Required Immunizations

​Required Immunizations and Tuberculosis Screenings for all UWMC Volunteers

​1) Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

  • Two vaccines spaced at least 30 days apart and after 1 year of age.   Positive antibody titers may be accepted in lieu of vaccinations.
2) Varicella (Chicken pox)
  • Two vaccines spaced at least 30 days apart and after 1 year of age, or history of disease.  Positive antibody titers may be accepted in lieu of vaccinations.
3) Tetanus Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)
  • A Tdap booster is also required in addition to the initial immunization.  Booster must be received between 2005 to present.
    • University of Washington Students may obtain copies of their immunization records from Hall Health located on Campus.
    • The University of Washington Medical Center’s Employee Health Department does not provide Immunizations for Volunteer applicants. The University of Washington Medical Center's Employee Health Department does not provide immunizations for volunteer applicants. If you are unable to locate some or all of your required immunization records, you will need to re-take the vaccination(s), possibly at a cost. Contact your primary doctor or local pharmacy for more information. UW students contact Hall Health. For information on resources to obtain immunizations, refer to the Find A Health Center resource on the US Department of Health and Human Services website.
4) Two Tuberculosis tests placed at least one week apart.
  • The most recent TB test must be placed within 30 days of volunteer start date.

5) Flu Shot.

UWMC Employee Health will provide volunteers with flu shot, TB testing  and Immunization review free of charge and appointments are scheduled through UWMC Volunteer Services. During your appointment you will meet with an Employee Health representative who will review your immunization records and place the first TB skin test. You will need to return to Employee Health within 48-72 hours after having the TB skin test placed to have it read.  Appointments are not necessary for the reading of your TB skin test.  A second TB skin test will be placed at a minimum of 7 days after the first test.  The overall TB screening process takes an average of two-weeks to complete.  Screenings from other facilities can be acceptable, provided that they have been administered within 12-months of the volunteer’s start date.  Bring appropriate documentation of the TB screening to your appointment to be reviewed for UWMC compliance.

Appointments with UWMC Employee Health are made through Volunteer Services after volunteer applicant has been screened and cleared for placement by Volunteer Manager.   You will be required to bring complete documentation of the required immunizations (listed above in steps 1-3) to your first appointment with UWMC Employee Health.  Appointments will not be honored and the TB skin test will not be provided unless immunization records are complete and brought to Employee Health at the time of the first appointment.

Employee Health is located on the second floor of University of Washington Medical Center, across the hall from the entrance to the Emergency Department.  Employee Health can be reached by phone at (206) 598-4848. 

TB screenings must be renewed through Employee Health on an annual basis by all volunteers who continue their service beyond 12 months.

For additional information about Washington State Department of Health Immunization Requirements and Infection Control precautions check the Quick Links area on the Washington State Department of Health Website.


Required Immunizations and Tuberculosis Screenings for all UWMC Volunteers (PDF)