Immunization & TB Screening
Immunizations are usually recommended for any of three reasons:
- As part of routine primary care, either because a primary series was never given or completed in childhood, or because adult doses come due.
- Because a student is traveling to an area where disease risk exists.
- Because a student’s clinical, lab, or work environment carries risk of exposure to disease. Students who require vaccinations as part of their lab protocol will be notified by their lab manager or PI and vaccinated by UCSF Occupational Health Services.
SHCS offers TB screening. Students enrolled in programs involving patient contact are required to be screened for TB at least annually. See Annual TB Requirement for details.
Students may require TB screening for other reasons. Examples are travelers returning from foreign countries where TB is endemic, students exposed to a confirmed case of active TB, and students with symptoms consistent with TB disease. If you need to be screened for TB and have already met your Annual TB Requirement, you may walk-in to Parnassus or Mission Bay during business hours.
Students who require TB screening as part of their lab protocol will be notified by their lab manager or PI and screened by UCSF Occupational Health Services.
Immunization & TB Records
You may obtain immunization records at any time. To request immunization records, walk-in to SHCS with positive identification or fax the Medical Release form to SHCS (415) 476-6137 or log onto MyHealthRecord to print your own copy. There is no fee for either process.