Please see our policy on immunization for complete information. Students must submit their immunization record to the College of Nursing prior to participation in clinical experience.
The provinces and territories are responsible for immunization programs. If you do not have your immunization records contact Public Health Services or your provincial/territorial Ministry of Health.
Students should have their immunization status current for the following:
- Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td)
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Tuberculin skin test (TST)
- Hepatitis B (HB)
- Begin this series ASAP, as it takes several months to complete
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
The COVID-19 vaccine should be administered alone. An interval of 14 days from another vaccine is needed before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. It is recommended to wait 28 days after a COVID-19 vaccine before receiving other vaccines.
COVID-19 Vaccine and Tuberculin Skin Test
If TB testing or TB blood work is required, it should be administered and read before immunization or delayed for at least 4 weeks after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine prior to having all steps of the TB test completed may cause the test to show a false-negative result. Vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine may take place at any time after all steps of tuberculin skin testing has been completed.
Note: Read the immunization requirements letter for your site to see full details on the immunization requirements and process.
Other immunizations may be required for certain clinical placements and in specific circumstances, such as disease outbreaks. Students who refuse or are unable to comply with this requirement may be at risk of not being able to complete required components of their program.
Please take your immunization record to the University of Saskatchewan Student Health Centre, your Primary Health Care Practitioner, or your local Public Health Services to ensure the current status of your immunizations and to receive any outstanding immunizations. Students are responsible for any associated costs.
Note: The students for whom immunizations are contraindicated need to submit a medical exemption issued by their treating physician.