Some Lab Animal Research and Comparative Medicine staff must demonstrate they do not have active Tuberculosis. Other researchers must be immune from Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken Pox and/or other infectious agents they may come in contact with. Every affected staff member/employee must provide proof of immunity through immunization records or titers at the time of their entry to the program or upon hire. If these records are not available, titers (blood tests) will be drawn to determine immunity. Staff who are not immune will be offered the appropriate vaccine at no cost to them.
All university employees with potential for any exposure to blood or body fluids as a part of their work at Stanford University will also be offered Hepatitis B vaccine, if they are not already vaccinated and have documented positive titer. This is to take place within the first 10 days of hire or placement; again at no cost to the employee.
Annual Influenza Vaccine ("Flu Shot") is offered every fall to all University Employees. This vaccine is strongly recommended for employees in order to protect our family members and co-workers.
Other immunizations available to our employees include Hepatitis A vaccine, for all dietary workers and food handlers; Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) for work related wounds/lacerations.