Required Immunizations

Required Immunizations

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. Under these guidelines, and those set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  there are certain sets of immunizations that are required of all healthcare workers.

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)
  • rubella
  • mumps
  • diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis
  • polio (if traveling outside of the Western Hemisphere)
  • 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: