When you enter any training program in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University, you must provide documentation of your:
- 2 step tuberculin skin test status,
- varicella serological status and
- immunization history for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, polio, tetanus and Hepatitis B.
For the Hepatitis B vaccine, you must submit to the School documentation of receipt of all 3 doses by the physician or Health Unit, as well as laboratory evidence of immunity (i.e., positive serology for the antibody to Hepatitis B surface antigen 2-3 months post-vaccination [HBsAg]).
Annual influenza and COVID-19 immunization are also required before clinical/fieldwork placements.
Newly admitted students will receive an immunization record by email or mail that must be completed in full.
You are advised to visit your family physician, student health services or public health office to be screened or to enter an immunization schedule. Vaccination occurs at your cost.
For students entering the first year of a rehabilitation therapy program, this documentation is required in the week prior to the start of classes. It is understood that Hepatitis B immunization may not be complete at registration, but all Hepatitis B tests must be in progress and must be completed 3 weeks prior to commencement of the first clinical placement.