All clinical healthcare programs (CHP) in the United States require documentation of many types of immunizations and health information. The key for CHP personnel is to determine if immunization and health information is valid or if immunity exists. Documentation alone does not guarantee a student will be protected. This document will review common immunization and health information collected by many CHP and provide recommendations that programs may consider when adopting or changing polices on student immunization and health information.

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Douglas Gardenhire, EdD, RRT-NPS, FAARC, is interim chair of the Department of Respiratory Therapy at Georgia State University.




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