Health Faculty Immunizations

Notice:

If you have received, or will soon receive, a COVID-19 mRNA immunization, all other immunizations and TB testing must be deferred by a minimum of 4 weeks after your dose. Please ensure that your appointments with the University Health Centre are booked accordingly.

Also, please be aware that if you are vaccinated with any other vaccines (other than a COVID-19 mRNA), you will not be eligible to receive either/any of the Covid-19 vaccines for 2 weeks after injection.


2020/21 Health Faculty Immunizations

Your chosen program of study includes clinical placements as an essential component of your program. In order to protect yourself and the patients you will be interacting with during your placement, you are required to have your immunization records reviewed and updated by a health care professional. We encourage you to visit us to ensure that your immunization requirements are met.


Reviewing Your Immunizations

Upon acceptance to the program, all first year health science students are required to complete the 2021-2022 Faculty Immunization Clearance Form. It is imperative that this form is initiated as soon as possible, as in the absence of some prior immunizations, the immunization process can take upwards of 7 months to complete.

Important note: The process has been changed for 2020-21 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the need to minimize the number and length of in-person appointments. Outlined below are the first steps that are required to have your immunization review initiated by the staff at UHC:

  1. Gather all available immunization records (from infancy to adulthood). Please note: records should be in English or French. Records in any other language must be translated. If your immunization records are located outside of Canada, check with your family, physician, public health unit, or school in your country of origin. If you immigrated to Canada as a child, Immigration Canada requires an immunization record signed from a physician in your country. Ask your parents if they have a copy of the form.
  2. Complete the Appointment Request Form for Health Science Students to initiate your immunization review by a registered nurse at UHC. 
  3. After completing this request form, you will be contacted by a UHC team member with further instructions.

Please be aware that this service is not is covered through provincial health care. There will be an associated fee of $80.00 ($120.00 if you are unable to provide acceptable immunization records or documentation) for all health science students.

Please complete and submit the following UHC Appointment Immunization Review Request Form appropriate to your studies:

Complete the Form

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact UHC at hws@ualberta.ca.


Fees

  • There is an $80.00 fee for Health Sciences Students accessing their first health faculty immunization appointment.
  • If you come to your appointment without complete immunization records, there will be an additional $40.00 fee, for a total of $120. Please note that provincial health care does not cover these fees.
  • Students arriving late will be rescheduled and charged a $50.00 late fee. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, ensure that you contact us 24 hours prior to your appointment to avoid the $50.00 fee (no exceptions).