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Immunization Requirements

Any necessary immunizations needed by CPE residents are paid for by the hospital. Students in our summer and extended units of CPE should talk with their seminary health service or with their local health department about receiving the following immunizations prior to beginning the CPE unit.  

CPE Interns must provide the following documentation prior to commencement of the Internship:

  1. Negative Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) within the past 12 months and appropriate care if positive. If unable to receive a TST, a negative TB signs and symptoms review plus documentation of a past negative chest x-ray.
  2. 2 MMRs or the equivalent or positive titers to all three diseases or medical documentation of having all three diseases.
  3. Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) if it has been > 2 years since the last Td (tetanus-diphtheria).
  4. 2 doses of Varicella vaccine or report of history of disease or positive titer to the disease.
  5. Three doses of appropriately spaced Hepatitis B vaccine along with a positive titer to the disease by the end of the individual’s first clinical rotation in the Medical Center.
  6. Influenza vaccination, as required for compliance with Medical Center Infectious Disease Standards. 

In the event of an outbreak of any vaccine preventable disease, Hospital Epidemiology, in conjunction with the State Department of Health, will determine restrictions to be placed on individuals that lack evidence of immunity.

Should you have questions, please contact chaplaincy@virginia.edu or call 434-924-2642.