was received.)
New students who are in the middle of a series (e.g., the HepB series), must still turn in the form by July 31. They must complete the series as soon as possible and report the results to firstname.lastname@example.org as each item in the series is completed.
In addition to submitting the form, most entering students must get a second TB test (as per current CDC recommendations, and explained on the form) during orientation. There will be PPD clinics held on campus in September to provide this testing.
Students not in compliance will NOT be allowed at any practicum sites, nor will they be allowed to register for the following quarter.
All continuing students are required to have their annual tuberculosis screening between August 31st and Oct. 15th. There will be annual PPD clinics held on campus in September to provide this testing. If a continuing student does not receive an annual TB test this fall, they will be out of compliance and will need to get in compliance before being allowed to be at his/her practicum site and or to register for the following quarter.
Continuing students with prior positive TB tests who need to complete their annual TB Symptom Survey should email email@example.com during September and follow the instructions on the auto-reply to submit their symptom survey response.
The administrative and clinical service costs of the Health Sciences Immunization Program are supported by an annual mandatory HEALTH FEE of approximately $95-$110 that is billed to every student’s account. The fee recurs on the student’s account each year as long as she or he remains in the program.
For this fee, the Health Sciences Immunization program will:
This fee does not cover:
This applies to BOTH first-year and returning students
You may be exempt from having to report your immunizations to the UW and having to pay the Health Fee IF:
If you feel you may qualify for this exemption, you must:
Please provide your student number, the program that you are enrolling in, and your student/UW email address in your communication. You will be notified by August 31, 2012, whether or not you are exempt from the UW HSIP. Requests for exemptions for the 2012-13 academic year will not be reviewed after August 15, 2012.