All SMCS volunteers are required to be screened for Tuberculosis and have documented immunity to the following diseases:
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Pertussis (whooping cough). Vaccination against Pertussis is also required.
- Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended but not required for those volunteers who may have the potential for contact with blood or body fluids with their assignments.
- The seasonal flu vaccine is recommended but not required during each flu season.
SMCS Employee Health Services will provide TB screening, Seasonal Flu vaccination, as well as Hepatitis B vaccination and post vaccination titers free of charge only after being accepted into the volunteer program.
Evidence of immunity is defined as written documentation of: (1) immunization record (i.e. copy of immunization record card, My Health on Line printout, etc), OR (2) copy of laboratory result confirming disease or immunity (i.e. serology results) or as otherwise descripted below. Volunteers may visit their own health provider to meet the health requirements not otherwise provided by SMCS Employee Health Services (EHS).
Volunteers can meet the health requirements for each of these diseases in the following ways.