Saint Paul College Policies & Procedures

04.11.00.1 - Bloodborne Pathogens Immunization Procedure

The Federal OSHA law in effect requires that all employees who are occupationally exposed to 

Bloodborne Pathogens have a HBV Vaccination series made available at no cost to the employee. 
A series consists of three (3) shots – initial, second – a month later, and third – six months later.

Employees are asked to go to their own health provider or wherever they wish to go. They should 
then provide a copy of the invoice of payment to the college. If insurance covers the cost, you 
need not present an invoice.

If you do not want to receive the series, you must sign a statement of declination.

The Safety and Health Officer keeps a list of all college employees who are receiving the vaccine 
and those who are declining. The Departments that are considered to be occupationally exposed 
include but are not limited to: Plant Operations, Safety and Security, Culinary Arts, Medical 
Laboratory Technician, Nursing, Nursing Assistant, and Respiratory Care Technician.

All occupationally exposed employees are also to receive annual training.

Clinical sites for Health Program students require that all students shall receive the HBV 
vaccination series or sign a declination statement. Students will be responsible for the cost of the 
vaccination series. The Dean of Health and Services keeps a list of all student employees who are 
receiving the vaccine and those who are declining.

Students in other programs who are occupationally exposed are advised of their risk and must 
receive the HBV vaccination series or sign a declination statement.

If there are any further questions regarding this vaccination process, please contact the Dean of 
Health and Service.


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Policy Status

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