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It is recommended that students enrolling in / undertaking relevant Deakin University under/postgraduate courses review / be vaccinated or blood tested (as per Australian Immunisation Handbook 9th edition guidelines) for:
Several clinical placement agencies require that students are vaccinated / blood tested as outlined above before undertaking clinical placement and / or graduate employment. Deakin University Medical Centres provides detailed advice, blood testing and administer all necessary vaccinations prior to commencement of clinical placements and/or employment.
Hepatitis B vaccination consists of three injections at 0, 1 and 6 months or rapid schedule day 0, 7, 21 with a 4th booster at 12 months. Post vaccination serology should be completed 4-8 weeks after completion of a hepatitis B primary course.
Hepatitis A vaccination consists of two injections at 0, 6-12 months, which is estimated to provide 20 years to lifetime protection. Please note: Twinrix (combined hepatitis A and B) is also available, consisting of 3 injections at 0, 1 and 6 months or rapid schedule as above.
Human Services Victoria TB program recommends healthcare workers require Mantoux testing only. Mantoux testing is a two part screening test for TB. Day one a small skin test is given in the forearm which is 'read' three days later. A Mantoux testing certificate is issued after the reading. Testing dates are available from Student Life reception or Deakin Medical Centre current programs.
Students can also undertake Quantiferon blood testing (as an alternate screening method) if Mantoux testing is not available. This blood test can be done at Deakin Medical Centre or from your local general practitioner.
Vaccination/blood test appointments can be made by phone or in person at Deakin Medical Centre.
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