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University Health Services (UHS) student workers, interns, and volunteers are considered health care personnel, and as a result, have the responsibility to ensure the health and safety of all UHS patients. Student workers, interns, and volunteers must provide proof of the following vaccinations/screenings and background checks prior to beginning their service with UHS.

Required Vaccinations

  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella
    • Two doses of MMR given after the first birthday (at least 28 days apart)
      OR
    • Laboratory confirmation of immunity to all three infections
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
    • Two doses of the Varicella vaccine
      OR
    • Laboratory evidence of immunity 
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
    • A single does of the Tdap vaccine (adolescent/adult booster dose of tetanus/diptheria/pertussis)
    • If it has been greater than 10 years since your Tdap vaccine, yo may need to repeat the tetanus portion of the vaccine. A repeat Tdap will also be acceptable as the tetanus booster in these cases.
  • Influenza
    • Annual flu vaccine--You may get the vaccine form your regular health care provider or schedule an appointment with UHS to receive the vaccine
  • Hepatitis B 
    • Three-dose vaccine series

TB Screening

In addition to the above vaccines, student workers, interns, and volunteers must also provide proof of TB testing before starting. If you are new to UHS, this means you will need to have two TB tests, spaced one to three weeks apart. You may have this done with your regular health care provider and submit documentation or you may schedule an appointment with a nurse, for a charge, to have this done at UHS.

Background Checks

All student workers, interns, and volunteers must complete a criminal history report prior to beginning their service with UHS. Please visit https://epatch.state.pa.us/ to initiate a new report.

*Please note: No other criminal history reports/child abuse clearances will be accepted