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 does not pay for any program pre-matriculation health requirements.
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. Students' submitted immunization records are housed in the Student Health office located on the 2nd floor of the Durham Outpatient Center. It is the student's responsibility to submit any updated information to the Student Health office via fax (402-559-8118) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). This includes any vaccinations or lab test results that were completed in the Student Health Clinic on the 3rd floor of the Durham Outpatient Center (in the Family Medicine clinic).