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.