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Immunization Requirements

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS – ENTRY TO MLSC 1010 (Updated April 2019)

Below are the requirements and relevant links for students prior to entry into on-Campus MLSC courses. These requirements must be completed in order for students to be eligible to participate in laboratory-based courses. 

Students are responsible for keeping the original documents at all times. Students must monitor their uoit.net email address throughout the entire year to facilitate smooth handling of their documentation.

NOTE: Please begin the process of completing the required documentation as soon as you receive your grades at the end of the winter semester. Time required for completion can be extensive and may delay your attendance to mandatory components of the MLSc program if not complete by the due dates.

IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

If you require specific information regarding immunization, please contact Marsha Townsend via email (marsha.townsend@uoit.ca) or telephone at 905.721.8668 ext. 6187.  Marsha’s office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30-4:30.  Urgent inquiries can be made to Evelyn Moreau via email (evelyn.moreau@uoit.ca) or telephone at 905.721.8668 ext. 2826 if you get an out-of-office message for Marsha.

 

Relevant Students

When to Begin

Required Document

Due Dates

Students entering MLSC 1010 the next fall semester

April prior to the fall semester

Entry Immunization Form  MLSc 

First Friday in July prior to fall semester

Students entering MLSC 1010:

  • An introduction to the immunization requirements, document and process will be provided during a tutorial session of HLSC 2110 Foundations in Clinical Biochemistry in the winter semester of the first year in the MLSc program.
  • Entry immunization includes proof of completion of a two-step tuberculosis (TB) test or documentation from a health care provider indicating they have no signs of active TB if have previously tested positive.
  • The influenza (flu) vaccination is not mandatory but is strongly recommended. The influenza vaccine (flu shot) is generally not available until October and takes two weeks to become effective.

 

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE PRE-PRACTIUCM REQUIREMENTS

Below are the immunization requirements for pre-practicum students. These requirements must be completed in order for students to be eligible to attend clinical placement. 

Students are responsible for keeping the original documents at all times. Students must monitor their uoit.net email address throughout the entire year to facilitate smooth handling of their documentation.

NOTE: Please begin the process of completing the required documentation as soon as you receive your grades at the end of the winter semester. Time required for completion can be extensive and may delay your attendance to mandatory components of the MLSc program if not complete by the due dates.

IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

If you require specific information regarding immunization, please contact Marsha Townsend via email (marsha.townsend@uoit.ca) or telephone at 905.721.8668 ext. 6187.  Marsha’s office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30-4:30.  Urgent inquiries can be made to Evelyn Moreau via email (evelyn.moreau@uoit.ca) or telephone at 905.721.8668 ext. 2826 if you get an out-of-office message for Marsha.

To help protect the health and safety of students and patients/clients, all students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Science program must provide proof of immunization to be eligible for laboratory-based courses and to attend clinical placement.  There are two occasions where proof of immunization must be provided as indicated in the following table:

 

Relevant Students

When to Begin

Required Document

Due Dates

Students entering practicum (clinical placement) the next academic year

April prior to the start of practicum

Returning Student Immunization Form – MLSc 

July start to placement: last Friday in May

 

August/Sept start to placement: first Friday in July

Students entering practicum:

  • Details about the immunization requirements, returning student immunization form and process will be provided via email after winter grade release for all students eligible for practicum.
  • Entry immunization includes proof of completion of a one-step tuberculosis (TB) test or documentation from a health care provider indicating they have no signs of active TB if have previously tested positive.
  • The influenza (flu) vaccination is not mandatory but is strongly recommended. The influenza vaccine (flu shot) is generally not available until October and takes two weeks to become effective.  Note: Any clinical practicum site can make it mandatory to have an annual influenza vaccination prior to approving placement.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to keep all original approved documents safe. Copies of originals must be provided along with other mandatory documentation at the beginning of placement at each practicum site.