University of Washington School of Public Health

Required Immunizations

In accordance with the policy of UW Health Sciences, the University of Washington School of Public Health requires that certain student groups show documentation of protection against a number of vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as screening for tuberculosis.

The University of Washington health sciences schools (of which the School of Public Health is one) signs "Affiliation Agreements" with area agencies so that our students may be placed in practicums at those agencies. Compliance with certain immunizations and screenings are part of those agreements. The UW is required to track and provide verification that our students meet these requirements before we can allow our students onto practicum sites (and if they fall out of compliance, we must pull the students from the sites.) The Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP) is the office that tracks this compliance. Students in all UW health sciences programs must comply with HSIP requirements, which are based on CDC recommendations for health care personnel regarding immunizations, immune status, and TB screening. The HSIP requirements and CDC recommendations may change during a student's tenure in a UW Health Sciences program. If the HSIP requirements and CDC recommendations change after the student meets initial HSIP requirements, the student will be required to comply with the updated HSIP requirements until the completion of their degree program.

What SPH student groups are required to participate in the program?

  • All MPH students
  • All HIHIM undergraduate and certificate students
  • All Nutritional Sciences students (MS, MPH, PhD)

Where can I find out more about forms, requirements and tests?

Participating Student Groups Contacts