Immunizations

Upon acceptance into the program students will be required to upload copies of their immunization records to a Medical Document Manager that the program maintains through CastleBranch. Accepted students must meet all immunization requirements. The information below only provides an overview.

  • Tetanus-Diphtheria
    • vaccine within the past 10 years
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
    • immunization (proof of two MMR’s), or positive MMR titer result
  • Hepatitis B
    • 3 doses and positive Hep B titer result, or signed declination

Note: choosing not to get Hepatitis B vaccination may impact our ability to assign you to clinical sites. The waiver option is not appropriate for some programs.

  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • immunization or positive varicella titer result
  • TB Skin Test (also called PPD test
    • 2-step method with negative result
    • if PPD is positive, negative chest x-ray results and clearance from your physician is required, or a negative QuantiFERON blood test.
    • annual TB test is required by some healthcare organizations
  • Influenza Vaccination
    • A seasonal influenza vaccine is strongly recommended. A student may decide to sign a waiver but, in so doing, must realize that there are hospitals which will not accommodate students without documentation of their seasonal influenza vaccine. Any student without a flu vaccine must also wear a mask for their entire clinical experience during the “official” flu season.

US Healthworks

Bellevue College has partnered with US Healthworks to assist students in health science programs with low-cost and convenient options for completing their immunization requirements.

U S HealthWorks Authorization Form – Bellevue College – Health Sciences

Last Updated September 19, 2017