Immunization and Compliance Requirements

You should have been given a detailed sheet of instructions, but here is some more information on the Immunization and Compliance Requirements for Lane Community College EMS Programs.


Hepatitis B

OPTION 1: Documentation of 3 Hep B vaccinations previously received

OPTION 2: Series of 3 Hep B vaccinations

  1. Dose 1
  2. Approx 28 days later Dose 2 (You can start clinical at this point.)
  3. Approx 5 months later Dose 3 (Must be continued to maintain clinical.)

OPTION 3: Immune Surface Antibody Titer showing your immunity (they will draw blood for this option).


MMR

(Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)

OPTION 1: Documentation of 2 MMR vaccinations previously received

This can be a combination of individual Measles, Mumps, and Rubella or MMR to meet the requirement of two doses of Measles (Rubeola), two doses of Mumps and 1 dose of Rubella

OPTION 2: Series of 2 MMR vaccinations

  1. Dose 1
  2. Approx 28 days later Dose 2

OPTION 3: Immune Surface Antibody Titer showing your immunity (they will draw blood for this option).

You must have an immune titer for each of the three Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (total of 3 titers). People often find they are only partially immune and require a booster MMR with follow up titer.

NOTE: You will cause issues if you try to jump between the options. For example, if you start option 3 uploading documentation of a titer showing you are not immune, you will be required to follow up with a booster dose and another titer until you meet the titer requirement of immunity. You can not add prior doses and booster to count as 3 doses and switch from option 3 to option 2 once started.


Varicella

(Chicken Pox)

OPTION 1: Documentation of 2 Varicella vaccinations previously received

OPTION 2: Series of 2 Varicella vaccinations

  1. Dose 1
  2. Approx 28 days later Dose 2

OPTION 3: Immune Surface Antibody Titer showing your immunity (they will draw blood for this option).

NOTE: Having Chicken Pox as a child does not count for this requirement (even if it is documented on your medical records). Check to make sure proior record was for vaccination and not history of disease.


Adult TDaP

(Tetanus, Diptheria, Acellular Pertussis)

OPTION 1: Documentation of 1 TDaP vaccinations previously received as teen/adult within last 10 years

OPTION 2: Documentation of 1 TDaP vaccinations previously received as teen/adult over 10 years and 1 Tetanus within last 10 years

OPTION 3: TDaP vaccination

NOTE: Tetanus has been a common immunization, but it was previously given in different formats. You may see something similar on your immunization records but it must be the TDaP in order to include the full Pertussis. If you have had a documented TDaP but it has been longer than 10 years since your Tetanus, you will need to update that.

 

TB Test

OPTION 1: Two Part TB Test consists of FOUR visits to your medical provider.

  1. Skin is exposed
  2. 48-72 hrs later reaction is read
  3. wait 7-21 days
  4. Skin is exposed a second time
  5. 48-72 hrs later reaction is read

OPTION 2: If you have had a TB Test that shows a reaction, you can get a chest x-ray. These are good for 3 years. So if you have a prior chest x-ray with negative results we will accept that, but you will need to contact Marleena Pearson to get an additional form to go along with those results. 

OPTION 3: QuantiFERON Gold or Tspot blood test with negative results within the last 12 months.


Flu Shot

OPTION 1: Shot from a medical provider that is from the current season*.

OPTION 2: If you have a medical history** that prevents you from getting the flu shot, you will need to contact Marleena Pearson to get a special waiver form. Your doctor will be required to complete the form.

*Typically the flu season is September – March. This means you can sometimes find places that will give you the immunization during the summer, but often it is from the previous year and does not meet the requirements of this current year.

** Due to a history of life-threatening allergic reaction to chicken eggs, or after receiving a previous flu vaccination or have experienced Guillain-BarrĂ© Syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks of a previous flu vaccination..


Drug Screen

Students only have one accepted method for Drug Screens. Health Professions has a very specific drug and alcohol test that can not be ordered at your chosen location. You must follow the instructions you were given for your program.

CastleBranch Students : When you start your account you are ordering a package that includes Background Check, Drug Screen, and Medical Document Manager.

  • You will receive an email with an electronic chain of custody telling you where to go to give your urine sample.
    • You MUST follow the instructions from CastleBranch.
    • You MUST go to the location specified by CastleBranch.
    • You MUST give the sample within the time frame allowed by CastleBranch.
  • If you do not get this email within 24 hours of starting your account:
    • Check your spam or junk mail folders for the email
    • Contact CastleBranch to request another email