Medical Centre Advisory for Health and Allied Health Students

Requirements to Access and Participate In Clinical Rotations


All students enrolled in health and allied health courses of study and academic staff /preceptors must be fully immunized to participate in clinical rotations within areas of the Ministry of Health.  Access to clinical sites will only be granted if immunization is current and covers the period of rotation.



Minimum Acceptable Evidence of Immunity



If no record, must have a Mantoux Test performed

Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (DPT/DT)

Five (5) doses of DPT/DT/DTaP with the most recent booster within the last 10 years


Three (3) – Five (5) doses

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Two (2) doses

Hepatitis B

Three (3) doses and proof of positive immunity

Varicella/chicken pox

Two Varicella vaccines at least 1 month apart


Yearly (including H1N1)

Mantoux Test

For persons from regions with high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) or exposure


All applicable students must have the Mantoux test performed and results forwarded to the Medical Centre. This can be done at the facilities listed below:


National Chest Hospital                                    St. James Type 5 Health Centre

Barbican Road                                                 Creek Street

Kingston 6                                                        Montego Bay

(876) 702-3509                                                (876) 979-7820-4


Requirements for Travel/Study Abroad


The following may become necessary in addition to the above immunization schedule.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Yellow Fever
  • Malaria prophylaxis (should begin at least 7 days prior to travel and taken in its entirety)

Note there are different requirements for each country so kindly contact the Medical Centre at least four (4) weeks prior to your departure.


The Yellow Fever vaccine can be obtained at a cost of $1500 on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the following locations:


Comprehensive Clinic                                       St. James Type 5 Health Centre

55 Slipe Pen Road                                            Creek Street

Kingston                                                          Montego Bay

(876) 922-2095                                                                    (876) 979-7820-4