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 the 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. 

Specifically, all UNMC students are required to provide evidence of vaccination against, or immunity to, the following:

These immunization requirements work towards ensuring the health and safety across the entire UNMC community of patients, faculty, students, and visitors.

Immunization Requirements for New Students
UNMC Student Health is now accepting all immunization records (new and updated) online using MyRecords. Please log on and click on Access Immunization Center. From there you can both choose to upload your current immunizations as well as generate your immunization record.  There are instructions once you log in, but if you have any questions, please contact student health (information below). 

Immunization Requirements for Returning Students
If you are a returning student, you may only need to get your annual Tuberculosis (abbreviated "TB") test (called "PPD"). It is the responsibility of the student to make sure his/her TB (PPD) information is updated EVERY YEAR. 

To clarify, there are two stages of TB testing. As a returning student, you should be in the second group described below:

Students will be unable to attend classes and labs until Student Health has approved all required immunizations. 

Questions? Contact:
UNMC Student Health
983075 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-3075
Phone: 402-559-5158 or 402-559-5691
Email: studenthealth@unmc.edu