Immunization Requirements

Your Immunization record showing:

All standard childhood immunizations required in Canada including Polio.

  • Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccinations:  You must provide documented proof of 2 Varicella vaccinations, or a serology report (blood work) showing immunity.
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR):  You must have documented proof of 2 full MMR vaccinations, or a serology report (blood work) showing immunity.
  • Tetanus vaccination within the last 9 years.  Tdap is recommended which is a combination of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis.  Tetanus vaccination is required every 10 years.  
  • Hepatitis B series (2 childhood immunizations or 3 adult vaccinations - dependent on when/where received).
  • COVID-19 vaccinations: Year 1 nursing students must provide proof of three doses of the COVID-19 vaccination (2 doses plus booster), as this is required for clinical placements in Long Term Care Facilities.  Students in Years 2, 3, and 4 must provide proof of at least two doses, and may require a booster for certain placements (such as Year 4 students going into Long Term Care).

Any additional vaccinations you receive must be provided with your clinical document package.

If your vaccinations were done in Canada, then it is recommended that you go through the Public Health Unit in your hometown to get your full record of immunizations.  This record should include all childhood immunizations provided by your HCP plus any routine immunizations received in grade school through the Public Health Units.  Most students will find that their Public Health Unit offers an online service to be able to access their immunization records.

International students will need to provide proof of vaccination in English, either documented through their Health Care Provider or through a health care agency.