The College of Pharmacy requires that all pharmacy students be certified in an approved CPR training program by September 30th of their first professional year in the College of Pharmacy. CPR training can take place at any location that offers the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers two-year certification required by the College and requires classroom time for hands on training and demonstration of skills. Students are required to maintain an updated certification. All CPR certifications and updates are at the expense of the student.
As a prerequisite for Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE and APPE) in the College of Pharmacy, students are expected to have appropriate immunizations for protection of the students and the patients they may see. First year pharmacy students MUST complete all required vaccinations by January 11th of their first professional year. Requirements not met at that time may require repeated vaccinations and may result in cancellation in registered courses for which immunizations are required (e.g. PPS 928). All pharmacy students must complete an annual TB screening. Failure to complete the TB screening may result in cancellation of registration and scheduling of IPPE or APPE. UK HealthCare has also made the influenza vaccine a requirement for everyone working, doing clinical rotations, or volunteering.
Vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur on American college campuses. In order to ensure the safest possible environment for University of Kentucky students, the University has pre-matriculation immunization recommendations. These are based upon recommendations and guidelines issued by the American College Health Association (ACHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), last updated November 2011. (MMWR/Nov 25, 2011/Vol. 6/No. 7)
The University of Kentucky recommends that all incoming students be immunized before enrollment (either through vaccination or naturally acquired immunity) against the following illnesses:*
UHS has an Immunization Compliance Worksheet which serves as a type of vaccine "checklist" designed to explain the TB/vaccine compliance process, including titer options. This allows students to have a better understanding of what is required and to be more involved and invested in this part of their education. Students should complete the form and bring it with them to their first visit to UHS. The Immunization Compliance Worksheet is accessible on UHS website at http://www.ukhealthcare.uky.edu/uhs/
*Please note that the College of Pharmacy students are required to have these immunizations as a prerequisite for experiential education rotations. If you have questions regarding the immunization recommendations, you may call 859-323-INFO (4636).
University Health Service (UHS) welcomes University of Kentucky Health Science College students to the clinic.These compliance requirements have been established to help protect health care providers, as well as their patients during clinical encounters. These requirements reflect CDC guidelines and UK HealthCare policies. If you have a medical contraindication to one or more of the vaccine requirements, please provide UHS with documentation from your primary care provider. Deadlines for completion of compliance are set by the individual colleges. The following immunizations are required for all students involved in clinical activities:
Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, Acellular Pertussis)
Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling 859-323-2778 or online at My UK.
Bring paper copies of all your immunization records to the University Health Service for verification at your scheduled appointment. A nurse will complete your compliance form and give you a copy to bring to your Student Affairs Office. UHS Clinic is located on the second floor of the University Health service Building at 830 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536.
*2-step TB test: Two TB skin test within one year
**IGRA: Blood test for TB
Class of 2019 University Health Service (UHS) Immunization Compliance Forms are due into the Academic & Student Affairs Office by the first day of spring semester classes (January 11, 2015). Class of 2018 & Class of 2017 students must remain current on their annual TB skin test. An updated UHS Immunization Compliance Form must be turned in every 12 months and remain on file in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.