Annual Tuberculosis Screening

Students must provide initial TB screening documentation before they may enter any clinical/practicum settings or begin patient/client contact. After the initial requirement is met, documentation of annual TB screening is needed to continue registering for classes each year. The annual requirement can be met with yearly TB skin tests, IGRA (interferon gamma release assay) blood tests, or symptom reviews (for those who have already sent documentation of a positive TB skin test or IGRA and negative CXR).

Submit your documentation to myshots@uw.edu. Please include in the email text: your name, your UW student ID#, and which Health Sciences program you’re in. In the email subject line, please write “Annual TB test results.”

If you already sent documentation of a previously positive TB skin test or IGRA to HSIP, please click on this link to send HSIP your answers to the annual TB Symptoms Survey questions. Students with a documented previously positive TB screening test do not need to have another screening test; they need only to complete the annual TB symptom survey.

Annual Influenza Vaccine

Students are required to receive annual influenza vaccine between August and November each year, or they will not be able to register for winter quarter. The requirement can be met by sending documentation to myshots@uw.edu. Please include in the text of the email: your name, your UW student ID#, and which Health Sciences school/program you’re in. In the email subject line, please write “Annual flu vaccine.”

WAIVERS: If you have a MEDICAL contraindication to receiving flu vaccine, submit an explanatory statement from a provider and an annual waiver request between August and November each year. There is a required form for this purpose, 2017 Influenza Waiver Letter for Providers.  Email flu waiver request forms to myshots@uw.edu. Please include in the email text: your name, your UW student ID#, and which Health Sciences school/program you’re in. In the email subject line, please write “Flu Waiver”.

Questions?

For questions about the annual requirements, check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of this website. Or contact the HSIP staff:
HSIP voicemail: 206-616-9074
E-mail: myshots@uw.edu (Please include the question topic in the subject line.)