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Upper Year Annual Health Screening Requirements

Upper Year Undergraduate/Graduate Health Professional Programs

These are mandatory requirements for continued participation in clinical activities.

  • Students granted full clearance in Year One are required to submit annual tuberculosis (TB) screening. 
  • Students granted provisional clearance are required to complete all outstanding requirements, in addition to annual TB screening.  This includes all outstanding vaccinations for tetanus/diphtheria/polio, and Hepatitis B vaccinations/serology.
  • Students returning from a leave of absence are required to complete all outstanding requirements and any updated requirements, in addition to annual TB screening.
  • Programs reserve the right to exclude students from class if health screening requirements are not met.

 

**TIMING OF COVID-19 VACCINE AND TB TESTING/OTHER VACCINES**

Tuberculin skin testing (TST) must be given and read before OR given at least 28 days after a COVID-19 vaccine.

Other vaccines must be delayed until at least 28 days after a COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccines may be given any time after all steps of TST have been completed, and must be delayed until

at least 14 days after other vaccines.

 

Upper Year Student Submission Deadline for all FHS Programs is

July 31, 2021

ANNUAL TB SCREENING

Complete after May 1 and submit by July 31

All returning students must submit the:

Annual TB Screening Form

This form includes a risk assessment questionnaire. Only students who have been exposed to active (infectious) TB disease need to submit a single TST. 

** Note:  Some placement sites may require a more recent TST; students are responsible to be aware of their placement site’s requirements. **

 

Rehabilitation Sciences Students in their final year: If you are a student in the final year of your program AND your final placement starts before September 1st you are not required to submit annual TB screening. If your final placement begins after September 1st then you are required to submit annual TB screening.

 

See Tuberculosis for more information.

 

Document Submission

See Forms and Submission tab on left side bar for instructions.

 

Questions?

 

If you have questions please contact:

McMaster FHS Health Screening
1280 Main Street West, HSC 3H46
Hamilton ON L8S 4K1
Telephone: 905-525-9140 ext22249/28639
Email: hrsadmin@mcmaster.ca

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