The protection of the health of students is important so that they will be able to resist illness and not transmit disease to patients. To that end students are required to have certain immunizations and testing prior to the first day of classes.
PLEASE NOTE: The Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP) has changed significantly as of June 20, 2011. The HSIP provides administrative review and tracking of students’ health care personnel requirement status. HSIP no longer provides individual clinical services to entering students. All entering students are now required to complete all immunization and tuberculosis surveillance requirements prior to entry into their health sciences school/program.
For a complete list of the immunization requirements, please refer to this website: https://depts.washington.edu/chsweb/hsi. Nursing students are also required to complete a color vision test.
*This information does not apply to continuing Health Sciences students in their 2nd, 3rd, 4th or later year as of Summer Quarter 2011 as these students will continue to be enrolled under the old health fee coverage.
As a Health Sciences student at the University of Washington, you will be assessed a student health fee of approximately $140, which cover services provided by the Health Sciences Immunizations Program as outlined below:
- Receives, reviews, and reports on your compliance status to your program on a regular basis.
- Provides annual health care personnel services such as an annual PPD (skin test for tuberculosis) and influenza vaccine. This also covers the color vision test that is required of all Nursing students upon entry to the program.
- Counseling for positive PPD conversion.
- Coverage for counseling, testing, and treatment for any Blood Borne Pathogen (BBP) exposure after your insurance is billed.
The health fee and is attached to every student’s account beginning with entry into their health sciences school/program. The fee recurs on the student’s account each year as long as they remain in their health sciences school/program. Students submitting incomplete documentation or late documentation may be subject to additional fees. There are no exceptions to these fees. The policy is subject to change, so please check back for possible updates.
For more information regarding the Health Sciences Immunization Program and a list of required immunizations, please visit the following link: https://depts.washington.edu/chsweb/hsi
For FAQ’s, please check here: http://depts.washington.edu/chsweb/frequently-asked-questions-faqs
For additional information on the School of Nursing Immunizations Policies, please refer to Academic Services Memorandum No. 22.