Clinical Immunization and Documentation Requirements
Required immunizations and documentations are as follows:
Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) – documentation of two (2) MMR shots or a positive titer result.
Varicella (Chicken Pox) – documentation of at lease one (1) Varicella shot or a positive titer result.
Hepatitis B (Hep B) – documentation of three (3) Hep B shots OR a positive titer result. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE RECORD OF 3 HEPATITIS B SHOTS IN YOUR IMMUNIZATION RECORD, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
Tuberculosis (TB) Test – this skin test MUST be done within 12 months of your LAST possible clinical date. Documentation MUST include the date that the test was started and the date that the test results were read. Test must be NEGATIVE. If you get a positive TB skin result, you MUST get a chest X-ray to confirm if the TB is active or not. If the TB is considered active on the X-ray, you will not be able to go to clinicals.
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDaP) – documentation must show a TDaP booster within the last ten (10) years. This is not to be confused with the DTaP shot; they are not the same vaccine.
Influenza (Flu) Shot – seasonal flu shots are required if a student will complete clinical shifts any month between October and May. Flu shots are not required for summer clinical courses. A flu declination waiver is not acceptable for our hospital partnerships. The new flu vaccines release at the end of September and are widely available.
Health Insurance (FRONT and BACK of CARD) – proof of health insurance is required. If a student’s name is NOT on the card, the student will need to contact the insurance company or visit their patient portal to obtain a Verification of Benefits with their name on it. Blue Star Diagnostics will ONLY clear a submission that includes the front AND back of the insurance card. If you do not have insurance, please contact your Clinical Coordinator for options.
CPR Certification – you must show certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Saver CPR or AHA BLS. Our clinical partners DO NOT accept Red Cross.
Professional License: For Paramedic students only. Upload a copy of your NREMT certification and TXDSHS EMT license that is current/not expired.
All student MUST have the correct documentation uploaded into Blue Star Diagnostics by their class deadline date. This date will be given to students by their Professor at the beginning of the course.
* * * Due to the complex nature of clinical placement along with the expectation of our clinical partners, students who do not meet the deadline will NOT proceed into the clinical portion of the course. * * *
Any student who has not met the requirements by the deadline WILL BE removed from the class. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate with their Professor and/or Clinical Coordinator, well in advance of the deadline, if they have any issues, questions or concerns.