Quote from ghillbert
As a patient, I'd hope my nurse was correctly immunized.
Particularly in places like ob/newborn units and others where people's immunity may be compromised, like oncology and pedi wards! I would want MY nurse up to date, too, as a patient!
And yes, most nursing schools REQUIRE current vaccinations, to include Hep B and PPD check before you can even start, so for the most part, you will have to be current to begin your nursing journey.
Think about the wellbeing of your patients and unless there is a real medical issue affecting you to prevent such, be up to date on all recommended vaccines at all times! Also remember, you mayl have no idea the immunity status or communicable disease profiles of all patientsyou come into contact with; you want to be protected as much as reasonably possible.