All candidates must complete a health and immunization record review in order to volunteer at Lurie Children’s. Volunteers must provide certain health/immunization records to comply with hospital policies and other regulatory requirements. You DO NOT need to have this completed prior to scheduling an interview.
If you do not already have these records on hand, you will be responsible for obtaining them through your own providers and at your own expense.
The health and immunization record review has been known to slow down the time it takes to get started with volunteering. Please take a look at the requirements below, and consider how you will meet them if you decide to volunteer:
Measles/mumps/rubella (MMR): Proof of immunity is required
The following documents will be accepted for measles/mumps/rubella (MMR):
Official documentation of two each of measles/mumps/rubella (or 2 MMR’s) OR
Official documentation of lab work showing immunity to measles/mumps/rubella
Varicella (Chicken Pox): Proof of immunity is required
The following documents will be accepted for varicella:
Official documentation of two varicella vaccines OR
Official documentation of lab work showing immunity to varicella.
Tuberculosis (TB) Tests
The following will be accepted for Tuberculosis (TB) test:
Two TB skin tests (one within the past year and one within 90 days of starting) OR
Quantiferon Gold TB test or Tspot blood test within the last year OR
If you have a history of positive TB skin test, documentation and a radiology report of a chest x-ray within the past year.
Adult Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccination: Proof of vaccination is required
Influenza (Flu) Vaccination
Lurie Children’s has a mandatory flu vaccination policy. If your start date is during flu season, you are required to provide official documentation that you’ve received a flu vaccine this season.
If your start date is not during flu season, you will be required to get a flu vaccine during the next flu vaccine period.