I just wrote this
long post about vaccination requirements before I start my CNA course's clinicals in the CNA forum. But I think I should also pose my main question/concern here. It is:
Are you usually required to have all the shots in a multiple dose vaccine (such as the three dose Hepatitis B vaccine which takes a total of six months, or varicella which is, I believe, two doses over 2-4 months) or is having proof of the first dose in the series enough to start class/clinicals as long as you continue to receive the other doses (after the required waiting period) on-time?
I would usually call my school to ask, but they're closed this week (spring break :angryfire ) and I have a feeling I'll be obsessing about this all weekend if I don't get an idea of how this usually works.
Thanks in advance!
Mar 23, '07
I appreciate all the replies (they made me calm down a bit). I'm just hoping all my titers will come back positive and I can find all my medical records by the time clinicals start. Also hoping that the HBV waiver requirement is for the Hepatitis B #3 requirement and they just forgot to put them on the same line. (See the link in my starting post.)
Otherwise, I'll guess I'll just have to wait for the next class to come around. (And while patience may be a virtue, it isn't a virtue I currently posses.)
Quote from MMW37
I have all of mine done (as of yesterday) but I asked and for my school you must have STARTED all vaccination series before registering for nursing classes. We don't have clinicals until second semester though, so you'd be starting clinicals in late August and getting your 3rd Hep B shot in September if you started right now.
Actually I'm enrolled in a CNA course, not a nursing program (first step in my CNA-LPN-RN plan). It lasts about 14 weeks (3 nights a week). Starts mid-May and ends in mid-August.
Ugh. I wish they would have notified me of these requirements sooner.
Last edit by zooz on Mar 23, '07