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Immunization Policy

Immunization policy records are maintained by the Nursing Office to meet the requirements of contracts maintained with clinical sites participating in the education of our student nurses. This policy must be adhered to by ALL nursing students. Entry into the program will be denied to anyone not willing to follow the policy since Glen Oaks would not be able to place you in clinicals; therefore, you would not be able to complete the program.

Students entering Glen Oak’s Nursing program are required to submit evidence of immunizations on a health record or physical form completed by your physician as follows:

Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)

Students born in or after 1957 must:

Have proof of two (2) MMRs in your file. If you have no proof of two (2) MMRs you must receive them before entry into the program, the doses should be one month apart, so you would need to have the first one two (2) months before your classes start, and the 2nd one NO LATER THAN one (1) month prior to 1st day of class.

In lieu of getting the MMR’s you may get titers drawn for Measles, Mumps and Rubella but they must prove immunity to each disease, otherwise you will need to get the MMRs.

Students born before 1957 must:

Have one documented MMR
Submit *titer for Rubella showing immunity.

PLEASE NOTE: Measles vaccinations may temporarily suppress tuberculin reactivity, therefore, tuberculin testing should be postponed 4-6 weeks after receiving an MMR immunization. MMR should not be given to women known to be pregnant or who are considering becoming pregnant within 3 months of immunization.

Hepatitis B

Proof of Hepatitis B immunity through submission of a health record showing the 3 Hepatitis B shot series OR Hep B Surface (AB) Anti-Body *titer is REQUIRED. If you are just starting the series of three shots, you need to know that 2 shots must be done before you can start clinicals. The third shot is administered 4 to 6 months later so this series takes about 5-7 months to complete. If you are getting the series for the first time to enter the program, you WILL need a titer drawn after completing the series.

Chicken Pox

Proof of immunity by *titer or 2 vaccinations.

Tuberculin (TB) Testing

A TB test with negative results is required yearly. If there has been a previous positive reading you will need to get a Chest X-ray for your record showing you do not have TB. Those are required every 2 years.

PLEASE NOTE: Measles vaccinations may temporarily suppress tuberculin reactivity, therefore, tuberculin testing should be postponed 4-6 weeks after receiving an MMR immunization.

Tetanus, Diptheria & Pertussis (TDAP)

One time dose of TDAP as soon as feasible to all Health Care Provider’s (HCP) who have not received TDAP previously. Get TD boosters every 10 years thereafter.

Flu Shot(s)

Yearly Influenza Vaccine(s) IN SEASON (FALL/WINTER).

COVID-19 Vaccination

Completion of an FDA-authorized vaccination or series of vaccinations is required.

*Covid vaccine exemptions are available. Please contact the Nursing Office for information.

*titera titer is a blood test that shows antibodies sufficient to produce immunity