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Immunization Requirements

Documentation of all required immunizations must be submitted with the Allied Health program application form to be considered for acceptance into the program.    If immunizations expire, or new requirements are added while the student is in the program, the students must obtain the necessary immunizations and provide documentation at his or her own expense.

Acceptable documentation of proof of immunization may include:

  • A signed letter from your physician or physician's office
  • A signed immunization record
  • A copy of laboratory results demonstrating proof of immunity

     
  • Tuberculosis (TB) PPD Testing:  All YVCC Allied Health Programs require a two-step PPD test to establish a base line.  The second PPD test is administered in 1 to 3 weeks after the first.  (You will see the nurse 4 times for a two-step).  If you have or have had a positive PPD test, a chest x-ray is required for YVCC student to demonstrate no active Tuberculosis.  YVCC requires anyone who had a positive PPD to sign a yearly screening form that testifies that they have had no tuberculosis symptoms since their last Chest X-Ray.  Once the student has a positive PPD skin test, no further skin tests are done since once positive, always positive.  A person, who has been exposed to tuberculosis, must have a repeat of the PPD Test.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap):  Within the last 8 years Td is not acceptable as they do not have Pertussis in this vaccine.
  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR): Documentation of 2 doses MMR vaccine or record of laboratory serology (titers) results. You cannot be pregnant and must not become pregnant for the next month if receiving MMR shots since these are live vaccines.  You may be breast feeding.  Please check with your physician.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): Student will be required to provide documentation of inoculation series (2 shots) or record of positive serology (titer) results or physician documentation of disease. You cannot be pregnant and must not become pregnant for the next month if receiving Varicella shots since these are live vaccines.  You may be breast feeding.  Please check with your physician.
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B):  Three injections are required over a six month period.  The second dose must be at least one month after the first dose; the third dose is administered 6 month after the first.  Hepatitis B injections can be further apart.  For example, if you had one injection five years ago, you would pick up where you left off.   A titer may be done if the student believes they have had Hepatitis B, but cannot find documentation. Documentation proving the first two ijections have been completed must be in the student's file prior to acceptance into a program.  Documentation of completion of the third injection must be on file prior to externship rotation, or acceptance will be nullified.  Surgical Technology students must have documentation of all three injections in the application packet to be considered for acceptance.  Any condition to the rule will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Hepatitis A (Hep A):  Currently not required, but strongly recommended for all health care professionals.  Two injections are required.  The second one must be at least 6 months after the first one.  Yakima is a high risk area for Hep. A.
  • Current Year Seasonal Flu immunization: Many of the drug stores currently administer flu shots. Seasonal flu shots are usually administered from late September to May for the current seasonal flu season.

 

IF IMMUNIZATION STATUS IS NOT CURRENT AND DOCUMENTED IN THE STUDENT'S FILE, THE STUDENT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LABORATORY COURSES OR THE CLINICAL COURSES.

 

 

 

 

 

You may choose to check with or visit your family doctor for immunizations or check with local drug stores for immunizations.  Below is a list of clinics that are private pay only-cash, check or credit card - NO insurance:

 

 

LocationsAvailability

Tieton Village Drug

3708 Tieton Drive

Yakima, WA 98902

509.966-6850

 

 

Offers vaccines through Yakima County's Vaccine for Adults Program.  Adults who are 400% federal poverty level or below, MMR, Hepatitis B, Tdap, Varicella, Pneumoccocal, HPV and shingles vaccines are free of charge.  There will be a small administration fee of $15.00.  For adults who are 200% federal poverty level or below, the Tdap vaccine will also be provided free with no administration fee.

 

Tuberculosis (TB) PPD testing $40.00

 

 

Central Washington Occupational Medicine 
206 So. 11th Ave Suite 45
Yakima, WA 98902
509.575.5058
Walk-in hours Monday-Friday 7:30-5:00
(NO TB SKIN TESTS ON THURSDAYS)
No one under the age of 18 years.
Tuberculosis (TB) PPD testing $15.00
Central Washington Occupational Medicine 
516 W Fourth Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948
509.865.1555
Walk-in hours Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00-5:00,
Tuesdays 8:00-noon
(NO TB SKIN TESTS ON THURSDAYS)
Located next to the hospital
No one under the age of 18 years.
Tuberculosis (TB) PPD testing $15.00
The Healthy Worker 
210 S. 11th Ave. # 41
Yakima, WA 98902
509.895-7340
Walk-in hours Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00
(NO TB SKIN TESTS ON THURSDAYS)
No one under the age of 18 without parent or legal guardian present to give consent.
Tuberculosis (TB) PPD testing $15.00
Yakima Worker Care
409 South 12th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
509.575.2949
http://www.yakimaworkercare.com
Walk-in 7am-5pm MTWF
(NO TB SKIN TESTS ON THURSDAYS)
No one under the age of 18 years.
Tuberculosis (TB) PPD testing $18.00
Sunnyside Worker Care
1614 E Edison, Suite E
Sunnyside, WA 98944
509.836.0075
http://www.yakimaworkercare.com
Walk-in 8am-5pm MTWF
(NO TB SKIN TESTS ON THURSDAYS)
No one under the age of 18 years.
Tuberculosis (TB) PPD testing $18.00​