16
September
2011
|
07:22 PM
America/New_York

Important notice to students in Health Sciences and Human Services programs

CDSP/Medical Clearance Update FOR STUDENTS IN HEALTH SCIENCES AND HUMAN SERVICES


This message is for students in the following programs:



  • Cardiovascular Technology

  • Early Childhood Education and ECE Intensive

  • Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist Assistant

  • Pharmacy

  • Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography

  • Personal Service Worker

  • Practical Nursing

  • Nursing, RPN TO BScN

  • Autism & Behavioural Science

  • Concurrent Disorders

  • Office Admin Medical 3rd Semester


NEW Requirement: Pertussis


VERY IMPORTANT: New and Returning students please note that vaccination against pertussis (with Adacel or Tdap) in the last 10 years is NEW a requirement of clearance that came into effect in August 2011. Many returning students who were cleared are now being denied access to clinical placements. You MUST check your immunization records and if you have not received Adacel it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you get vaccinated at your family physician and walk in clinic immediately.


Do not wait for us to call you. When you get vaccinated, get proof of vaccination (yellow immunization record, doctors note, or computerized note) and bring to a clearance clinic ASAP or fax in the results to 905 528-0517. 


We will begin to call students who have not been vaccinated with Adacel in the last ten years, will be informed that they must get vaccinated and bring results (or fax results) to our offices within two weeks. Failure to do so will lead to having medical clearances revoked.