and Proof of Immunizations
Due to frequent patient
contact, a complete physical and immunizations are required to participate
in the EMS program. The potential student may go to their
personal physician or nurse practitioner or any other place that
do physicals and immunizations. If the student does not have a personal
primary care provider, they may go to a minor emergency care center.
The phonebook has many health resources when it comes to searching
for a place to get a physical.
A physician or nurse practitioner's acknowledgment of immunization must include immunity to Diphtheria/Tetanus (within 5 years), Hepatitis B (3 dose series), Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, Rubella (2 doses) and Varicella (Chicken Pox) (2 doses), a current vaccination for Influenza is also required. A screening to determine the presence of Tuberculosis is also required yearly.
If a student cannot find their immunization
records, the student can have a titer drawn to
see if they have had the immunization. Usually the Measles, Mumps
and Rubella series (MMR) is giving during childhood. The student
must have either two doses of MMR or one dose of MMR and one does
of Rubeola. The student must also have the three dose Hepatitis
B series. This series of doses is given over a six month period,
so it is highly recommended that the student begins the series immediately
to have it completed before clinical rotations. Check with Health
Departments in your area to see if they give these immunizations
if your physician does not.