DDPC Immunization Requirements

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Mandatory

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps Rubella)
    • If born before January 1, 1957 no proof of immunization is needed.
    • If born after January 1, 1957 you must show proof of 2 MMR immunizations
      or
    • Provide proof of positive MMR titer (blood test) indicating immunity.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • Evidence of 2 varicella immunizations
      or
    • Positive varicella titer indicating immunity
      or
    • Document signed by employee stating “to the best of their knowledge”, the month/year they were infected with Chicken Pox.
  • Tuberculin Skin Test (also known as TST or PPD)
    • Documentation of a “two-step” TST within the past 12 months
    • Documentation of a negative TST within the past 12 months followed by a 1-step TST at DDPC prior to orientation (for new employees/volunteers only. Students are responsible for meeting healthcare immunization requirements prior to clinicals.)
    • New employees/volunteers who have no TST history within past 12 months must contact DDPC Employee Health to schedule a 2-step TST at least 2 weeks prior to start date.
      or
    • If past TST test was positive, provide documentation of the positive TB test and proof of a follow-up negative chest X-ray.
  • All students must meet immunization requirements prior to starting clinical assignments.
  • Students must provide immunizations documentation.

Recommended

  • Hepatitis B
    • If you have received the 3-part Hepatitis B immunization series, please provide documentation of the series.
    • The 3-part Hepatitis B immunization series is highly recommended (OSHA). It is offered to all employees/volunteers at risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens at no cost.
    • If the Hepatitis B series is declined, DDPC requires the employee/volunteer to sign a Hepatitis B Declination Form.
    • The Hepatitis B series will be available at no cost to all employees/volunteers who initially decline the Hepatitis B series.