Volunteer Services at University Health Services
The host department is responsible for ensuring Volunteers and Observers have been connected to the appropriate office for processing. All Volunteers/Observers must complete the Immunization Documentation form required by Jefferson. This form details the requirements that must be completed in advance of arrival and placement.
It can take four to six weeks to complete all of the immunization requirements. UHS does not provide immunizations to Volunteers/Observers. If upon review of the immunization documentation form, it is determined that the requirements have not been met, the Volunteer/Observer will be directed back to the processing department. They will also be referred to a facility that will provide the service for a fee. The Volunteer/Observer is responsible for the cost of receiving these services.
Annual Tuberculosis Screening and Influenza Vaccination
UHS performs the annual tuberculosis screening and provides the influenza vaccination as a complimentary service to active Volunteers. Volunteers and Observers must present a valid Jefferson ID badge to receive these services. Please check out the Tuberculosis Screening/PPD and Influenza Vaccination Program sections for additional details about these services.
International Visitors and Observers coming to Jefferson are currently included in the volunteer category and must follow the same process in order to begin any assignment, visit or observership with a department. Please view the International Visitor Health Requirements to prepare for the arrival of an international visitor to the Jefferson campus.
Under certain circumstances, the nature of the tasks a Volunteer performs while at Jefferson requires them to have immunity to specific diseases. When an immunization, i.e., rabies vaccine, is specific to the assignment/role the person has been placed into as a Volunteer, UHS will provide the immunizations. In addition, there will be no cost to the Volunteer for this service.