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HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENT INFORMATION

How to Get to Your Appointment

For instructions on how to get to your appointment at BCIT Student Health Services, please click on the link below.

https://www.bcit.ca/files/healthservices/bcit-student-health-services-how-to-get-to-your-appointment.pdf

Immunization Review Forms and Instructions

Please review the BCIT Health Sciences Immunization Review Instructions before completing the BCIT Immunization Review Forms: Health Sciences or Nursing Program

Vaccination requirements

As noted on the BCIT Health Sciences Immunization Review form, the following vaccinations are required for health science students:

  • Recent (within the past ten years) Tetanus/Diphtheria or Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis vaccine (TdaP required for Nursing students only)
  • An adult booster of Poliomyelitis vaccine
  • Two documented Measles Mumps Rubella vaccines (please be aware re-vaccination will occur if you only received 1 full dose of MMR or had MR only, as well as if you do not have any records)

Note: We do not accept serology for Measles, Mumps, or Rubella as confirmation of immunity

  • Two documented Varicella vaccinations, a self-reported history of Childhood Chickenpox Disease (only if disease occurred before 2004), or serology confirming immunity.
  • Tuberculin (TB) Skin test (must be within the 6 months prior to starting your clinical practicum)
  • Documented series of Hepatitis B immunizations along with mandatory serology for Hepatitis B (must include all 3 markers: HepBsAb, HepBsAg and HepBcAb)
  • It is highly recommended that Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) students be protected against Meningitis. MLS students should receive 2 doses of MenB (Bexsero) and 1 dose of ACYW-135 (Menveo or Menactra). These vaccinations are also suggested for all health care workers.
  • Seasonal Influenza vaccine

Good to know

It is not necessary to complete all of the vaccine requirements listed on the immunization review form on your own. We only require that the form and any records you have are submitted prior to the deadline set by your program. The form does not need to be signed by a doctor, and all vaccines are provided free during your immunization review appointment. However, we do charge for the Immunization Review appointment ($25) and TB Skin Test ($35).

The TB Skin Test will be completed during your Immunization Review appointment. If you choose to complete the TB Skin Test outside of BCIT SHS, it must be completed within 6 months of entry into your first clinical placement. If you have tested positive in the past, a chest X-Ray is recommended. Records of previous chest X-Rays can be used as long as the chest X-Ray is recent (within 1-2 years of entering the program).

Further help and immunization information

Information regarding Meningitis and Vaccines:

Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns after reviewing the BCIT Health Sciences Immunization Review Instructions or Health Sciences Immunization Review Form, please contact the nurses at Student Health Services:

  • By Phone: 604-432-8843
  • By Email: Nurses@bcit.ca(forms can be sent here, please call for all other inquiries)

If you are a current BCIT Health Sciences student and have been in to see us for your immunization review, but still require immunizations or information please call us to discuss next steps.

For other BCIT Student Health Services Appointments (e.g. Physician, Counselling or Psychiatrist) please contact our front desk at 604-432-8608.